Benefit and harm

The benefits and harms of Salmon

Salmon is a predatory fish of the salmon family. Due to the difficult classification of the data items in the marine life of salmon is often confusion. Often under the definition of salmon falls whitefish, trout and salmon. However, in Russia, salmon is called salmon during spawning.

Salmon, lifespan which can reach 13 years, grows up to five feet in length and up to 43 kg in weight. The body of this fish is elongated and laterally compressed. Have small scales, grey-blue back and silver with black speckles on the sides.

Properties salmon

Previously, salmon was considered a valuable and expensive fish, but after artificial cultivation it has become available and inexpensive. However, the differences between natural and grown in artificial conditions salmon is still there.

This fish is quite popular in cooking, but not so much for its taste as for the accessibility and usefulness.

Use salmon

Salmon is a fish rich in phosphorus. This mineral in turn is very important for the body to build and maintain the hardness of teeth and bones. He is also the member forming the energy processes, in which a person is in great shape and has a sufficient amount of vitality. Indirectly it regulates the acid-alkaline balance.

In addition to phosphorus in salmon there are other minerals, such as sodium, magnesium, potassium and calcium. They are utilized in various processes in the body. In addition, the important elements are manganese, copper, iron, zinc, selenium.

Besides micro— and macronutrients in this fish there are quite a few vitamins. So, it has a lot of vitamin A and almost the entire group of vitamin B. the Last affect the body holistically, which is particularly valuable. B-vitamins support normal brain, nervous and immune systems are involved in the formation of hormones. Vitamin a — antioxidant that is also important for vision, skin, mucous membranes, immune system, cell regeneration.

Salmon contains omega-3 and omega-6 acids, which are important for any person. They stabilize the heart muscle, brain, vascular system, reduce the risk of ischemia, are involved in the formation of red blood cells.


For older people it is important to include salmon in your diet because its use reduces the risk of cancer and Alzheimer's disease.

The use of salmon

This fish can be cooked a huge number of dishes — from simple to complex and exotic. The treatment can be different: boiling, stewing, frying, baking.

The natural taste is best noticeable in boiled, baked or stewed with vegetables and herbs fish. But equally delicious grilled fish, served with delicious sauces. This fish can be done dish. However, you have to exert more effort than cooking regular meals. For this purpose it is possible, for example, to marinate with spices or herbs, and then baked with vegetables and shrimp in puff pastry.

This fish goes well with a variety of sauces: they can be spicy or sweet and sour, and sweet fruit.

Salmon is also popular soups and broths. More fish can be added to variety of salads, good recipes — great variety. Salted fillet in perfect harmony with butter, so you can make sandwiches. But of fillets of weak Ambassador, you can make rolls or sushi. Baked in foil with lemon juice and herbs, the fish can be served along with vegetables, potatoes or pasta. Delicious and roasted salmon in a herb mustard. In General, methods of cooking will be enough for any taste.

Harm salmon

Natural fish (fish found in the oceans) are prohibited for use by pregnant or nursing women. The fact that fish accumulate heavy metals and mercury, which adversely affect the mother and the baby. But artificially divorced no danger.

Salmon is a red fish, which in people in rare cases are allergic. In this case, people with the appropriate inclination, should be careful when eating this fish.

And although the calorie content of this fish is not large (142 calories), people with obesity are advised to limit consumption of this fish.