Sustainabily-harvested wild salmon and other wild fish from the pristine waters of Alaska–free of antibiotics, pesticides, synthetic coloring agents, growth hormones and GMOs. Sold flash frozen, smoked, made into sausage and burgers, and in cans and pouches…and Alaskan salmon caviar. Also sugar-free organic blueberries, strawberries and red raspberries, organic herbs and spices, organic cooking oils, and more good organic foods.
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Hi – I’m a happy customer of Vital Choice, but recently found out (in their own newsletter along with other reputable sources) that there is a small roundworm in wild salmon. They say it is killed by freezing or cooking – but ugh! Who wants to eat parasites? They claim to try to get rid of all worms, but ‘if one escapes’ they tell us it’ll be killed by cooking or their freezing process. I am a vegetarian, but tried salmon for the protein. I know poultry etc. comes with its own set of distasteful issues, (I don’t eat it anyway) – but this fish issue with parasites makes me want to avoid fish. Maybe fish oil (algae) is the way to go?
I COMPLETELY understand your point, but these tiny parasites are naturally occurring, harmless, tasteless and usually dissolve upon cooking. Avoiding an incredibly healthy, sustainable food like wild salmon to avoid the slight risk of ingesting one is very much “throwing the baby out the bathwater.”
I think of it as akin to finding an occasional bug on my organic veggies. It’s a small price to pay to avoid the pesticides, GMOs and other toxic measures required to completely eliminate them. A pretty good tradeoff in my opinion. …Just my 2 cents worth.