What to look for when buying canned sockeye salmon

Salmon has a good rep for a reason: it’s one of the healthiest fish you can eat. Adding it into your diet in a convenient, tasty way with canned sockeye salmon from Gold Seal is a smart way to get those benefits when and where you want them, for almost any meal. Not all canned salmon is created equal, however, so knowing what to look for when you’re making a buying decision can go a long way. Here are four things we think you should look for when buying sockeye salmon in a can.

Salmon has a good rep for a reason: it’s one of the healthiest fish you can eat. Adding it into your diet in a convenient, tasty way with canned sockeye salmon from Gold Seal is a smart way to get those benefits when and where you want them, for almost any meal.

Not all canned salmon is created equal, however, so knowing what to look for when you’re making a buying decision can go a long way. Here are four things we think you should look for when buying sockeye salmon in a can.

1.  Find your flavour

Sockeye Salmon has a strong flavour, a rich texture, and bright colour, but when you’re picking the right can for you, you have some choice. Sockeye Salmon is traditional canned bone-in, with skin included, giving it a rich flavour profile and making it a great source of calcium. If you’d prefer something a bit lighter and easier to add to an even wider range of meals, boneless, skinless salmon is available too. For those on low sodium diets, look for a No Salt Added option.

2.  Avoid industrial oils and soy

The ingredients list on your canned salmon should be one of your first stops: avoid mixtures that contain coal or soybean oil. Keep an eye out for “contains egg, milk, and soy ingredients” in the allergy statement; soy may be added to broth or other ingredients, which can be challenging for those with sensitivities.

3.  Say no to BPA!

BPA or Bisphenol-A has fallen out of favour due to a link to precancerous lesions and other issues in some animals. Check the label of your salmon can to ensure that it’s BPA-free.

4.  Look for MSC certification

Sustainable fishing of sockeye salmon is important to us at Gold Seal, so each can carries certification from the Marine Stewardship Council. This international non-profit organization works to ensure that we can enjoy healthy access to seafood now while ensuring that the oceans will continue to teem with life and that our seafood supply is safeguarded for this generation and for those to come. By choosing MSC certified sockeye salmon you’re making a commitment not only to yourself now, but to all of us in the future.

Canned Sockeye Salmon is an amazing way to add nutritious salmon to your everyday diet, and as you would expect you’ll find that Gold Seal Sockeye Salmon meets all of the points listed above. Look for Gold Seal on your grocery store shelf and check back here or on our other social channels to learn some delicious ways you can make salmon a bigger part of your nutritional plan.

Sources:

http://www.eatingwell.com/article/17160/3-tips-for-buying-the-healthiest-canned-tuna-and-salmon-and-the-best-tuna-salad-recipe/

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/food-recipes/a20705957/canned-fish-to-avoid/

https://www.msc.org/about-the-msc/what-is-the-msc

http://www.berkeleywellness.com/healthy-eating/nutrition/article/salmon-whats-can

https://paleoleap.com/canned-fish-know-buy-avoid/