Norwegian Salmon

Salmon, The Superfood

Seafood is full of healthy protein that improves heart health, brain function, bone strength and more.

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Nutritious, healthy and delicious, our salmon has it all

Here are some of the advantages you and your customers shouldn't miss out on. By eating our salmon, you and they will benefit from fish packed with goodness.

Proteine

Needed to build and maintain every cell in the body. Proteins consist of various amino acids. Those that the body cannot produce itself, so which must be added through diet, are called essential amino acids.

Omega 3 - fatty acid

Omega 3 prevents and slows the development of cardiovascular diseases. These marine fatty acids are also key building blocks of the brain.

Vitamin A

Helps give you good eyesight and a strong immune defence system. It is also important to foetal development and reproductive ability. RDI for 350 micrograms (children) and 900 micrograms (adults). 100g of salmon contains approximately 3-20 micrograms of vitamin A.

Vitamin D

Contained in fatty fish appears to have a preventive effect on diabetes type 2 and MS (auto-immune illnesses where the body's immune defence system attacks the body's cells instead of protecting them). It also appears to have a preventive effect on certain types of cancer, such as breast cancer, colon cancer and rectal cancer. Reaserchers are still carrying out new studies into all of this. 100g of salmon provides 80-100% of your daily intake of Vitamin D.

Vitamin B12

Is important in enabling your body to form new cells. Given that the body stores very many red blood cells, a deficiency of Vitamin B12 can result in anaemia and iodine is important for your normal metabolism. Recommended daily intake is between 0.8-2 micrograms and 100g of our salmon contains roughly 3.9 micrograms.

Selenium

Is important for the body's immune system because it counters damaging processes in the body. Selenium also appears to protect the body against environmental pollutants such as heavy metals.

Iodine

Is important for the natural metabolism of cells.

Nutrition facts

Nutrition value per 100 g of boneless salmon

Energy 757 kJ
181 kcal
Protein 18.4 g
Fat
of which
- Saturated fat 2.6 g
- Monounsaturated fat 5 g
- Polyunsaturated fat 3.28 g
of which
- Omega 3 (n-3) 2.25 g
- Omega 6 (n-6) 0.52 g
 
Cholesterol 70 mg
Carbohydrates 0 g
Vitamins
Thiamine 0.23 mg
C
Riboflavin 0.1 mg
Niacin 9.2 g
B6 1 mg
Folate 26 μg
B12 6.2 μg
A 30 μg
D 12.5 μg
E 1.3 mg
Minerals
Calcium 20 mg
Phosphorus 200 mg
Iron 0.8 mg
Magnesium 24 mg
Potassium 330 mg
Zinc 0.4 mg
Selenium 26 μg

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  • 1 The human brain loves Norwegian salmon

    A number of studies have shown that eating seafood supports brain function and helps combat depression. Other studies show that dietary content rich in marine omega-3 fatty acids can help children with learning disabilities. 

    The reason is that the brain consists of a great deal of fat, much of which comprises the omega-3 fatty acids DHA and EPA.

    Marine omega-3 fatty acids enable the brain cells to connect with other brain cells more easily. Since all processes in your brain are electrical impulses, the greater number of contact points you have, the better the brain function will be.

Frequently asked questions

The Norwegian Food Safety Authority and the Institute of Marine Research take samples and analyse them. The fish farming industry in Norway is subject to strict regulation.

No. Farmed salmon today contains less toxic pollutants than wild salmon. That is because farmed salmon are feeded by a documented and controlled feed. Undesirable substances as PCBs, dioxins and heavy metals in salmon fillets have been monitored for more than a decade. The content is far below proscribed limits.

No. No residues from illegal drugs or legally used pharmaceuticals above set limits have ever been found. The Norwegian authorities perform thousands of tests every year.

No. The pinkish-red colour of wild and ocean-farmed salmon comes from a carotenoid called astaxanthin. Ocean-farmed salmon receives this through diet supplements – the same way we take vitamins.

Yes. In fact, the Directorate of Health recommends that pregnant women and breastfeeding women eat more seafood. Mother's intake of fatty fish such as farmed salmon, contributes to the development of the nerve system in fetuses and infants who are breastfed.

The advice with raw fish is to ensure that the cooling chain has been unbroken during transportation, and that you freeze the fish before you prepare it to kill any parasites.

Several of the health benefits of seafood occur when different substances work together. A combination of marine omega-3 fatty acids and the amino acid taurine is more effective at reducing cholesterol than taking marine omega-3 fatty acids alone.