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Benefits of Our Products and
Information of Interest

  • Salmon's orange color is due to a pigment called astaxanthin (similar to beta-carotene in carrots), which it obtains from small crustaceans found on seaweed.
  • In the wild, salmon migrate for several years to and from the sea or lake, reproducing in the exact spot where they were born. They find their way using an impressive natural GPS, their sense of smell and the position of the sun.
  • Salmon protein is not very fibrous due to its low collagen content and it is digested in 45 minutes, in contrast to skinless chicken, which takes an hour and a half..
  • Good source of protein with high biological value. Provides 180 kcal and 11 grams of good fat for every 100 grams of meat.

Global Production of Animal Protein

Currently, approximately 3.4 million salmon are produced in the world. Unlike the other animal production species such as cattle, chickens and pigs, salmon are only produced in a few countries that have the fjords, inland seas and canals with pristine waters necessary for farming. Salmon require cold waters, well oxygenated and free from contamination, conditions that only a few countries in the world can guarantee.

3.4 Million Farmed salmon
9.8 Million Sheep
67.4 Million Cattle
114.3 Million Chicken
120.9 Million Pork

Carbon Footprint

A carbon footprint measures the greenhouse gas emissions from producing a product. Carbon footprints are measured in kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent (kgCO2e) per standard portion (40 g) of edible protein in the product. Farmed salmon is an animal protein with a low carbon footprint. Choosing it over other proteins helps reduce our impact on global warming.

0.60 Farmed salmon
0.88 Chicken
1.30 Pork
5.92 Beef
There is no data Farmed goat
0.60 Farmed salmon
0.88 Chicken
1.30 Pork
5.92 Beef
there is no data Farmed goat

Use of Natural Resources

An average of 3.7 square meters of land are needed to produce 100g of farmed salmon, considerably less than the requirements for land-based animal proteins. The expanding global population has placed significant pressure on natural resources and the use of space on the planet. By consuming farmed salmon, we help substantially reduce this pressure.

Feed Conversion Ratio

Feed Conversion Ratio (FCR) measures the kilograms of feed needed to increase an animal’s body weight by one kilogram. It is a ratio of production efficiency and the amount of natural resources needed to produce a given protein.
Farmed salmon is very efficient at feed conversion and has a significantly lower ratio than most land-based animal proteins. By consuming salmon instead of other animal proteins, we reduce pressure on natural resources.

 

0.60 Farmed salmon
0.88 Chicken
1.30 Pork
5.92 Beef
There is no data Farmed goat

References for all graphics
1. Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations Statistical Division – FAOSTAT
2. FAO of the United Nations Fisheries and Aquaculture Department – Fishery Statistical Collections
3. The Environmental Cost of Animal Source Foods
4. Reducing Food’s Environmental Impacts Through Producers and Consumers
5. Feed Conversion Efficiency in Aquaculture: Do We Measure It Correctly?
6. Atlantic Salmon. The Super Chicken of the Sea

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