Hokkaido Fair 2022 / Salmon

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The King Among Kings of Hokkaido

Hokkaido chum salmon is a product of nature. Born in the rivers within Hokkaido, they then migrate to the sea where they grow over the course of four years before returning to their origin. Because their return occurs during the autumn season, they are also referred to as “autumn salmon.”

Wild salmon is high in protein and low in calories. It is also rich in vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA. Although the bright orange color of farm-raised salmon is on the rise in stores, there is a key difference between wild-caught vs farm-raised salmon. Wild salmon feed on natural occurring food within their environment, leading to a low fat percentage of less than 10%, while farm-raised salmon are fed highly processed fish feed, leading to a higher fat percentage of over 10%. As a result, Hokkaido chum salmon is much healthier, more delicious, and full of umami!

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