- WILD CAUGHT IN NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
- MSC CERTIFIED
- EXCELLENT SOURCE OF PROTEIN
- NATURAL SOURCE OF OMEGA-3S
- SOURCE OF VITAMIN D & CALCIUM
- LOW IN FAT & TRANS FAT FREE
Wild Sockeye Salmon
(Sockeye Salmon – Latin: Oncorhynchus nerka)
Traditionally packed as a whole piece of fish with skin and bones, our wild Pacific sockeye salmon is one of the highest, non-dairy sources of calcium. The little bones are very tender and mash up easily.
- Sockeye Salmon
Sockeye salmon measure 18 to 31 inches in length and weigh 4-15 pounds. Like all species of Pacific salmon, sockeye salmon are anadromous, living in the ocean but entering fresh water to spawn. Sockeye salmon spend 1-4 years in fresh water and 1-3 years in the ocean.
Sea-going sockeye salmon have iridescent silver flanks, a white belly, and a metallic green-blue top, giving them their “blueback” name. As sockeye salmon return upriver to their spawning grounds, their bodies turn brilliant red and their heads take on a greenish color, hence their other common name, “red” salmon.
Sockeye salmon are found in cold waters of North Pacific Ocean – on the west coast of North America and on the east coast of Asia.