Rich flavor and a healthy protein source are what many know salmon for, aside from the popular color reference. It’s a tasty type of fish that offers a lot of nutrients and is great for staying fit. However, it’s also commonly tagged as expensive and not so affordable in many Filipino households.
Locally known as “Mamale” salmon, is fished and farmed in several ways and could have some bearing on its affordability on most days. In this article, we will break down how salmon can be a worthy investment into you and your family’s diet while learning a few things about its spectacularity.
Why do we call it Salmon?
Salmon is derived from the Latin word, “salmo” or “salire” which simply means “to leap.” This is what makes wild salmon unique in its own right, it swims against the rapids and strong currents of the river, which imitates a leaping motion, thus, its namesake.
What is the most popular salmon in the Philippines?
Threadfin salmon is the most purchased type of salmon in the country and a majority of it is imported and ranges from Php 1,020 to 1,200 per kilo in many local fish markets and supermarkets. They’re typically classified as gamefish which is also one of the most popular in the Tagalog regions.
However, the most popular spot to go salmon fishing is in Manila Bay. Fishermen set out anglers to chase the boils and catch up to 4 kilograms worth of salmon among other smaller species of fish. Salmon feed on smaller fish and shrimp and are usually caught by fishermen using casting jigs and crankbaits.
How good is salmon for you?
Salmon offers a wide array of nutrients that can improve overall health. When it comes to the Omega-3s, salmon is a booster in all aspects and packs in the optimal eye, brain, and heart performance.
Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) are two types of Omega-3s that have a big bearing on the brain development of infants and pregnant women especially during the early stages of their pregnancy. It’s known for being low in saturated fat and sodium, thus lowering the risk for heart disease and obesity.
Where can I get salmon?
Salmon is widely available in many supermarkets and wet markets, however, if you want quality and convenience merged in one go, then Fishta is here to deliver-- literally! Check out our selection of salmon products below:
Itching to try a new salmon recipe? Try our Poached Salmon with Beurre Blanc for a scrumptious dinner you can enjoy on a special night indoors. Learn more about Fishta’s spectacular salmon products here.
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