Arctic Charr

Latin: Salvelinus alpinus  |  French: Omble Chevalier  |  Spanish: Trucha alpina  |  Icelandic: Bleikja

Product Size per Box Sizes Farmed/Wild
Arctic Charr Skinless Bone-Out 190-360g 11, 22 lb. Farmed
Arctic Charr Skin-On Bone-Out 190-360g 11, 22 lb. Farmed
Arctic Charr Headless Gutted 22 lb. Farmed
Arctic Charr Heads-On Gutted 22 lb. Farmed

Fun Fact

Iceland is the largest producer of Farmed Arctic Charr in the world. it’s clean water and geothermal heat makes it a perfect location for raising this delicacy properly. Charr is a fish that likes to socialize and to make sure it grows up healthy, a certain number of individuals is needed in the tank. They need their friends, and a lot of them.

Flavour Profile

Arctic Charr has a rich taste with a flavour profile between Trout and Salmon, with a fat content similar to that of Sockeye Salmon. The flesh is red, moderately firm with fine flakes, and cooks up pink. The skin is thin, delicate, easy to crisp up, and is edible.

Summary

Common size of Farmed Arctic Charr is around 2 — 5 lbs and around 30 — 40 cm long. Some individuals can become as large as 25 lbs. 

Availability

Salties Imports offers Farmed Arctic Charr all throughout the year. The chart show the low (white), normal (blue), and heavy (dark blue) availability seasons by month.

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Farming Grounds

Our Arctic Charr is farmed on the southern mainland of Iceland using artificial river tanks to ensure the health and quality of the Arctic Charr. 

Sourcing and Processing

As a family company with deep roots in the fishing villages of Iceland, Salties Imports chooses its farmers and sources very carefully to ensure the product is of the highest quality and freshness.

Favourite food

Arctic Charr has a very diverse menu to choose from. They eat flies, salmon eggs, snails, crabs, lobsters, zooplankton, shrimp, and fish anywhere from small to nearly a third of their own size. The shrimp it feeds on gives it the red colour that we find so appealing. 

Salties Farmed Arctic Charr

The cold and clean waters of Iceland, and the very healthy and natural feed, give the perfect conditions to farm very tasty high quality Arctic Charr.

The feed that is given to the Arctic Charr is designed so that it matches their natural diet to allow for natural growth, (There are no additives added and absolutely no antibiotics). The end result that we strive to offer is Farmed Arctic Charr that is as close to their Wild counterparts as possible.

The river tanks work by making sure that the arctic charr are not swimming in old water which reduces both the risk of disease and waste that can lower the quality of the charr. We are proud to offer this kind of product to our customers since ultimately the consumer of today is looking for sustainable, ethically harvested, and healthy product to have for any meal.

Wild Arctic Charr

Wild Arctic Charr does exist in Iceland, however commercial fishing of Charr is limited. It is very popular to go fishing for Wild Arctic Charr in the summer months with your own fishing rod and taking it home to cook.

Fun Fact

Iceland is the largest producer of Farmed Arctic Charr in the world. it’s clean water and geothermal heat makes it a perfect location for raising this delicacy properly. Charr is a fish that likes to socialize and to make sure it grows up healthy, a certain number of individuals is needed in the tank. They need their friends, and a lot of them.

Cooking Methods

We recommend Boiling, Smoking, Pan Frying, Poaching, Baking, Grilling, Steaming, and Sautéing our Arctic Charr.

Nutrition per 100 grams

Nutrients and Minerals Amount
Calories 182
Total Fat 11.8 g
Saturated Fat 2.02 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 2.87 g
    Monounsaturated Fat 5.48 g
Protein 19.0 g
Sodium 35.0 mg
Potassium 352 mg
Total Carbohydrate 0 g
    Dietary Fibre 0 g
Cholesterol 59 mg
Calcium 9 mg
Magnesium 24.5 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 4.12 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 0.64 g

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