Thanks to its nutrient-rich diet consumed in the cold clean waters of the Bering Sea, Bristol Bay sockeye is a boon for health-conscious cooks. Rich in protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, and Vitamin D, sockeye is sensible nutritious choice for people of all ages; one 3.5-ounce piece of cooked sockeye has 220 calories, 27 grams protein, 1200 mgs of Omega-3s, and a whopping 930 IUs of Vitamin D.
Heart Healthy—The American Heart Association urges consumption of at least two portions of fish each week. The high levels of Omega-3s found in sockeye, make it an excellent choice.
Brain Power—DHA, one of the long chain Omega-3s found in sockeye salmon, plays a key role in brain function. Recent studies also indicate that Omega-3s may play an important role in mental health and prevention of depression. The brain boosting powers of sockeye make it a superior choice for stressed students, new moms, and older adults!
Healthy Bones—Vitamin D is critically important to bone health, because the body can’t absorb calcium without it. Sockeye is inherently rich in this vitamin and has about 930 IU units per 3.5 ounce serving. An 8-ounce glass of vitamin D fortified milk, on the other hand, only contains about 100 IU units.