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What is the difference between sockeye, king, and silver salmon?

All of our Salmon are 100% natural, sustainably harvested, and pure. They differ somewhat by color, oil content, and texture. The differences listed below are generalizations and may vary by region of origin. For instance, sockeye salmon bound for a shorter river will be lower in oil content than those headed for a longer river. And some king salmon may be comparable in color to sockeye or less red than silver, etc. 


Color, from deepest red to lightest red
 

  • Sockeye
  • King
  • Silver 

Fat content, from highest to lowest (average per 3.5 oz/100 g serving)

  • King (10.4 g)
  • Sockeye (8.6 g)
  • Silver (5.9 g) 

Texture, from firmest to most delicate

  • Sockeye
  • Silver
  • King

Omega-3 content, from highest to lowest (average per 3.5 oz/100 g serving) 

  • King (2.3 g)
  • Silver (1.3 g)
  • Sockeye (1.2 g) 

Note: omega-3 content may vary by harvest region.

Vitamin D content, from highest to lowest (average per 3.5 oz/100 g serving)

  • Sockeye (687 IU)
  • Silver (439 IU)
  • King (236 IU)

Antioxidants (astaxanthin), from highest to lowest (average per 6 oz serving)

  • Sockeye (6.75 mg)
  • King/Silver (4.00 mg)

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