Health: Chinook Salmon
Nutrition: 3.5 oz. (100 grams)
Calories : 184 g
Omega-3: 1.9 g
Protein: 19 g
Fat: 11.4 gram; Saturated Fat 3 mg.
Sodium: 56 mg
Carbohydrates: 0 mg
Chinooks are the largest and the top-of-the-line among Pacific salmon.
They are also called Kings. Chinooks have characteristic black lips. Chinooks
are often referred to by the name of the river they come from. Well known are
Alaska’s Copper River species and Astoria’s Columbia River Salmon.
Chinooks are early returners, available in late May or early June.
Chinooks are harvested from March to October
from central California to the Yukon River in Alaska and in Canada,
primarily by trollers
but also by seiners and gillnetters. Astoria’s proximity to
the Columbia River and Pacific Ocean allows local seafood markets
and canneries to purchase salmon in pristine condition, fresh from
the fishing boat. There are a number of fish
smoking and fish canning facilities in and nearby Astoria who produce
excellent quality products, available
on site or by mail order.
Links to canneries & smoking companies.