B.C. Salmon is one of the planet’s most nutritious food, known as a super food, this popular fish is packed with vital nutrients for our daily health. Raising farm-fresh salmon is a major part of British Columbia’s aquaculture industry. Here is a quick overview of the amazing health benefits of adding farm-raised B.C. Salmon to your diet.
- A 3.5-ounce (100-gram) portion of farmed salmon has 2.3 grams of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids. The same portion of wild salmon contains 2.6 grams (1, 2).
- Consuming at least two servings of salmon per week can help meet your omega-3 fatty acid needs.
- B.C. Salmon is rich in healthy protein. Protein is an essential nutrient that you must get from your diet.
- A 3.5-ounce serving of salmon contains 22–25 grams of protein (1, 2).
- B.C. Salmon is an excellent source of B vitamins. Below is the B vitamin content in 3.5 ounces (100 grams) of salmon.
- Vitamin B1 (thiamin): 18% of the RDI
- Vitamin B2 (riboflavin): 29% of the RDI
- Vitamin B3 (niacin): 50% of the RDI
- Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid): 19% of the RDI
- Vitamin B6: 47% of the RDI
- Vitamin B9 (folic acid): 7% of the RDI
- Vitamin B12: 51% of the RDI
- These vitamins are involved in several important processes in your body, including turning the food you eat into energy, creating and repairing DNA and reducing the inflammation that can lead to heart disease (17).
What is thiamine?
Thiamine (vitamin B1) is a water-soluble vitamin that is used in nearly every cell in the body.
Thiamin’s main role is to help your body use carbohydrates and protein to make energy.
Foods high in thiamin include pork, fish, seeds, nuts, beans, green peas, tofu, brown rice, squash, asparagus, and seafood. The current daily value (DV) for vitamin B1 is 1.2mg.
The human body cannot produce thiamine, so we must ingest it from our diet to prevent thiamine deficiency.
Did you know, one of the risks of following a gluten-free diet is not getting enough thiamin?Increase in your diet – farm-raised B.C. Salmon, as well as nuts, seeds and greens.