I am reading this great book by Jonny Bowden, PH.D, C.N.S.!
Interesting information about farmed versus wild salmon quoted from the book…
Salmon is great food, right? Every nutritionist reccommends it. There is only one problem: Farm-raised salmon is not the same food as wild salmon. As you’ll see, one of them (the wild kind) is loaded with omerga-3 fats. Its striking colour is the result of the fact that it normally dines on krill, which provides it with a highly beneficial compound called astaxanthin, a natural carotenoid that gives salmon its rich red colour. Farm-raised salmon have never seen krill – they eat grain, which would be like raising lions on chocolate chip cookies. They have almost no omega-3 fat, and their colour is the result of whatever selection of dye the factory farmers decide on that day. Wild salmon and farm-raised salmon are completely different foods. Yet we unkowingly use the same word for both.
I always choose the wild west coast salmon because I thought I was supporting the local food movement and fisherman, but now I am also buying local wild salmon because it is way more healthy for me and my family!!