National Salmon Day is celebrated every year on October 8, as proposed by Chicken of the Sea. Did you know that salmon is the second most popular seafood consumed by Americans? The pink fish now has its own annual day of celebration. The holiday is observed as a reminder of the health benefits that wild and packaged salmon provide. It is recommended to eat fatty fish such as salmon twice a week due to the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids. So, are you ready to exploit this pink fish and satisfy your fish craving?
History of National Salmon Day
National Salmon Day was first celebrated on October 8, 2015, after Chicken of the Sea recommended the holiday. They then accepted a City of San Diego proclamation designating the day as National Salmon Day. The City of Chicago and Cook County, Illinois, also proclaimed October 8 as National Salmon Day in honor of the strong legacy of salmon fishing on Lake Michigan. The holiday is dedicated to celebrating the health, taste, convenience, and diverse recipe benefits of salmon. And, it is observed in honor of wild and packaged pink fish.
Chicken of the Sea, founded in 1914, is a packager and provider of seafood. They not only offer a product line of seafood but also offer recipes to inspire seafood lovers. In 1984, the company introduced skinless and boneless salmon to encourage wider public adoption of the fish as a healthy ‘new’ source of protein. In 2014, the company introduced a line of flavored salmon pouches. Chicken of the Sea has been committed to preserving seafood sustainability and is a co-founding member of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation.
How often do you eat fatty fish per week? Hopefully, twice a week, just as recommended by American Heart Association. Why? Fatty fish such as salmon is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, and research has shown that they can lower your risk of heart disease and stroke. Moreover, research shows that omega-3 fatty acids may help prevent, delay, and diminish Alzheimer’s disease. Awesome. So, have you got your recipes and prepared your salmon? Because National Salmon Day is the day to make and enjoy the delicious healthy food of your favorite fatty fish.
National Salmon Day timeline
Chicken of the Sea (previously Van Camp Seafood Company) is founded by Frank Van Camp in California.
Chicken of the Sea is the first to introduce skinless and boneless salmon.
Chicken of the Sea is the first to offer a complete line of flavored salmon pouches.
National Salmon Day is first celebrated on October 8.
National Salmon Day FAQs
How do know if salmon is cooked?
Gently press down on the top of the fillet with a fork or your finger, and if the flesh of the salmon separates easily along the white lines that run across the fillet (strips of fish fat), then it’s finished cooking.
Should you bake or fry salmon?
Baking salmon is the healthier option over pan-frying because it doesn’t add any extra fat or calories to the fish, as long as you cook it with simple seasonings.
What happens if I eat undercooked salmon?
If you eat raw or undercooked salmon, you risk being infected with bacteria and worm-like parasites.
National Salmon Day Activities
Cook the salmon
There is nothing better to do to celebrate National Salmon Day than cook and eat it. Prepare the salmon and cook the salmon based on your favorite recipes, and later get the health benefits.
Spread the word
Most of us probably don’t know about the health benefits of salmon. So, spread the word about this pink fatty fish so that more people can benefit from it.
Try Chicken of the Sea recipes
The Chicken of the Sea provides featured recipes for healthcare food services on their National Salmon Day toolkit. Try the recipes — Spinach Strawberry Salmon Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing, Salmon Quiché, and Salmon Bisque.
5 Facts About Canned Salmon You Need To Know
New England started it
In 1840, New England first began canning salmon.
It has various nutritional advantages
Canned salmon has a variety of nutritional benefits such as omega-3s, protein, vitamin D, and calcium.
It is versatile
Canned salmon is a quick and inexpensive choice that provides the same excellent health benefits as fresh fish.
It is not to eat daily
Despite the health benefits, you can’t eat it every day, because it will increase the possibility of rising mercury levels in the blood.
It is high in sodium
Canned salmon is incredibly high in sodium, and if you consume it every day, it can increase the risk of high blood pressure and stroke.
Why We Love National Salmon Day
Salmon has many health benefits
The reason for the celebration of National Salmon Day is to be a reminder of the health benefits of salmon. More people need to know about this.
It is delicious and versatile
Sure, the reason salmon becomes the second most popular seafood consumed by Americans is because it’s delicious. Besides, there are several ways to enjoy it. We can roast it, pan-fry it, broil it, or grill it.
It can lower the risk of heart disease
The heart is our vital organ. Knowing that consuming salmon can lower our risk of heart disease is such a relief.
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