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Know Your Source of Salmon

Just as we should know our source of tilapia we also do need to know our source of salmon!   In today’s Boston Globe there is an blog reporting on a story about banned anti-fungals and antibiotics in Chilean farm raised salmon.

As consumers before purchasing farm raised salmon always ask the source.   Most is either Norwegian or Chilean and in general the Norwegian is a better choice.  However even some Norwegian sources are questionable, so it comes down to knowing your supplier.   I always hate helping Whole Foods sell more products because I really don’t like the Wal-Mart of ‘natural’ food – but they do insist that their source of farm raised salmon is thoroughly tested and comes from a farm we can trust.   So bottom line is to ask about the source of the fish before you buy it.  If you cannot get a clear answer then suspect that something is fishy and get the flounder instead.

In Health,
George Mandler

Licensed Acupuncturist
Licensed Dietitian / Nutritionist
Maynard, MA and Cambridge, MA

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