The Granary has wild sockeye pacific salmon from the Stikine River in northern British Columbia. This salmon is a vibrant pink colour and is lower in fat than its farmed Atlantic cousin. Our individually portioned fillets are sold per 100g. The average fillet ranges from approximately 150-300 g.
This salmon is very lean and is therefore easy to overcook. For a great dinner recipe try this Salmon with Black Rice and Carrot Miso sauce
Benefits of Wild Caught Salmon
The benefits of eating salmon are great, the benefits of choosing sustainably caught salmon from the wild are even greater. Salmon is a super healthy source of protein, rich in Omega 3 fatty acids and full of natural antioxidants. It is a nearly unrivaled food source of bone-saving, cancer curbing vitamin D with a whopping 1100 IU per 6 oz serving. Wild salmon is higher in nutritional value and lower in fat. It is antibiotic and hormone free, and has a less “fishy” flavour, making it great for kids. Salmon is great for most diets including low carb, gluten free, paleo and keto.
This fish comes from a small family run operation in northwestern BC. It is the only fish plant on the Stikine RIver and is federally licensed and certified. The fish are delivered to the plant three times a day ensuring they are cut and frozen in less than 24 hours. The salmon is sashimi grade and certified wild.
Wild caught salmon provides even more by contributing to a sustainable environment. Most farmed salmon are raised in a net-cage production system. The high density of fish in a small area create breeding grounds for disease and parasites creating the need for the frequent use of pesticides and antibiotics. The problem goes further by affecting not only the wild salmon population but many other species in the food chain including whales, bears and even trees.