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Tinned salmon - denatured or OK?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 04, 2010 at 1:53 PM

I have just eaten half a tin of salmon - wild red salmon. Where I am in the UK it seems to be getting harder and harder to buy fresh wild salmon (and if I can find it, hard to afford it!). Then I noticed that the tins of salmon in the local supermarket state that they are wild salmon.

Obviously the ratio of omega 3 / 6 will be better in wild salmon - but does it survive the canning process OK or do nasty things happen to it? I noticed that the bones had gone crumbly and were easy to eat which presumably is a good source of calcium?

Also, 110 grams of tinned salmon - how does that rate towards the days intake of protein and omega 3?

Thanks!

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on December 18, 2011
at 11:28 PM

Yeah, BPA is a clinger when there's oils or acid present, so that's a concern if you are eating loads of canned fish.

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on October 27, 2011
at 06:06 PM

Many brands of canned crab are lined with paper liners.

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on June 05, 2010
at 02:19 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisphenol_A = more than you ever wanted to know about BPA. In regards to canned/tinned fish, it is used in the plastic film that often lines the cans/tins. Not always, but last month I opened a can of crab that had a thick plastic liner, and I threw it out.

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on June 04, 2010
at 09:29 PM

BPA?? What is this??

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on June 04, 2010
at 08:24 PM

A serious consideration. It will most likely be there unless otherwise stated.

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on June 04, 2010
at 02:43 PM

Thanks for that link. So I'll be buying water packed from now!

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on June 04, 2010
at 02:34 PM

There is a fairly lengthy discussion in this thread - http://paleohacks.com/questions/2232/how-about-canned-fish - on canned fish in general, not specifically salmon but I'm sure a lot of it carries from Tuna to Herring to Salmon. The general consensus was it's good just be sure to check the ingredients list for hidden items.

I personally have taken a liking to canned fish. It's delicious, convenient, cheap, and portable! I can't imagine it being any better =]

4e184df9c1ed38f61febc5d6cf031921

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on June 04, 2010
at 02:43 PM

Thanks for that link. So I'll be buying water packed from now!

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0637289bb4a0ab314d80fa4de627d395

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on June 04, 2010
at 04:18 PM

Dr. Cordain wrote an article about canned fish. In summary, he advised against it. Thought the canning process destroyed most of the nutrients. Personally, I eat a large amount of canned fish and have not noticed any ill effects in my blood work or my athletic performance. I stick to wild salmon and "sardines".

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on October 27, 2011
at 05:08 PM

I've recently started to eat the canned wild red salmon (not the pink which is too salty) from Whole Foods and am very pleased with it. At $2.50 for a 7 ounce can it's a good deal and it still has the skin. It's delicious, better than the fresh to me.

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on June 04, 2010
at 06:46 PM

What about BPA?

C53665c3f012fa1ede91033b08a8a6e7

(2269)

on June 05, 2010
at 02:19 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bisphenol_A = more than you ever wanted to know about BPA. In regards to canned/tinned fish, it is used in the plastic film that often lines the cans/tins. Not always, but last month I opened a can of crab that had a thick plastic liner, and I threw it out.

4e184df9c1ed38f61febc5d6cf031921

(5005)

on June 04, 2010
at 09:29 PM

BPA?? What is this??

0637289bb4a0ab314d80fa4de627d395

(1015)

on June 04, 2010
at 08:24 PM

A serious consideration. It will most likely be there unless otherwise stated.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41757)

on October 27, 2011
at 06:06 PM

Many brands of canned crab are lined with paper liners.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on December 18, 2011
at 11:28 PM

Yeah, BPA is a clinger when there's oils or acid present, so that's a concern if you are eating loads of canned fish.

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38fca13acabddf7b9c54098507e4041a

on October 27, 2011
at 07:21 PM

I've eaten tons of canned fish the last ten years. It's about survival.

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