Wild Alaskan salmon is a powerhouse of nutrition. In recent years we’ve been hearing more and more about the health benefits associated with the omega-3 fats in salmon, including a large American study of several thousands of participants followed over the course of 16 years. Those who ate salmon on a regular basis were 27% less likely to die of any cause, 40% less likely to die of coronary heart disease, and 48% less likely to die of an arrhythmia.
Salmon is one of the very best things you can eat. However, caution needs to be taken when choosing salmon. Farm-raised salmon is not only far inferior nutrition content wise, it’s unhealthy. Salmon from a farm is raised on an artificial diet of corn and soy, chicken and feather meal, food coloring and synthetic astaxanthin. Farmed salmon is raised on genetically engineered ingredients, antibiotics, pesticides and a whole slew of chemical additives. You’re best off avoiding salmon entirely than consuming farm-raised. So go wild.
- 4 5-6 ounce wild caught salmon fillets with skin
- Extra virgin olive oil
- 1½ teaspoons ground cumin
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- For the Fresh Peach Jalapeno Salsa:
- 2 cups diced fresh ripe peaches (can also use ripe nectarines)
- 1 Roma tomato, seeded and diced
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds and membranes removed, finely chopped
- ¼ cup chopped red onion
- ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
- ½ teaspoon salt