Delicious and versatile, Alaska pollock has a mild cod-like taste, white flaky meat and a delicate texture. It is a prized ingredient in more than 1,000 consumer products worldwide, including value-added seafood meals; breaded seafood favorites, such as fish sticks, fish sandwiches and fish and chips; and surimi seafood products. It is also widely used in the foodservice sector as a premium whitefish option.
Frozen Alaska pollock in forms such as whole grain breaded fish sticks or in pollock tacos are a mainstay of the USDA school lunch menu. Due to popular demand, the USDA is now including once-frozen Alaska pollock products in the school lunch programs. 92% of elementary students and 76% of secondary students said they want Alaska fish tacos on their school lunch menu sites.
Alaska pollock is another healthy Alaska Seafood choice, as determined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Alaska public health officials recommend unrestricted consumption of Alaska pollock for everyone, including pregnant and nursing women and young children.
One of the most abundant fish in the world, Alaska pollock lives throughout the North Pacific Ocean and Alaska’s Bering Sea, as well as in the Gulf of Alaska. The Alaska pollock fishery is the largest fishery in the United States and one of the largest in the world. It is also the largest certified sustainable fishery in the world.
For more information about Alaska pollock go to the Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers website.
edible portion, per 100 grams
|Total Fat||1.10 g|
|Saturated Fat||0.20 g|
|Omega-3 fatty acids||0.50 g|