Is Salmon Bad For You?
There's no denying that salmon is one of the most popular fish in the UK. According to Salmon Scotland, fresh and chilled salmon retail sales in the UK have risen by 4.9% from £1.047 billion in 2020 to £1.138 billion by the end of 2021! The reason must be that not only fresh salmon is healthy and packed with nutrients, but it also has a delicious fresh taste that can be enjoyed in a variety of dishes that we all Brits love.
Salmon is a great source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin D, making it an ideal choice for maintaining a healthy diet. It's also low in mercury, making it safe for pregnant women and children to eat. Another reason why we Brits love salmon so much is because of its delicious flavour and versatility. It can be cooked in a variety of ways, from grilled or baked to pan-fried or smoked (my personal favourite). Salmon is a great addition to salads, pasta dishes and rice bowls (TikTok approved!) or it can be enjoyed as a healthy standalone meal. This is why salmon continues to be one of the UK's favourite fish!
However, despite its popularity, there are some concerns about how these fresh salmon products are sourced... Many UK salmon farms have been criticised for their environmentally damaging practices, such as using large quantities of antibiotics, polluting coastal waters, and damaging the seabed. There is also concern about the welfare of the salmon, with reports of fish being kept in cramped and stressful conditions. As a result of these concerns, some consumers are choosing to avoid salmon altogether. This is why it's important to make sure you're buying from a reputable supplier who sources their salmon from sustainable farms.
A good sustainable salmon farm will have the following characteristics:
- little to no use of antibiotics
- effective management of wastewater
- environmentally friendly feed sourcing and production
- high standards of animal welfare
These characteristics are important to consider if you want to make sure you're eating salmon that's healthy for you AND the environment. By choosing to buy salmon from sustainable farms such as the ones found on Yumbles, you can enjoy this delicious fish without having to worry about its impact on the environment or the welfare of the animals.
If you are looking for a place to get fresh salmon that is healthy and environmentally responsible, then look no further than here. You can jump onto the Meat & Fish section and explore all the different fresh options available.
How can you be sure about this? Well, Yumbles is a curated marketplace connecting food lovers with the UK's best small-batch independent food and drink producers. This means that all the salmon sold on Yumbles is sourced directly from small-batch fishermen and UK fish markets. This way, you can enjoy delicious, healthy salmon knowing that it hasn't come at the expense of the environment.
Find the perfect fresh salmon dish to cook this week, browse for recipes in the Recipes guide and click here to order your fresh fish for quick delivery to your doorstep.
In the mood for some Salmon? Try this Spinach, Mushrooms, Cheese and Wild Smoked Salmon Frittata recipie!
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