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Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon


4 oz petite portions, skinless/boneless | Product #FRP401
Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon
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  • Details

    Features

    • Certified Kosher (EarthK). Approved for Passover.
    • Top-grade wild Alaskan Sockeye
    • Individually flash-frozen portions
    • Sustainably harvested
    • Ships frozen for 2-3 day delivery

    Each species of wild salmon features its own characteristic flavor and texture, and has its admirers.

    But our most popular salmon features a deep, rich flavor that many Alaskans consider the "truest" salmon taste.

    This fabulously healthful fish abounds in omega-3s, vitamin D, and more ... see "Sockeye salmon: A true superfood", below.

    Why is Vital Choice sockeye so clearly superior?
    Salmon connoisseurs find that our sockeye easily beats the very best that supermarkets and specialty stores can offer.

    The reasons are simple, but very hard for others to replicate.

    First and foremost, the relationships we fostered during decades of fishing Alaskan waters give us rare access to the very finest of these fish.

    And our sockeye comes from smaller harvest regions ("fisheries") that host fewer boats and feature faster processing ... so our sockeye is flash-frozen within hours of harvest to capture its fresh-caught quality.

    These advantages explain why chefs and savvy salmon shoppers consider Vital Choice wild Alaskan sockeye such a rare catch!

    Pure and wholesome
    Wild Alaskan salmon is among the purest of all ocean fish, which is why the EPA, FDA, Alaska Division of Public Health, and consumer organizations recommend it without reservation.

    Sockeye salmon: A true super food
    As well as ample protein, wild sockeye salmon provides loads of omega-3 fatty acids and unrivaled levels of vitamin D and astaxanthin (as-tuh-zan-thin).

    On average, each 4 oz portion provides:

    • Omega-3s – 1,000-1,300mg (mostly EPA and DHA), or 6 to 8 times the minimum daily EPA+DHA intake (250mg) recommended by most world health authorities. (Omega-3 content varies by harvest year, region, and individual fish; view the Nutrition information for this product to see its current average omega-3 content.)
    • Vitamin D3 – About 730 IU (in the optimal D3 form). This is double the child-to-adult US RDA (600 IU), more than any other fish or salmon species, and far more than farm-raised salmon or any fortified food, such as milk. (Current vitamin D3 content for this product, if available, is displayed in its Nutrition Information.)
    • Astaxanthin – 4-5mg*. This red-orange pigment is a carotenoid-class nutrient with unique health benefits. Most farm salmon are fed synthetic versions, which do not appear to produce the same biological benefits**.

    *Iwamoto T et al. Inhibition of low-density lipoprotein oxidation by astaxanthin. J Atheroscler Thromb. 2000;7(4):216-22.
    *Turujman SA, et al. Rapid liquid chromatographic method to distinguish wild salmon from aquacultured salmon fed synthetic astaxanthin. J AOAC Int. 1997 May-Jun;80(3):622-32.7
    **Régnier P, et al. Astaxanthin from Haematococcus pluvialis Prevents Oxidative Stress on Human Endothelial Cells without Toxicity. Mar Drugs 2015. PMID 25962124

    Sockeye vs. King and Silver salmon
    Wild Alaskan Sockeye is richer than our Silver (Coho) salmon and a bit leaner than our King (Chinook) salmon, with a firmer texture than either fish.

    What People Say
    "Your Sockeye fillets are the best I have ever tasted. I am so impressed, no wonder Dr. Perricone recommends your salmon, it is the BEST." - Melody L., San Clemente, CA
    "I just wanted to let you know that the Sockeye salmon is out of this world, what a difference from the store brand!" - Dawn E.


    Learn this food's omega 3/6 balance, and why it matters.

  • Reviews

    Average Ratings: 5


    "My favorite!" Deanne on 06/17/2021 05:02 Review: I love the smaller portions. Been a customer of Vital Choice for years. Quick shipping, great customer service!

    "Review" Dana Hunter on 06/15/2021 10:44 Review: One of the salmon fillets was open when we went to eat it, so we had to throw it away. Other than that, it was great!

