Fresh salmon from Iceland

Fresh salmon from Iceland

• Healthy fish without parasites from the pure environment of cold Icelandic waters
• Fresh fish flesh of highest quality with minimal content of heavy metals
• More than twice the amount of unsaturated fatty acids*
• Without antibiotics, growth additives, synthetic colours or other chemicals
• Reared according to the rules of sustainability and nature-friendly farming

Salmon belongs amongst the most sought-after fishes for its pronounced flavour, fine flesh and simple preparation. Arctic salmon from Iceland – Icelandic Fish® – additionally stands out in terms of firm flesh structure and low fat content. It also contains a high amount of unsaturated fatty acids and minimal amount of heavy metals and therefore its consumption is very beneficial for human health.

The health and flesh quality of salmon is influenced by the environment where they grow. Farms of our producers are located in fjords in a remote western part of Iceland, in the area far from all adverse impacts where fresh unpolluted ocean water constantly flows. Sea currents also wash away impurities from the farms and together with fish from the Cyclopteridae family they remove sea bottom sediments. In this way, pollutants are removed from salmon farms absolutely naturally without the use of chemicals. The highest standards are maintained both in spacious cages where adult fish live and in hatcheries where young salmon do exceptionally well thanks to crystal clean geothermal water.

Although it is not fishing out on the high seas, conditions at the farm reflect the natural environment of fish faithfully as much as possible. Low density of fish in the cages is very strictly observed because sufficiency of movement and living in an environment without stress is one of the pillars of the sustainable approach to nature that is characteristic for Icelandic people and is also fundamental for salmon health on which the flesh quality and flavour depends. The salmon are forced by strong sea currents to swim more and the flesh is therefore more firm. Their fat is not distributed throughout the meat but occurs mainly under the skin where it protects them from the cold. Parasites do not thrive in cold water (1.5–10°C)and therefore there is no need to add antibiotics or other chemicals to the fish food. The fish food consists exclusively of fish flesh, fish oil, vitamins, minerals and plant proteins and does not contain GMO, hormones or synthetic colours. In addition to mandatory certificates required by the state, our producers are also holders of an IMO certificate and they are being audited for an ASC certificate.
 
The unquestionable impact of a clean environment on fish health was confirmed by the results of analysis prepared by the Eurofins laboratory where our product was tested. It follows from the laboratory results that arctic salmon from Iceland contains a several times lower amount of heavy metals when compared to limit values. According to the analysis, Icelandic salmon therefore contains almost no contaminants and the fish flesh is therefore noticeably cleaner and healthier than from other normally available salmon species. On the other hand, however, it contains twice the amount of unsaturated acids when compared to standard values. These acids are very important for brain activity, growth and development, but the human body is not able to produce them itself. So their supply must be provided by consumption of a sufficient amount of fish and sea products.
 
In addition to the laboratory results, we naturally wanted to know whether the quality and health of fish and the clean environment would also be reflected in the taste of the salmon flesh. Therefore we and our partners decided to perform a test and we contacted many experts from the ranks of chefs and also our layman friends and acquaintances for independent comparison of Icelandic and Norwegian salmon. We were happy and satisfied to know that in 100% of cases the Icelandic salmon was determined to be tastier.
 
Thanks to our highly effective logistic system we are able to offer you first class salmon of the highest fresh quality. The deliveries are performed in a very short time without the need to freeze the fish. In this way, the salmon retains its firm structure, maximum amount of taste, valuable nutrients and minerals.
 
*when compared with standard values

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Ling

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Blue ling

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It lives at depths of around 100-200 metres, but sometimes occurs in areas 600 metres below sea level. Mainly feeds on fish and small sea animals.

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Monk fish

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Lemon sole

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Plaice

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The plaice lives in cold waters near a sandy or muddy sea bottom at depths of around 50-150 metres, where it feeds on worms, crustaceans and small fish.

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It is found at depths to 200 metres and feeds predominantly on crustaceans and smaller fish.

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Atlantic catfish

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Green sea urchin

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