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Canned salmon fat content, why so low?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 19, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Why is the fat content of canned salmon like 1%...

and the salmon fillets are like 30%...

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on June 19, 2013
at 08:56 PM

A lot of canned salmon is wild caught. Farmed salmon are MUCH fattier than wild.

The canned salmon I buy certainly isn't 1% fat, though...

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on June 19, 2013
at 07:37 PM

Depends on the type of salmon. Canned pink salmon will be quite low in fat. What you want to buy is red/sockeye salmon, much higher in fat, also a little pricier.

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on June 19, 2013
at 07:37 PM

You should avoid using the percentage (it'll make it confusing, and just look directly at the grams provided.

For example, the pouched salmon I eat daily has 300mg of fat per 1 oz.

Some cooked sockeye salmon, has 3g per 1oz.

What's the difference? The salmon filet is cooked with the skin, and the salmon skin has a great amount of the total fat of the salmon. That doesn't mean canned or pouched salmon is worthless! Canned/pouched salmon is a great source of protein overall, and it still a good source of Omega-3 fatty acids.

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