Do you Know That Most Gray Salmons Are Laced with Synthetic Pink Pigments?
Let’s begin this article with a question.
Are you a fan of salmon? Would you consume it if you were given a gray salmon for free?
The answer will most likely be a NO! Not wrong, uh?
Now, what if I gave you a pink salmon? That is, a gray salmon that has been made pink using food dye? Would you eat it? You probably might. If you’ve been eating farm-raised salmon, I think you should reconsider. Farm-raised salmon and wild-caught salmon may be similar, but they’re not the same. And so, in this article, I will focus on one unique difference: the coloring.
Farm-raised salmon vs. wild-caught salmon: which is healthier?
Wild salmon is from natural environments like rivers, lakes, and oceans.
However, over half of all salmons sold globally come from fish farms, which breed fish via aquaculture.
Wild salmon feed on other organisms that live in their natural environment. On the other hand, farmed salmon are red, a processed, high protein, and a high-fat diet that increases their size (3).
Their nutritional value differs
Farmed salmon are given processed fish feed. But conversely, wild salmon eat a whole lot of invertebrates found in their natural environment.
This explains why both kinds of salmon have varying nutrient content.
Wild-caught salmon (113 grams)
22 grams protein