Salmon is low in calories and saturated fat, yet high in protein, and high in a unique type of health-promoting fat; omega-3 essential fatty acids. Essential fatty acids are necessary for good health, and because they cannot be made by the body, they must be obtained from foods. Fish contain a type of essential fatty acid called the omega-3 fatty acids. Wild-caught cold water fish, like salmon, are higher in omega-3 fatty acids than warm water fish. In addition to being an excellent source of omega-3s, salmon are an excellent source of selenium, niacin and vitamin B12.
Salmon, Chinook (also known as king salmon)
For 100 gram serving (3.5 oz) raw, edible portion
Calories from fat 90.0
Protein grams 20.1
Fat grams 10.0
Saturated fat grams 2.5
Sodium milligrams 47.0
Cholesterol milligrams 66.0
Chinook salmon is a good source of important minerals, including iodine, calcium, copper, iron, potassium, magnesium, phosphorous and sodium. Vitamins in salmon include A, D. B-6, and B-12.
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