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    about farmed salmon

    lotusland
    Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:41 pm
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    Someone here z mailed me and said that farmed salmon are not healthy to eat. I understand that they are fine to eat..it is just HOW they are farmed that is in question. Can anyone here clarify this for me?

    Thanks...Lotus.
    lotusland
    Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:27 pm
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    Sorry..I was in error. I z mailed her first to ask her about her claim....Lotus.
    CHRISSYG
    Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:25 pm
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    Hi Lotus, this isn't specifically about Salmon, but it's a reason that I stay away from farmed fish in general

    http://fooddemocracy.wordpress.com/2008/05/20/fish-fresh-vs-farmed-what-you-need-to-know/
    Annikki
    Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:32 am
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    Farmed salmon not great for the wild salmon in the way they are farmed....out in the ocean. Because they are farmed in ocean waters they spread disease and mites to wild salmon.

    I also find that they taste horrible....blanded and greasy.

    we only buy wild fish.

    I have a great recipe for fish. It's great on salmon and any kind of fish.

    Fish with Tarragon, Garlic, Herb Butter


    500-700g fillet of fish (we used wild pink salmon) Parchment paper

    Tarragon, Garlic, Herb Butter

    1/2 tsp of dried tarragon
    1 tsp of dill
    1 tsp of dried chives
    2 tsp of garlic powder
    Salt and pepper to taste
    2 tbsp of softened butter or margarine


    Bread Crumb Topping

    2 tbsp of bread crumbs
    2 tbsp of grated parmesan



    1. Preheat oven 400.

    2. Place fillet of fish (any fish would work with this recipe) on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

    3. Mix herbs, garlic powder, salt and pepper in butter using a fork.

    4. Spread herb butter on fish.

    5. Mix bread crumbs and parmesan and sprinkle over herb butter.

    6. Bake fish according to thickness: 10-20 minutes. Fish should flake easily but look moist.

    http://victoriafamilymeals.blogspot.ca/2012/03/fish-with-tarragon-garlic-herb-butter.html
    seasidegrill
    Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:04 am
    Newbie "Fry Cook" Poster
    Pelagic fish live and feed near the surface or in the water column of the sea, but not on the bottom of the sea. The main seafood groups can be divided into larger predator fish sharks, tuna, marlin, swordfish, mackerel, salmon.;
    BOSMECH
    Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:02 pm
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    Farm raised salmon is not good for you at all.
    Do some google research and you will see.
    SarasotaCook
    Fri Sep 13, 2013 11:31 am
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    Well, I will disagree a bit. Obviously, eating FRESH and caught WILD is always better. A large majority of salmon sold today is farm raised. Is it bad for you. Well, is butter better for you vs margarine. Absolutely.

    Now, in moderation a piece every week or 2 weeks; probably not. NO long term studies over an extended period of time have been conclusive; but, with a large consumption 2 pieces per week over a period of time do show higher PCB's in concentration; which can cause health issues. But, does it cause problems and health issues. Well, that debate is still going on.
    And, do the benefits out way those issues.

    As I said, it will continue to be debated.

    Always eat fresh caught if you can; but, I do eat farm raised now and then; am I concerned, yes. However, I am more concerned with beef, chicken, and pork these days. Fish isn't the only one to be concerned about.

    If I was pregnant; I would eat as natural as possible; but face it, we can't always afford it.

    The farm raised I have got; has tasted perfect fine. NOT as good as fresh caught, but certainly NOT bad.
    John DOH
    Sun Dec 01, 2013 8:14 pm
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    Hi Kim
    Your 13 September post makes a lot of sense.

    What would concern me more with the farmed seafood is the country of origin....stuff out of China or India would be of a bigger concern than salmon or char from Canada or USA. The higher the fish fits in the feeding chain (tuna, swordfish, marlin, or Lake Ontario /Huron salmon) the more likely are they to be avoided for the toxins they've been absorbing, even if they'd be considered "wild"...

    There's more than one perspective to this issue, though your comments are by no means incorrect
    SarasotaCook
    Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:56 pm
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    Thank you.
    I do try to catch my own and eat that as often as possible. But, I do love catfish; and, I eat tilapia too.

    I think everything just has to be weighed out in perspective. And you are right about where it comes from too.

    It has both pros and cons ... pretty much like anything these days.
    John DOH
    Sat Dec 07, 2013 9:27 pm
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    Was wandering through the grocery today, and wondering about a "fish" course for the Christmas period, and questioning the "source" of product.

    I have some issues of my own with Tilapia, but even more with Chinese/Indian sourced product.
    BOSMECH
    Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:10 am
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    Baby boomer I agree 100% I only eat wild caught, I grew up on eating fish and there is such a taste differance.
    Did you know they use dye to color the farm raised Salmon also.
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