Farm-Raised Salmon = Sad Bears

Yes, poor bears. But their loss is your gain. Verlasso premium salmon is the most responsibly raised — and best tasting — farmed salmon in the world, which is why it's one our of Foodie Finds.

If you love lean, heart-healthy salmon that happens to be harmoniously raised in tune with the environment, then you've gotta try Verlasso salmon.

Farming in the cold, pure waters in the Patagonia Region off the coast of Chile gives Verlasso farms a clear advantage. The lack of industrialization in the area means a clean environment.   Verlasso’s sustainable method of farming ensures the environment is kept that way.

The method involves giving their salmon a pretty good life. Verlasso salmon are rasied in pens submerged over very deep water and are tended by farmers living on the water with the fish.   Unlike other salmon farms, Verlasso keeps the number of fish in each pen lower than the industry requires. This gives the salmon plenty of room to be active and swim.

The result is a leaner, healthier salmon that still contains the omega-3’s you need and the fresh, clean taste you want. 

Speaking of taste, now that you have the world's best-tasting salmon, what are you going to do with it? Our Seafood Experts can help with cooking recommendations. If you're looking to get creative, browse our recipe database for ideas. For ideas on new fruity, foodie flavors to make your taste buds happy, check out the Belberry line of fruit-based vinegars, also a Foodie Find. Come back and share with us some of your favorite combinations! 

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KC wrote on 6/13/2015 6:03:42 PM

I only purchase seafood at Central Market and have a high degree of trust in the quality of everything I buy from HEB/CM. I would like to know what salmon is being served in the grill/cafe Lovers Lane location? Is all the salmon in the prepared area and cafe the Verlasso salmon? thanks!

Mandi wrote on 1/21/2015 11:05:34 PM

I was looking for proof that you are truly buying sustainable seafood choices, so I cross-checked Verlasso Salmon with this Seafood Watch Guide. I was happy to see that it was on their "good alternatives" list. I will continue to buy my seafood at Central Market, as long as Central Market will continue to only purchase sustainable seafood.

J Burke wrote on 12/15/2014 12:42:34 PM

The potential for feeding the world through aquaculture offers almost limitless potential.. Farmed raised Atlantic Salmon are fed a diet very similar to wild, more so than the majority of cattle, swine or poultry are fed. The "die" that is referred to in the previous comment is nothing more than a natural or synthetic anti oxidant. Not a die. Silly, uninformed argument. Without farming the sea's this world may find itself very hungry someday. Can it be done better, yes, is Farm raised good for you, yes. Do most people know that the majority of "wild" comes from land based hatcheries? I doubt it. Enjoy your next Salmon meal, ask questions, understand what you are buying and trust where you buy your food.

Kevin wrote on 9/16/2014 7:15:38 PM

Farm raised is farm raised end of story !!! They are fed fish by products and die to get the red color , eat wild caught only

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