Why is Vital Choice wild Alaskan sockeye so clearly superior?
The relationships we fostered during decades of fishing Alaskan waters give us rare access to the very finest sockeye, from smaller harvest regions (“fisheries”) that host fewer boats and feature faster processing.
This means that Vital Choice sockeye is cleaned and flash-frozen very quickly after harvest, preserving its fresh-caught quality perfectly!
In addition, fat levels in sockeye vary by region, and on average ours is substantially more succulent than standard sockeye.
These advantages explain why salmon-savvy shoppers consider Vital Choice wild Alaskan sockeye such a rare treat!
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.
*We deliver frozen goods from Tuesday through Friday. To arrive by Friday, frozen goods must be ordered by 10:00 AM Pacific Time on Wednesday (1:00 PM Eastern).
Sockeye salmon nutrition
In addition to ample protein, Alaskan sockeye salmon offers abundant omega-3s, as well as unrivaled levels of vitamin D and astaxanthin (as-tuh-zan-thin).
On average, sockeye salmon provides these amounts of nutrients per 6 oz portion:
- Omega-3s – About 1,994mg of omega-3 EPA+DHA, or 4 to 8 times more than the minimum daily EPA+DHA intake recommended by most world health authorities (250-500mg)).
- Vitamin D3 – About 1,170 IU in the optimal D3 form, which is more than most other fish, and more than any fortified food, approaching the child-to-adult US RDA of 600 IU.
- Astaxanthin – About 6.78mg**. This red-orange pigment is a carotenoid-class nutrient with unique health benefits.
Frozen orders placed after that deadline will ship the following week, unless you order by Thursday at 10:00 AM Pacific Time and upgrade to Overnight service.
**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
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|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 food store brand!” Dawn E.
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.
Wild Alaskan Sockeye (Red) Salmon
offers abundant omega-3s
and unrivaled levels of vitamin D