Pacific Salmon Varieties

Choose the right type of salmon for your dish with this simple guide.

Grilled Salmon Caesar Salad

Becky Luigart-Stayner

Pacific waters are home to five types of salmon. For comparison, a 6-ounce serving of farmed Atlantic salmon has 311 calories, 18.5 grams of fat (53%), and 33.9 grams of protein. (All nutrition information based on 6 ounces, raw.)

King (chinook)

Coho (silver)

Sockeye (red)

Pink (humpy)

Chum (keta)

Read the Label
Current labeling laws that require identification of origin make it easier to spot wild salmon. But there can still be some confusion. Keep these factors in mind:

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