Farmed or Wild: What’s the Best Salmon to Buy?

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Canned salmon

Brand names: Bumble Bee, Wildcatch, Chicken of the Sea
Should you buy it? Yes

What happens if you can’t find environmentally friendly farmed salmon where you shop? And wild salmon costs about twice as much, plus it isn’t always available between October and May. Then what?

Canned salmon is a good way to get wild salmon cheaper and year-round (most brands use wild Alaskan salmon), along with all the same nutritional benefits of salmon, Santerre says.

But you might have to taste-test a few brands to find the flavor and texture you like best.

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