It’s 2020, and we are more aware of what we eat than ever before. Choosing a meal can raise many questions: Is it organic? Is it sustainably produced? Where does it come from?
Many people use food supplements to complement their diets, particularly if they are trying to reduce their meat consumption. Some athletes and fitness fanatics love their powders and meal-replacement shakes, as they offer a potential quick fix for their protein needs.
Professional athletes know that eating well is just as important as training well.
Fish - especially oily fish like salmon - is a key part of any athlete’s diet, so much so that many call it a “superfood”. Here are five reasons why:
Omega-3s are termed essential fatty acids because they are critical for good health. However, the body cannot make them on its own. For this reason, Omega-3s must be obtained from food, particularly oily fish such as salmon.
Choosing the most effective Omega-3s, such as those found in oil-rich fish (EPA and DHA), provides these fatty acids in the most effective form.
Scottish salmon are not genetically modified and the Scottish salmon sector remains opposed to the introduction of any such stocks.
The Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation has a publicly stated policy of opposing the use of genetic modification (transgenics) in salmon production.
There is currently no such activity on Scottish farms and we can foresee no circumstance under which there would be in the future.
Scottish salmon is an incredibly easy ingredient to cook with. It is also extremely versatile and increasingly used by some of the world's top chefs to create delicious culinary masterpieces.
Inspired by some of their dishes we've six mouth-watering fusion recipes to help you decide what to cook.
Salmon fillets with Boursin crunch
Unlike wild salmon, Scottish farmed salmon carries no risk of parasites when eaten raw.
Research by several institutions, reviewed by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), studying the available evidence on the presence of parasites in wild and farmed fish concluded that farmed salmon destined to be eaten raw in dishes like sushi does not need to be frozen before consumption.