Seafood and Health
Salmon is universally acclaimed to be a key part of a healthy diet and Marine Harvest takes great pride in delivering a tasty, nutritious and sustainable product that is enjoyed by five million people around the world every day.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation reports “fish is a food of excellent nutritional value, providing high quality protein and a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, including vitamins A and D, phosphorus, magnesium, selenium and iodine.”
The presence of these vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids make seafood a healthy choice, good for both physical and mental wellbeing. Fish is widely recognized as nutritious by health authorities, dietary specialists and many others.
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends eating about 8 ounces (226 grams) per week of a variety of seafood, which provide an average consumption of 250mg per day of Omega 3s (EPA/DHA). Marine Harvest Canada’s salmon are a rich source of Omega 3s, providing a minimum of 1.0g/100g serving. Enjoying 8 ounces of Marine Harvest Canada’s Atlantic farm-raised salmon once per week provides the recommended daily levels of Omega 3 (322mg per day).