What is Salmon?

Atlantic salmon is one of the most commonly farmed European fish species, and has grown enormously in popularity since the industry started in the 1960s. Salmon is rich in omega 3 fatty acids. This makes it a very healthy option. It is very versatile for cooking and can be baked, grilled or poached. It is also very popular as a smoked fish.

Offering a medium flavour.

Latin Name

Salmo salar


Salmon is farmed in the North East Atlantic so usually available year round


Sea reared trout or fresh water trout can be a good alternative to salmon.

Popular Salmon Questions

How many miles do salmon swim?

Salmon can travel up to and over 6,000 miles before returning back to spawn.

How long does a salmon live?

Salmon can live 2 to 7 years, with an average life span of 4 to 5 years.

Why do the salmon turn red?

Red salmon flesh is due to their diet which stems from the food they eat in the oceans, which is high in carotenoids and this pigment also gives carrots their colour!

What is salmon famous for?

Salmon is a very popular food, well known for being high in protein, high omega-3 fatty acids, and high vitamin D content and therefore considered to be a healthy species to consume.

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