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Bone Health. The delicate, edible bones present in traditional pack Alaska canned salmon are readily digested and rich in calcium and magnesium.

Canned salmon is one of the most calcium-rich, non-dairy foods. One 3.5 oz. serving with the bones contains two thirds as much calcium as a cup of milk. For women and children especially, consuming plenty of calcium is important for building and maintaining strong bones and reducing the risk of bone fracture later in life.

Quality Protein. Alaska canned salmon provides high quality protein that is easy and safe to digest by people of all ages.

Vitamins. Alaska canned salmon is a good source of vitamin B12 and contains modest amounts of several other vitamins and minerals

Safety. All species of canned wild Alaska salmon - sockeye (red), pink, and chum - are very low in environmental contaminants, heavy metals such as mercury, and pesticide residues. In addition, the canning process ensures that canned salmon is free of potentially harmful microorganisms.

Chart: Nutritional Value of Pink(1) and Sockeye(2) Canned Salmon

Serving Size 100 grams / 3.5 oz.

Amount Per Serving Pink Red (Sockeye)
Calories 136 166
Total Fat, g 57
Saturated Fat, g 11.6
Omega-3s * 1100 1400
Cholesterol, mg 8244
Sodium, mg 399 360
Protein, g 23 23
Calcium, mg 277 221
Vitamin D, IU 466 763

* Includes EPA and DHA (eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid)

Source: USDA Http://

Canned salmon values based on traditional pack, drained product. Canned tuna packed in water, drained.