NUTRITIONAL AND HEALTH VALUES IN MARINE HARVEST SALMON
Salmon is a perfect choice for a quick dinner, and it should not be missed during any party. It is easy to prepare in many ways—it is delicious in every form. But first of all, it is a healthy sea fish, which is worth eating because of its nutritional and health benefits.
A 140g portion of Marine Harvest salmon includes 1.9 grams of the polyunsaturated long-chain Omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, which completely satisfies the daily requirement of the human body for these nutrients. The same portion of Marine Harvest salmon also meets 480% of the daily requirement for vitamin B12, and about half of the daily requirement for vitamin D (56%), vitamin E (48%), selenium (47%) and protein (49
Vitamin B12 - it supports the production of red blood cells, it also has a positive effect on the functioning of the nervous system. Low vitamin B12 levels can lead to anaemia.
Protein - to function properly a person needs needs at least nine of the 20 amino acids found in the protein. Salmon has as many as nine essential amino acids. Because it is highly digestible protein, salmon is an ideal solution for those who care about their figure and anyone who values a healthy lifestyle.
Fats - salmon is one of the best sources of long-chain polyunsaturated Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids that cannot be produced by the body itself and must be supplied in food.
Vitamin E - plays an important role in the immune system and is an important antioxidant protecting the cells.
Omega-3 acids – salmon is rich in long-chain, polyunsaturated Omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA) and Omega-6 fatty acids, that are essential for health and improve the functioning of human body cells. Omega-3 acids support the functioning of the walls of the body's cells and help cells function properly. Marine omega-3 acids prevent cardiovascular disease. They are considered essential for the proper functioning of our heart, brain, circulatory system, motion system, and prevent cancer and Alzheimer's disease. Omega-6 fatty acids, which are also present in salmon, prevent infections, eliminate inflammation (e.g. rheumatism) and accelerate healing of wounds.
Selenium - supports cognitive functions of the body, its level is important for people planning a baby. The deficiency of selenium leads to weakening of the heart and increases the risk of cardiovascular disease.
Iodine - plays an important role in the metabolism process, and its deficiency can lead to growth impairment and decrease in intellectual capacity.
Vitamin D - helps in absorption of calcium, promotes bone formation and helps to prevent osteoporosis.
Marine Harvest salmon is also a rich source of other nutrients such as magnesium, potassium (which controls the proper functioning of the nervous system, lowers blood pressure), and phosphorus and calcium (which strengthen bone). These are the ingredients that the human body needs for proper functioning, but is unable to produce it itself..
Consumption of salmon is recommended by the world's leading nutrition agencies – the European Food Safety Authority (European Union), the Federal Food and Drug Administration (USA) and the Norwegian Scientific Committee for Food Safety.