Are there less nutrients in farmed fish?
We have no idea where the misconception comes from.
Food scientists seem to agree that trout, salmon and char are packed with protein and healthy omega fats, whether they’re wild or farmed.
But we wanted to find out for ourselves!
So last spring, we reached out to the Guelph Food Innovation Centre at the University of Guelph to analyze our rainbow trout and Arctic char.
And guess what, Springhills fish are overloaded with all the things that make fish good for you.
In a typical serving of Springhills trout (somewhere around 5oz), our analyses shows you get more than 1,000mg of omega-3 fatty acids. The Arctic char are just under 900mg!
For context, Health Canada recommends at least 300 – 450 mg a day. So you’re a far cry beyond that!
So wild, farmed, whatever. If you’re eating local fish that’s eco-certified, you’re making a good decision for you and a good decision for the planet!