Sockeye Salmon - 5 lbs of Random-Weight Skinless Portions
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Sockeye Salmon - 5 lbs of Random-Weight Skinless Portions

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  • Top-grade wild Alaskan sockeye
  • Skin-on / boneless
  • Average of 14 individually packaged portions per box
  • Random-size pieces - may include small tail pieces
  • Sustainably harvested
  • Certified Kosher (EarthK). Approved for Passover.
  • 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.

Buy in bulk to save
Our special pack pieces features the same top-grade sockeye used for our skinless portions.

The pieces in this pack vary in size, and may include smaller tail sections, which are ideal for smaller appetites.

This special offering saves you from $3.50 to $12.00 per pound, compared with our skinless/boneless 6-oz. sockeye portions (which vary in cost depending on the amount you choose).

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!

Sockeye salmon: A true super food
As well as ample protein, sockeye offers abundant omega-3s and unrivaled levels of vitamin D and astaxanthin (as-tuh-zan-thin).

On average, each 6-oz. sockeye portion (this pack contain random size pieces) provides:
  • Omega-3s – 1,500-2,000mg (mostly EPA and DHA), or 6 to 8 times the minimum daily EPA+DHA intake (250mg) recommended by most world health authorities. (Please see the Nutrition tab on this page for the current omega-3 content of our sockeye salmon, which varies by harvest year and region.)
  • Vitamin D3 – About 1,110 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.
  • Astaxanthin – 6-7mg*. This red-orange pigment is a carotenoid-class nutrient with unique health 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

Pure and wholesome
Wild Alaskan salmon rank among the purest of all ocean fish, which is why the EPA, FDA, and consumer advocates recommend it without reservation.

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.

+54 for raw sockeye
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Nutrition Facts
Alaskan Sockeye Salmon
Serving Size 6 oz. (171g)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 286 Calories from Fat 131

  % Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.55g 22%
  Saturated Fat 3g 22%
  Trans Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 105mg 35%
Sodium 80mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 0g
Protein 36g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Keep frozen. Thaw overnight in refrigerator, or to quick-thaw, place unopened frozen package in cold water for 30 minutes or until salmon is flexible. 

Cooking Tips 
Rinse salmon quickly in cold, clean water and pat dry. Add our Salmon Marinade, or the seasonings of your choice, to a little olive oil to marinate. Or simply mist salmon lightly with olive oil or macadamia nut oil and dust with seasonings before cooking. 

Cook in a medium-hot lightly oiled pan, under a broiler, or on the grill for 7-8 minutes, until only the center remains translucent. 
Remove fish from heat and let it "self-cook" another two to three minutes before serving. Above all, beware of overcooking  your salmon! 

NOTE: It is perfectly safe and healthful to serve Vital Choice salmon raw or partly cooked because our wild-caught, flash-freezing process has rendered it 100% sushi-safe. 

Enliven your salmon entree with an antioxidant-rich seasoning like Vital Choice Organic Salmon Marinade Mix, or other herb-spice blends. 
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.

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Overnight shipping and other premium services cost extra; for more information, see our Shipping page. (Live shellfish ship overnight at no extra cost.)
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