IT'S NATURALLY BETTER
The cold, clear waters off Alaska's 34,000 mile coastline are the world's greatest resource for natural, wild salmon. There, the five species of Alaska Salmon mature in an unmatched natural environment that provides them with superior flavor, color, and texture. This makes Alaska Salmon the salmon of choice of foodservice operators throughout the world. Quick frozen within hours of being harvested at the peak of its lifecycle, Alaska Salmon offers your foodservice customers these unique advantages:
A NATURAL ADVANTAGE
Alaska Salmon has a richer color, firmer texture, and better flavor than industrially-produced salmon. This natural superiority results from a life spent feeding on the sea's natural foods while swimming against the strong currents of the cold, clean North Pacific.
A FRESHER-FROZEN ADVANTAGE
The Alaska seafood industry has perfected advanced quick-freezing technology which is unique in its ability to capture the fresh-caught flavor of the salmon while preserving the fish's firm texture and rich color.
Fresher-frozen natural Alaska Salmon is available year-round in portion-controlled sizes in a variety of packaging and product forms. Fresher-frozen products minimize shrink and keep margins high.
Natural Alaska Salmon is an excellent source of high quality protein, and contains predominantly healthy unsaturated fats.
THE 5 SPECIES OF ALASKA SALMON
There are five species of Alaska Salmon, each with its own distinct characteristics.
ALASKA KING OR CHINOOK SALMON
Largest and least abundant of all 5 species.
4 to 7 year life cycle.
Average weight: approximately 20 lbs.
Prized for red flesh, rich flavor, high oil content, and firm texture.
Most often served in upscale, white tablecloth restaurants.
ALASKA SOCKEYE OR RED SALMON
Known for its deep red flesh, Sockeye retains its color, firm texture, and distinctive flavor when cooked or processed.
4 to 6 year life cycle.
Average weight: approximately 6 lbs.
Has long been the salmon of choice of the quality conscious Japanese market.
ALASKA COHO OR SILVER SALMON
Second largest of 5 species.
3 to 4 year life cycle.
Average weight: approximately 12 lbs.
One of the most commonly used species in foodservice.
Known for their orange-red flesh, superior texture, and excellent eye appeal.
ALASKA CHUM SALMON
Strong foodservice demand; used in almost every segment.
3 to 5 year life cycle.
Average weight: approximately 8 lbs.
Known for their firm pink flesh and moderate fat content which results in their delicate flavor.
ALASKA PINK SALMON
Smallest and most abundant of 5 species.
2 year life cycle.
Average weight: 2 to 3 lbs.
Known for their bright, rose-colored flesh and delicate flavor. Their abundant supply makes them an attractive value.
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