Does Salmon have the best nutritional benefits of any fish?



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    Yes, wild salmon seems to offer the most nutritional benefits of all the fish that we eat, especially if by “most nutritious” you mean “highest content of omega-3 fatty acid,” which has been shown to reduce the risk of getting heart disease and cancer.  If you want to judge the nutritional value of fish by a different standard, I suggest looking at this link, which outlines the different nutritional benefits of many fish.  Salmon is high in Vitamin D, Vitamin B, tryptophan (an amino acid that regulates serotonin, the chemical that causes happiness), and magnesium.  Note that wild salmon are preferable to farmed salmon; farmed salmon often contain PCBs, a toxic substance to the human body.

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    As aforementioned, Salmon does seem to have the highest amount of Omega-3 fatty acids, though Trout, Mackerel, Herring and Sardines are also good sources. In terms of protein, there are other fish that compare to the level of protein that Salmon can provide (for example Halibut, Sole, Tilapia). Also Salmon tends to be higher in cholesterol, so that might also be something to look at when comparing fish nutritional value. The link provided below has a useful table mapping out the calories, cholesterol, and protein of different kinds of fish in addition to providing the nutrional value of some commonly consumed meats as a point of reference. Hope it helps!

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