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  • This is an embarrassingly dumb question, but...

    ...uh, can I eat the bones in canned salmon?

    Thanks!
    5'6" Female, 29 Years Old, 260/195/120

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  • #2
    I wouldn't see why not, but I have a dumb-er question... WHY are there bones in canned salmon! I bought my first few cans a few weeks ago and I tried eating one and I was so grossed out! Made me sad haha
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    • #3
      Yes, eat them... they are good for you. Calci-YUM!

      As a kid it was the part I went for first!
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      • #4
        Always eat the bones! Why would you NOT eat the bones?! You know how hard it is to source nice, healthy, edible bone?
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        • #5
          The bones are good for you. Eat them. If they gross you out, use whole canned salmon in recipes that mask the texture. If you're going to eat it by itself you can get boneless and skinless canned salmon - but you'll miss out on some good nutrients.

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          • #6
            I buy those canned salmons JUST FOR the bones...lol.
            I give the salmon to my cat, while the bones go down my own hatch

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            • #7
              I find that if I crush it up a bit before I put it in my scrambled eggs- I'd never know the bones are in there. Still haven't gotten that brave with the sardines languishing in my cabinet . . .
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Issabeau View Post
                I buy those canned salmons JUST FOR the bones...lol.
                I give the salmon to my cat, while the bones go down my own hatch
                Exactly. I buy canned salmon to make salmon cakes out of. I don't care for it all in its unaltered canned state, but mix it with some eggs, garlic, onion and spices and fry it in a little ghee and it's pretty damn good.
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                • #9
                  The bones kind of gross me out if I can see/feel them, but if I squish them up really well and make salmon cakes or something like that, then I don't notice them, and I accept that they are good for me and enjoy the taste of the salmon, so it's a reasonable trade-off.
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                  • #10
                    I eat the bones~ but the skin

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                    • #11
                      Skin is my fav part after I grill it..dont know about canned... still havent given it a try, its in the cabinet waiting for me to be brave one day.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by activia View Post
                        Skin is my fav part after I grill it..dont know about canned... still havent given it a try, its in the cabinet waiting for me to be brave one day.
                        Oh, I love nice crispy fried fish skin, but canned~ yuck! Maybe it's a texture thing

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                        • #13
                          Thanks guys! My salmon (in homemade mayo) on nori was delicious! Bones and all!

                          I found a spine vertibrae, put it in my mouth, it turned to crunchy dust so I figured the smaller bones would do so even easier, and I ate it all up!

                          As a female, I am always looking for good calcium sources in addition to my bone broth.
                          5'6" Female, 29 Years Old, 260/195/120

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                          • #14
                            bones??? that's a little beyond my comfort zone... but I'm only 19 days old... I think it'll take me even longer to try salmon now...
                            Primal since March 5, 2012
                            SW: 221 | CW: 204 | LPW: 166 | UGW: 140 (80 lbs loss)



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                            • #15
                              You can get varieties that say boneless skinless... These ones were super cheap, wild caught, so I was all over them. I am glad I tried them, cuz the bones were not a big deal AND now I know I got some calcium.
                              5'6" Female, 29 Years Old, 260/195/120

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