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Frozen (wild) salmon - Chum Salmon fat content?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 06, 2011 at 1:21 PM

I spotted a frozen 4 x 125 grams - package of wild pacific salmon in one of my weekly grocery stores. The species was Chum Salmon (Oncorhynchus keta), aka dog salmon. The fat content per 100 g was only 4 grams, as opposed to "regular" salmon's 12-16 grams of fat per 100 grams. Would a salmon with a fat content this low useful at all, in the sense of getting my omega 3 fix?

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on October 06, 2012
at 05:04 PM

not me I eat sockeye canned salmon when I can find it

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on July 19, 2011
at 08:22 PM

People people ...... Remember we are looking for the best ratio of O3 to O6. Looks like 670mg O3 against 30mg O6 is damn near perfect for upping your O3's. Just take a look at the disappointing values on most Fish Oil supps .... some are almost even with the amount of O6's provided so spending $$$ on this is a foolish decision because your are making no gains to the good side.

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on June 07, 2011
at 07:56 AM

Chum gets a bad rap. It doesn't have that characteristic strong flavor of, say, sockeye, but the name dog salmon does it a real injustice. It's a perfectly good, milder tasting fish. I believe it has about 1/2 to 2/3 the amount of omega-threes as sockeye, too. So not as good, perhaps, but certainly not terrible. If you've ever eaten canned salmon, you're eating chum.

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on June 07, 2011
at 07:36 AM

Dont forget that its salmon season now Finland and you may get local wild salmon as low as 13eur/kg.

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on June 07, 2011
at 04:16 AM

so probably not worth buying...what's that roughly 1/3 or 1/4 of the O3 compared to regular salmon.

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on June 07, 2011
at 04:13 AM

i do eat regular salmon and sardines weekly, but i was just wondering if this was even worth buying. the taste is also an issue, after reading about it, dog salmon is not supposed to be that great (obviously).

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on June 06, 2011
at 05:59 PM

according to selfNutritionData

Fish, Salmon, Chum, raw (Alaska Native) per 100g;

Fat 3.7g Saturated 0.5g Monounsaturated 0.9g Polyunsaturated 0.8g Omega 3 670mg Omega 6 30mg

8d1ce78fe7071f2f60fd59365bf21cfc

(580)

on June 07, 2011
at 04:16 AM

so probably not worth buying...what's that roughly 1/3 or 1/4 of the O3 compared to regular salmon.

9f8111d9ecaa64ea098a0860b47300e0

on July 19, 2011
at 08:22 PM

People people ...... Remember we are looking for the best ratio of O3 to O6. Looks like 670mg O3 against 30mg O6 is damn near perfect for upping your O3's. Just take a look at the disappointing values on most Fish Oil supps .... some are almost even with the amount of O6's provided so spending $$$ on this is a foolish decision because your are making no gains to the good side.

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44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

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on June 06, 2011
at 06:51 PM

Is it from the tail? Never buy the tail. Always middle cut, most fat and best flavor. This is only possible in fish market tho :(

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on June 06, 2011
at 06:29 PM

Wild salmon varities have lower fat content than it's farmed brothers.

Anchovies for Omega3 (1256mg per 100g, Nutrition data) would be better in your case.

8d1ce78fe7071f2f60fd59365bf21cfc

(580)

on June 07, 2011
at 04:13 AM

i do eat regular salmon and sardines weekly, but i was just wondering if this was even worth buying. the taste is also an issue, after reading about it, dog salmon is not supposed to be that great (obviously).

1398eff69b192c35de5e0dbaad59052a

(2024)

on June 07, 2011
at 07:56 AM

Chum gets a bad rap. It doesn't have that characteristic strong flavor of, say, sockeye, but the name dog salmon does it a real injustice. It's a perfectly good, milder tasting fish. I believe it has about 1/2 to 2/3 the amount of omega-threes as sockeye, too. So not as good, perhaps, but certainly not terrible. If you've ever eaten canned salmon, you're eating chum.

44348571d9bc70c02ac2975cc500f154

(5853)

on June 07, 2011
at 07:36 AM

Dont forget that its salmon season now Finland and you may get local wild salmon as low as 13eur/kg.

7278560e76901ded4081022b54c6e165

on October 06, 2012
at 05:04 PM

not me I eat sockeye canned salmon when I can find it

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