Atlantic Salmon

Latin: Salmo salar  |  French: Saumon  |  Spanish: Salmón d’Atlántico  |  Icelandic: Lax

Product Size per Box Sizes Farmed/Wild
Salmon Skinless Bone-Out 22 lb. Farmed
Salmon Skin-On Bone-Out 22 lb. Farmed
Salmon Headless Gutted 22 lb. Farmed
Salmon Heads-On Gutted 22 lb. Farmed
Salmon Fillets Skin-On Bones-Out 33 lb. Wild
Salmon Fillets Skin-Off Bones-Out 33 lb. Wild
Salmon Headless Gutted 33 lb. Wild
Salmon Heads-On Gutted 33 lb. Wild

Fun Fact

Unlike Pacific Salmon who die when they finish spawning, Atlantic Salmon return to the ocean but no-one knows where they go. When they then return around 2 years later, they somehow know exactly where to go and how to get there.

Flavour Profile

Atlantic Salmon has a mild flavour, has medium fat content,  and red flesh that that cooks up pink. The Farmed Salmon has a medium firm texture with large flakes. The Wild Salmon has firmer texture than Farmed and the flavour is considerably stronger. 

Summary

Common size of Farmed Atlantic Salmon is around 17 lbs and Wild Atlantic Salmon is around 15 — 30 lbs, both can reach a length of 75 cm. The longest Atlantic Salmon ever caught was 160 cm long, and the heaviest was 109 lbs.

Availability

Salties Imports offers Farmed Atlantic Salmon all throughout the year. We are very proud to be one of the few companies in North America who source Wild Atlantic Salmon, for selected months of the year, which is legally and ethically caught in Iceland. The charts show the low (white), normal (blue), and heavy (dark blue) availability seasons by month.

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Wild Salmon

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Farming Grounds

The Farmed Atlantic Salmon is grown in ocean sites mostly within the Western Fjords of Iceland. The Wild Atlantic Salmon is caught using fishing rods in two rivers on the Southern part of Iceland.

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

Atlantic Salmon eat many things, including flies, small fish, and Salmon eggs. Once they are grown they begin to eat squid, sand eel, herring, and Arctic Shrimp. Arctic Shrimp has colouring in their shells that cause the Salmon flesh to turn red.

Wild Sourcing

Salties has a trade-in system for foreign sport fishermen fishing in Icelandic rivers during the 3-month fishing season. In exchange for their Salmon, they get smoked fillets to take with them back home, and Salties can therefore bring this fantastic product to all our customers in the world to enjoy.  

Farming Method

The cold and clear seawater around the coast of Iceland makes Salties Farmed Atlantic Salmon exceptional in terms of health and sustainability. 

In the Wild, Atlantic Salmon eats Arctic Shrimp which colour their flesh Red. The feed that is given to our Salmon includes Arctic Shrimp as well as other marine species that are part of their natural diet. Through this feed, and not using any antibiotics whatsoever, allows our Salmon to stay healthy and remain as natural as possible. 

The ocean sites are placed in different fjords, at great distances from each other to reduce biological hazards and diseases from affecting the populations.

Cooking Methods

We recommend Boiling, Smoking, Pan Frying, Poaching, Baking, Grilling, Steaming, and Sautéing our Atlantic Salmon.

Nutrition per 100 grams

Nutrients and Minerals Amount
Calories 177
Total Fat 10.9 g
Saturated Fat 2.23 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 2.75 g
    Monounsaturated Fat 5.02 g
Protein 20.1 g
Sodium 40.4 mg
Potassium 337 mg
Total Carbohydrate 0 g
    Dietary Fibre 0 g
Cholesterol 66 mg
Calcium 6.30 mg
Magnesium 23.4 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 3.77 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 0.68 g

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