Canned Salmon

Canned Salmon
  • Canned salmon is comparable to its fresh-cooked salmon in nutritional value.
  • Protein is not lost during the canning process, and some varieties of canned fish, including salmon, tend to have higher calcium levels than their freshly cooked counterparts.
  • Canned salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, and, comparable to fresh, it contains more calcium for your bones and teeth.  Also, some of the fat is removed, making it a healthier option.
  • Canned Salmon offers an affordable and easy-to-prepare source of protein.

Quick Tips for Using Canned Salmon:

  • Combine one can of wild salmon with 2 chopped celery sticks, 2 chopped green onions and a tablespoon of nut butter (hemp, almond, etc.) for a tasty vegetable dip.
  • Top salads with canned salmon for added protein.
  • Open and serve - no cooking necessary.

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