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Is farmed salmon as healthy as wild salmon?

Farmed salmon has just as much nutritional value as its wild counterpart. A lot of science and innovation has gone into perfecting the diets and living conditions of farmed salmon to make sure they as closely replicate their wild counterparts. While some may have personal texture and colour preferences that can influence a person’s impression of farmed and wild salmon, their tastes and nutritional profile are nearly identical. Both wild and farmed salmon are an excellent source of lean protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, and other vital nutrients. Some even argue that farmed salmon is healthier than wild salmon because you can control its inputs. Where a wild salmon swims throughout the ocean and eats other wild fish and potentially other items that might be in the marine ecosystem, farmed salmon are fed a scientifically managed nutrition and diet, in which everything the fish ingests can be accounted for.


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