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Wild sockeye salmon

In this section of Seattle Organic Restaurants I’m going to talk about nutritional facts of wild sockeye salmon. Fish is full of nutrients like B vitamins, lean protein and omega 3 fatty acids. But unfortunately different fish contains different levels of mercury. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reported that women who had fish two times a week have high mercury blood concentration. Mercury contamination found in fish can cause damage to nervous system. Mercury has also been known to cause severe health issues like memory loss, birth defects and brain damage. Highest mercury fish, high mercury fish and farmed fish should be avoided. Farmed fish have polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and other toxins that can interfere with hormones in the body. However wild sockeye salmon has very low negligible levels of mercury (0.09). Wild salmon is also anti-inflammatory, full of omega 3 fatty acids, high in vitamin B12 and selenium and a great source of Niacin and Phosphorus.

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Here are wild sockeye salmon nutrition facts: Here are some of the highest mercury fish, high mercury fish, moderate mercury fish and lowest mercury fish:

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