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Offline ajmesa

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Wild Canned Salmon
« on: February 17, 2010, 05:55:22 PM »
I am eating about 1 pound of wild alaskan pink canned salmon every 2-3 days (around3-4 times a week). From what I can see in nutrition data it has over 2,000 IU of vit D, 1,200 mg of calcium, whole bunch of O3 and other nutrients. I am eating it as a replacement to farmed salmon as I cannot afford fresh wild salmon right now (college student). Do you guys see any major drawbacks?

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Re: Wild Canned Salmon
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2010, 06:03:11 PM »
probably just the salt content if it's high?


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Re: Wild Canned Salmon
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2010, 06:59:13 PM »
probably just the salt content if it's high?
Yeah that's true. The whole 1 lb is about 80% of the sodium "daily allowance." I don't use salt when cooking though, hopefully that counts for something. I also drain all the liquid but I am not sure if this makes a difference.

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Re: Wild Canned Salmon
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2010, 07:03:44 PM »
See if you can find any information about mercury in the brand you eat.  Those bigger fish sometimes have a problem with heavy metals that limit their consumption to a couple of times a week.  Or less.

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Re: Wild Canned Salmon
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2010, 07:54:23 PM »
Wild Alaskan salmon is extremely low in mercury relative to other fish.  It's just about the perfect food from the paleo standpoint.

There might be some small amount of contaminants from the cans or canning process, but honestly I wouldn't worry too much about it.  I eat a couple cans of sardines per week.



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Re: Wild Canned Salmon
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2010, 08:12:55 PM »
i think most of the salt would be in the liquid so it's likely very reasonable considering you don't eat salt anywhere else too!

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Re: Wild Canned Salmon
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2010, 10:31:38 PM »
Yeah, mercury is low in alaskan salmon (undetectable). This might be helpful for future reference:

http://www.gotmercury.org/article.php?list=type&type=75

Thanks for the info guys. I am just gonna keep eating it for now.

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Re: Wild Canned Salmon
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2010, 09:52:30 AM »
It's also worth noting that anything canned has been heated, and most likely has had BPA leech from the can lining into the meat. Canned stuff is fine, don't get me wrong, but you WILL get chemicals coming in from the canning process. If possible, buy fresh, or if you ever find salmon in glass jars, buy stock in that company! (Note: Jar lids are also lined with BPA)

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Re: Wild Canned Salmon
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2010, 12:46:18 PM »
or frozen?  Here in BC Canada...wild canned salmon is about $4.99 CDN per can...that's like 113 grams drained (4 oz).  But I can buy 7-4 oz wild frozen fillets at Costco for $15.99 CDN

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Re: Wild Canned Salmon
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2010, 02:50:27 PM »
or frozen?  Here in BC Canada...wild canned salmon is about $4.99 CDN per can...that's like 113 grams drained (4 oz).  But I can buy 7-4 oz wild frozen fillets at Costco for $15.99 CDN

As I said in another thread, make sure it's more than just "Wild Salmon". Make sure it's "Wild Alaskan Salmon"

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Re: Wild Canned Salmon
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2010, 06:17:46 AM »
I've never bought canned salamon before?

Do you just cook it like regular salamon or do you use it at room temp in salads?

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Re: Wild Canned Salmon
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2010, 06:26:50 AM »
I've never bought canned salamon before?

Do you just cook it like regular salamon or do you use it at room temp in salads?
Definitely don't cook it like regular salmon as it is already cooked. You can use it like that but I prefer to make curries and "chowders". Just add it at the end so that it heats completely but it doesn't burn.

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Re: Wild Canned Salmon
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2010, 06:42:58 AM »
With canned salmon you get the added bonus of the bones.

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Re: Wild Canned Salmon
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2010, 10:03:14 AM »
I've never bought canned salamon before?

Do you just cook it like regular salamon or do you use it at room temp in salads?
Definitely don't cook it like regular salmon as it is already cooked. You can use it like that but I prefer to make curries and "chowders". Just add it at the end so that it heats completely but it doesn't burn.

It's just like canned tuna in this way. For backpacking trips, the pouches of salmon and tuna are GREAT (though pouches don't escape the BPA lining issue)

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Re: Wild Canned Salmon
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2010, 11:00:33 AM »
How much do oyu guys pay per can/pouch?

Do you get them at whole foods?