It’s very tasty when cooked, and can be even consumed raw if it’s high quality wild salmon. Yet, you should be aware that not all salmon is healthy to eat. Its fat content, flavor and nutrients composition depend on where and how the salmon was raised.
You can tell a lot about the quality of salmon by the color of its flesh. Take a look at this example.
Both salmons are Alaskan sockeye, but the one on the right is wild salmon, and the one on the left comes from a fish farm. The color of the wild-caught sockeye is red, while the farmed is pale. This is a clear sign that the fish is sick.
This difference in color is due to astaxanthin – a red molecule present in plankton and algae. Astaxanthin is a powerful antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory properties. It is known to boost the mitochondrial energy production, and improve the circulation of blood. It protects your mitochondria, strengthening their cell membranes. When used as a supplement, astaxanthin can increase your strength endurance by more than half.Continue on next page—>2