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Don't Worry About Mercury With Smoked Salmon
Did you know that you can eat smoked salmon without all of the worry about mercury? That means you can cook your favorite fish recipes without worry. Most deep water fish such as swordfish, shark, large tuna and marlin are known to accumulate high levels of contaminants. Contaminants such as mercury can be dangerous as they become concentrated within the fish and are toxins to the human body when consumed. Wild salmon such as is used in smoked salmon, has consistently had negligible mercury levels in EPA studies.
Based on an outstanding 2007 report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Wild-caught Alaskan and Pacific Coast salmon achieved a "very low" mercury rating. In addition, they also stated that they are very confident that this type of salmon will achieve the same mercury rating as well.
Smoked salmon can be considered as one of the best choices as highly recommended seafood to add much needed nutrients to your diet. They’re used in many healthy food recipes to make healthy meals. Smoked salmon is high in Omega-3 fatty acids. These miracle nutrients are known to help prevent blood clots from developing and also promote a healthy, steady heart rhythm.
Not only is smoked salmon free of the worries of mercury and we have heard about all of the health benefits, it is also extremely tasty. Smoked salmon can be added to just about any dish you wish to prepare from salads and soups. Ethnic dishes such as Mexican, Italian and Chinese dish sparkle when you add smoked salmon. Not only is it versatile, the lack of contaminants in this fine fish make it a confident choice to feed your family.
In addition to preparing meals with this wonderful fish, you can also be proud to give it as a gift. Smoked salmon is not only affordable, it comes in a variety of packages and it makes a unique gift.
The 3 Things You Must Know About Smoked Salmon By Davil Kunert, January 2006
How safe is salmon with respect to mercury? www.whfoods.com