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Should You Be Eating Salmon Skin?
By Kimberley Laws
When it comes to flesh, skin, rinds, or peels, it seems that we have to determine what we can eat on a case-by-case basis, and salmon is no exception. While pregnant women are advised to avoid salmon, whether or not you should be eating the skin depends on where your fish calls home.
Wild salmon contains significantly fewer contaminants than farmed salmon (which includes known carcinogens), and Pacific salmon specifically is your best bet. Salmon tends to have more good fat — rich in Omega 3 — than other fish, and much of this fat is found in the skin, where you will also find collagen.
Health Digest adds that salmon skin boasts benefits like "phosphorus, potassium, and vitamin D," the third of which facilitates the absorption of calcium, oversees your cell's activities, reduces inflammation, aids your immune system, and supports brain health. Salmon skin unquestionably offers nutritional benefits, so the key is just to find out where it comes from.