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Alaska Seafood

BENEFITS OF WILD ALASKA SEAFOOD

Wild-caught Alaska salmon, whitefish varieties and shellfish mature at a natural pace, and swim freely in the pristine waters off Alaska's rugged 34,000-mile coastline.

Alaska is thousands of miles away from large sources of pollution that can contaminate the human food supply in other parts of the world. These distances, combined with the earth’s patterns of circulation of water and air, help to ensure that Alaska’s own waters are among the cleanest in the world. Alaska’s human population density is among the lowest of any in the United States, and lower than most places in the world. Alaska’s marine habitats are extremely clean, and Alaska’s seafood is pure and remarkably free of contamination by pesticides, petroleum derivatives, PCBs, metals, and bacteria.

The nutritional benefits of Alaska seafood can - and, in fact, do - fill volumes. In addition to providing an excellent source of high quality protein that's low in saturated fat, Alaska seafood is rich in many essential vitamins and minerals. Alaska seafood is "smart for the heart." Traditional Asian, Mediterranean, and Greenland Eskimo diets are rich in seafood. These populations have a discernably lower incidence of cardiovascular disease. The average life expectancy in Japan - where seafood is a major part of the diet - is 79. Alaska salmon, for example, offers exceptional nutrition. Its high concentrations of Omega 3 oils, now proven to substantially reduce the risk of coronary disease. Omega 3 has also proven to be beneficial in the treatment and prevention of many other diseases.

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NATURALLY HIGH IN ESSENTIAL VITAMINS

E
C
D
A

Naturally high in many essential vitamins, Alaska seafood contains vitamins E, C, D and A. Some varieties are very high in antioxidant E, which has proven to strengthen the immune system, and lower the risk of heart disease by reducing buildup of plaque in coronary arteries. Current studies reveal possible protection against cancer and the formation of cataracts. Some species also have vitamin C (another antioxidant), vitamin D, and vitamin A is also found in many seafoods.

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ALASKA SEAFOOD CONTAINS A WIDE VARIETY OF MINERALS

Zn
Fe
Ca
Se

Zinc

Iron

Calcium

Selenium

Alaska seafood contains a wide variety of minerals (including zinc, iron, calcium, selenium). Canned salmon that includes the soft edible bones is a particularly rich source of calcium, and is a wonderful choice for people of all ages, including children who don't consume dairy products but need high amounts of calcium to build strong bones.

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