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Radix Journal - Introducing Wild Alaskan Salmon

Introducing Wild Alaskan Salmon
By Radix Team 8/06/2017 1:31 pm
 

We’d love to tell you we’ve trekked around Alaska in search of our latest catch – Wild Alaskan Salmon – however, that is exactly what our supplier, Zane McCarthy, has done. McCarthy, who owns Wildside Alaska, has spent a long-time sourcing and securing this incredible, high-quality fish and we couldn’t be happier to share it with you.

Wildside is a New Zealand-based company that works closely with an Alaskan Seafood Business which is 100% tribally owned by the Sun'aq tribe of Kodiak Island, Alaska.

Sam Clark wins the C2C(*Photo Courtesy of Alaska Seafood)

Two thirds of the Island are dedicated to the Kodiak national wildlife refuge.


The refuge is home to a wide variety of land and marine animals, including 3000 giant Kodiak Brown Bears. Here, in the open waters surrounding Kodiak, salmon are free to roam in the strong currents of the cold, clean north pacific, feeding on their natural diet of shrimp, herring, krill and other marine life.


The Sun'aq Tribe of Kodiak are Alutiiq natives and experts in Salmon – having inhabited Kodiak for over 7000 years. They harvest small quantities of seafood at a time, which is quickly chilled, processed and frozen, minimizing product degradation. Each A-grade salmon is carefully filleted and boned with care, before it is minced.

Wild Alaskan Salmon are high in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D and low in omega-6 and saturated fats, making them extraordinarily healthful, sustainably produced sources of protein. Wild salmon swim in the wild, eating what nature programmed them to eat. Therefore, their nutritional profile is more complete, with micronutrients, fats, minerals, vitamins and antioxidants like astaxanthin – a keto-carotenoid, which gives salmon its pink, or red-coloured, flesh.


 Salmon is renowned for containing:

- Taurine – an antioxidant amino acid
- anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids
- immune-supportive selenium
- phosphorus – good for energy
- complete protein – helps build muscle
- niacin, vitamin B12, vitamin B6, and potassium – good for a healthy heart
- bone-building vitamin D

You will find Wild Alaskan Salmon meatballs in the following meals: Salmon, Tomato & Basil; Thai Style Salmon; AIP Salmon and Salmon, Tomato & Basil.