    "Best Sockeye Salmon Ever!" Dr. Barbara JoAnn Seabrook on 06/11/2021 10:05 Review: Delicious sockeye salmon - the 4 ounce fillets are just the right amount for me - boneless, skinless - I just bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees - a squeeze of lemon, a thin layer of Dijon mustard, and some crushed garlic pepper crispy onions on top - juicy and yummy!

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  • Nutrition & Ingredients
    Ingredients: Wild Alaskan Sockeye (Red) Salmon.
    Nutrition Facts

    1 Servings per container
    Serving Size4 oz. portion (113g)

    Amount per serving
    Calories150

    % Daily Value**
    Total Fat 6g 8%

    Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%

    Trans Fat 0g

    Cholesterol 60mg 20%

    Sodium 130mg 6%

    Carbohydrates 0g 0%

    Dietary Fiber 0g 0%

    Total Sugars 0g

    Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%

    Protein 24g 48%

    Vitamin D 18µg 90% Calcuim 13mg 0%

    Iron 0.5mg 2% Potassium 400mg 8%

    * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
    Contains 1335mg omega-3 fatty acids per 113g serving. 400mg EPA 800mg DHA
  • Recipes
  • Serving/Care

    Storage

    Keep frozen at or below 0° F (-18° C). Vacuum-sealed fish held under these conditions should retain its quality for at least six to 12 months. Shellfish and lean white fish (halibut, cod) generally have a longer freezer life than fatty fish (salmon, tuna, sablefish).

    NOTE: Seafood stored in frost-free freezers should be used within 3 months.

    Thawing instructions

    Thaw under refrigeration at or below 38 degrees Fahrenheit (3 degrees Celsius). Before thawing, puncture or remove packaging.

    For quick-thawing, place frozen package in cool water for approximately 20 to 30 minutes, just until contents are flexible.

    Once thawed, immediately cook or refrigerate (if refrigerating, puncture package). Prior to cooking, do not allow fish to reach temperatures above 38 degrees Fahrenheit (3 degrees Celsius).

    Cooking and serving tips

    • Rinse fish quickly in cold, clean water.
    • Cook in a medium-hot lightly oiled pan, under a broiler, or on the grill for 7-8 minutes, until only the very center is still translucent.
    • Remove fish from heat and let it “self-cook” another two to three minutes, until just cooked through to center before serving.
    • NOTE: It is perfectly safe and healthful to serve our fish raw or partly cooked, because flash-freezing has rendered it 100% sushi-safe.
    • Enliven your fish entree with seasonings such as Vital Choice Organic Salmon Marinade Mix or other herb-spice blends.
    • Add the seasonings of your choice to a little olive oil and marinate the fish, refrigerated, for 30-60 minutes or overnight. Or, simply mist fish lightly with olive oil or macadamia nut oil and dust with seasonings before cooking.
  • Shipping
    Frozen foods are packed with dry ice
    and ship Monday through Wednesday (except holidays).

    Frozen foods ship via 2nd Day Air service or 1-3 Day Express Ground service, depending on shipping date and destination.

    Free shipping
    on orders over $99


    Standard Shipping Fees
    • Up to $49.99 = $6.95 shipping
    • $50 - $98.99 = $12.95 shipping
    • $99 and over = FREE shipping
    Overnight shipping and other premium services cost extra; for more information, see our Shipping page. (Live shellfish ship overnight at no extra cost.)
    • We cannot ship perishable goods to PO boxes.
    • Free standard shipping applies to all orders of $99 or more sent to any U.S. street address.
    • Perishable shipments to Alaska and Hawaii are subject to surcharges; please see our Shipping page.
    When will my frozen foods arrive?
    • Orders placed Saturday, Sunday, Monday, or before 10 AM Tuesday will ship on Tuesday* to arrive 1-3 days later.
    • Orders placed between 10 AM Tuesday and 10 AM Wednesday will ship on Wednesday* to arrive 1-2 days later.
    • Orders placed after 10 AM on Wednesday through 12:00 midnight Friday will ship on Monday* to arrive 1-3 days later.
    *Except when a holiday falls on the designated shipping day.

    For more information, see our Shipping page.
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