Salmon is salmon, no matter where it comes from… right? Not exactly.
According to Heathline, there are some pretty staggering differences in the nutritional content of farm-raised and wild salmon. That's because they grow up eating entirely different things. While wild salmon eats mostly, well, wild things, like small invertebrates, farmed salmon is fed a diet of processed fish food that can vary by producer.
There's a lot of variation here depending on how much you're eating and how it's prepared, but here are some guidelines based on half of a fillet. While that half of a fillet of wild salmon comes with only 281 calories, that jumps to around 412 calories when you're talking about the farm-raised stuff. How about fat? Wild salmon has around 13 grams of fat, while the farm-raised kind comes with a whopping 27 grams. That's a huge leap!
But what about fatty acids? How much omega-3 you're getting in that serving of salmon is a tricky thing to figure out. According to Harvard Health, studies on the omega-3 content of the major varieties of farm-raised salmon can very between 717 mg and 1533 mg. That's a huge difference, but they also say that the farm raised stuff generally has more than the wild.
Not all of the nutrients in salmon are impacted in the same way — they both contain about the same amounts of cholesterol and magnesium — but that just goes to show that not all salmon is created equal.
Watch the video to learn about the difference you never knew about farmed vs. wild salmon.
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