A Cheat Sheet for Buying Alaska Salmon

Pretty sure I was a cat in a past life. Or maybe a big Grizzly bear who liked to fish with his mouth. Because salmon? OMG. Salmon. It’s the stuff people write poetry about. (Or at least people like me do.)

So when Alaska Seafood offered to send us some fillets (more on that in the coming weeks — with photos!) to try along with this handy infographic on the different varieties of Alaska salmon, we were pumped. After all, ’tis the season for wild salmon from Alaska — which accounts for 95 percent of the wild salmon you’ll see in the supermarket. Rich in protein, vitamins, minerals and those amazingly healthy omega-3 fats, bone up on your salmon facts below so that you pick the right kind of salmon for your fit-foodie plate!

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I’m embarrassed to admit that I didn’t even realize that salmon had a season, like fruits or veggies do. (Learn something new every day!) But now I really can’t wait to cook up some Sockeye and Coho salmon. Deee-licious!

Do you have a favorite kind of salmon? —Jenn

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  1. Too bad they left out a piece of “white” king. A small percentage of king salmon have white flesh. These are the best of the best. A slightly higher oil content, and but milder flavor.