Monday, June 11, 2012

Another Salmon Burger To Recommend: Whole Foods

     I'm always happy when I can find another salmon burger to recommend to my readers. I found this offering at Whole Foods last week, and am really pleased with the taste, ingredients, and the sourcing.

From the Whole Foods website:

Sourced from the waters of Alaska, our salmon is MSC ( Marine Stewardship Council ) -certified and carefully selected to make only the best quality burgers. Each patty is flaky, moist and lightly seasoned for a mild but delectable flavor. A great addition to your next cookout, they're also ready to bake or pan-fry for a convenient dinner. Serve on a fresh roll with grilled sun-dried tomatoes and basil mayo for a salmon burger with pizzazz. Don't rule out traditional fixings–everyone loves the classic lettuce, tomato,onion.

Sold by: 4 - 3.2 OZ (91g) BURGERS NET WT 12.8 OZ (363g)

Ingredients: Pink and/or chum salmon, water, expeller pressed canola oil, contains 2% or less of: lemon juice (from concentrate), ground onion, garlic powder, white pepper, sea salt, natural smoke flavor, potato extract, natural flavor, mustard flour, rosemary flavor. Parfried in expeller pressed canola oil.

( I had to look up exactly what "chum salmon" is - I had an idea that because of the word chum, it might be leftover salmon bits from other processing methods. I was wrong.  The chum salmon, Oncorhynchus keta, is a species of anadromous fish in the salmon family. It is a Pacific salmon, and may also be known as dog salmon or Keta salmon, and is often marketed under the name Silverbrite salmon. )

With each burger offering 140 calories, 7 grams of fat ( that's partially from the canola oil... ) and 320 mg of sodium, these burgers are ok for the Clean Eater. Have them every night? No, at 320 mg of sodium for one burger, it's probably best to have these once or twice a week.  But they are wild caught, processed and packed in the USA, and are really tasty. They get the CE thumbs up.