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    0% Polyunsaturated Fat in my canned Alaskan, wild salmon?

    How is that possible? Although I almost never check the "nutrition info" I just noticed this:

    Bear & Wolf canned salmon from Costco:
    - 3 servings per can
    - 0g saturated fat
    - 0g polyunsaturated fat
    - 0g monounsaturated fat

    If it's wild Alaskan salmon, shouldn't it have some PUFA (EFA's I mean, they're not packed in any type of oil).

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    Yeah that would be most reasonable unless they have somehow managed to isolate the protein from the fat. Fish protein isolate? wtf that's creepy.
    Stabbing conventional wisdom in its face.

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    They probably drained the oil to make salmon oil pills... uh oh.
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    Good info here

    Seems the labels need work but keep reading and you'll find your omega 3 #s.

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    Wow Grol, great link! So even though it's "wild" and not farmed, Pink Salmon is still a substandard animal, eh? Very interesting.

    Any info on how it contains no PUFA if it's salmon?

    I'll admit, the word "wild" in the title sold me. And I saw the Kirkland stuff but skipped it based on price.

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    I think the label is just wrong about pufa. :shrug:
    The 325 mg of omega 3 is pufa...
    You do have that little blurb on your can like the one in the link, right?

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    Maybe it's like the transfat-free thingy, where if your per serving size has less than <0.5g of transfats, then they can list it as transfat free. Maybe this salmon has less than 0.5g of O3.

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    Whole Foods canned pink salmon reads (per serving):

    Total Fat 5 gr
    Sat Fat 1 gr
    Trans Fat 0 gr
    Total Carb 0
    Protein 12 gr

    This is a good fat ratio for fish, because it includes the skin. By calories of course 5 gr fat = 45 cals, 12 gr protein = 48 cals. Maybe yours has less sat fat if it doesn't include the skin, but I wouldn't worry about bad fats in salmon. C'mon wild salmon is one of the best things you can eat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grol View Post
    I think the label is just wrong about pufa. :shrug:
    The 325 mg of omega 3 is pufa...
    You do have that little blurb on your can like the one in the link, right?
    Yeah, it's the same can


    Quote Originally Posted by TigerJ View Post
    Whole Foods canned pink salmon reads (per serving):

    Total Fat 5 gr
    Sat Fat 1 gr
    Trans Fat 0 gr
    Total Carb 0
    Protein 12 gr

    This is a good fat ratio for fish, because it includes the skin. By calories of course 5 gr fat = 45 cals, 12 gr protein = 48 cals. Maybe yours has less sat fat if it doesn't include the skin, but I wouldn't worry about bad fats in salmon. C'mon wild salmon is one of the best things you can eat.
    I wasn't worried about bad fat, I was just thinking that if there's Omega-3 (EFA, PUFA) then the fat content should show some Polyunsaturated fats. Unless, as Maba suggested, they're using the < .5g "rule" that nutrition info uses for Trans fat.

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