Fish is an outstanding source of high-quality protein, and certain varieties are high in antioxidants and healthy omega-3 fatty acids such as DHA and EPA, but some types can be sources of toxins and dangerously high levels of mercury, too.
This isn't just my assessment… many expert physicians, health organizations and even government agencies have issued similar warnings.
Because certain types of fish deserve a center spot in a healthy diet, I have made it my mission to locate a truly clean source – a source of fish that's low in toxins and major health risks.
Now, I'm pleased to announce that my search has revealed not just one variety of healthy fish – but several.
After extensive research with the help of an independent lab, and of course, test-tasting the fish in a variety of recipes, I can now confidently and enthusiastically recommend a brand of truly wild-caught Alaskan and Pacific Northwest fish to you!
Discover How You Can Benefit From Vital Choice Wild-Caught Fish
Vital Choice Wild Seafood offers many major benefits to you:
- The tastiest and most dependably safe fish I've found yet (their salmon contains 25 times LESS mercury than what's allowed under FDA rules)
- Their Wild Red Salmon is far higher in antioxidants (including astaxanthin) and supplies essential omega-3s with EPA and DHA
- Excellent sources of high-quality protein
- Free of antibiotics, pesticides, synthetic coloring agents, growth hormones and GMOs
And now, to make it easier than ever for you to enjoy wild-caught fish as a regular part of your diet, you can now order it directly from Mercola.com and we will ship it to you at no extra charge!* (*Continental U.S. only; Alaska and Hawaii delivery extra).
Harvested With Conscience From the Purest Waters on Earth
What makes Vital Choice fish so superior?
Simply, they capture the fresh-caught quality of fine, sustainably harvested Alaskan salmon and other Alaskan and northwest Pacific fish by cleaning and flash-freezing within hours of harvest.
Finding high-quality salmon can be difficult. Just because the label reads “wild,” you can’t always be sure...
Investigations by The New York Times and a leading product-testing consumer magazine revealed that much of the salmon sold as “wild” is actually farmed fish.
Vital Choice accepts and offers for sale only the very best, truly wild seafood. In fact, less than 1% of wild Alaskan salmon meets their strict standards.
After over 50 years of combined fishing experience, their founder and executive staff know where to get the best, most carefully handled wild salmon and seafood, at the best price possible.
The native Alaskan fisheries supplying their fish are certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council (identified by the blue MSC logo) or the State of Alaska, so you’re assured of not only the best fish, you’re supporting a healthy, sustainable environment, too.
The Signature Fillet – Get It Whole or in Convenient Portions
There’s nothing like a whole wild sockeye fillet to dazzle your guests or to grill up for a fast night’s dinner.
Each species of wild salmon has its own characteristic flavor and texture, but Alaskan wild sockeye is widely considered the most popular for its deep, rich “true salmon taste.”
What makes Vital Choice’s sockeye so special?
Through decades of fostering relationships with local Alaskan fisherman, they’ve earned rare access to the finest of fish.
Vital Choice’s sockeye comes from smaller harvest regions that host fewer boats and feature faster processing. That means fresher fish and fresh-caught quality for you, as the sockeye is flash-frozen within hours of harvest.
Sockeye salmon contains abundant omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and EPA) and vitamin D. Each 6-ounce serving provides 4 to 8 times more omega-3 DHA and EPA than the minimum daily intake recommended by health experts.
And don’t forget sockeye’s natural vibrant red hue – that’s from astaxanthin, an important carotene antioxidant!
With an average size of 24 ounces, Sockeye fillets are the perfect choice for backyard barbecues or the centerpiece for dinner feasts. These skin-on fillets thaw and cook quickly, and one will feed a smaller family.
Prefer individual portions that you can keep frozen until you’re ready to use them?
The same top-grade wild Alaskan Sockeye is available in individually flash-frozen 6-ounce portions for your convenience.
Choose skinless, boneless portions or skin-on, boneless portions with fatty under-layer still intact for even more delicious salmon flavor.
Fillets and portions are delivered to your door frozen, so you can thaw and cook whenever you please. Sealed packages may be immersed in cool water for 20 minutes to thaw. Once thawed, remove fish from package, rinse under cool water and pat dry before cooking.
Can’t Decide What to Order? Try Our Unique Samplers!
You don’t need to with our handy Sampler Combo packages!
Select from our:
- Wild Salmon Sampler with individual portions of Sockeye, King and Silver Salmon
- Wild Sockeye Sampler with skinless-boneless individual portions of Sockeye
- Alaskan Sockeye and Halibut Sampler with individual portions of both Halibut and Sockeye
- Alaskan White Fish Sampler with individual portions of Halibut, Cod and Sablefish
- Alaskan Smoked Wild Salmon Sampler with an assortment of cold- and hot-smoked Sockeye and King Salmon
Never tried halibut before? Get ready for one of Alaska’s best-kept secrets!
Vital Choice’s Alaskan Halibut comes to you in 6-ounce skinless, boneless portions – ready for your culinary touch. The fine, mild flavor of this light but luscious delicacy is sure to impress even the most discerning tastes.
Fast and Easy – Sockeye Salmon Ready in a Jiffy!
Want a casual and quick way to enjoy Alaskan Sockeye salmon?
Our Deluxe Sockeye Salmon Burgers are a delicious mix of Wild Alaskan Sockeye salmon with just a light touch of organic olive oil, organic apple powder for sweetness, sea salt and organic herbs and spices.
These generously sized 5-ounce burgers come individually vacuum-sealed and are best cooked from frozen. A healthy, fast choice, they’re freezer to table in less than 10 minutes!
If you prefer to stock your salmon on your pantry shelves, Vital Choice’s Canned Wild Red Sockeye Salmon is immediately packaged after harvesting using state-of-the-art techniques that require no freezing, ensuring freshness and a rich taste.
Canned Wild Red Sockeye Salmon makes a superior addition to any recipe calling for tuna, as it is far safer to eat regularly, and contains ten times the calcium and four times the omega-3s present in canned tuna.
The wild Sockeye salmon in our 7.5-ounce cans with EZ-open lids is traditional salmon that includes skin and small, edible bones. Vital Choices's wild canned salmon is the finest quality, most flavorful canned salmon available. Packed with nutrients, including omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D3, and naturally-occurring astaxanthin, this salmon is Certified Sustainable by FAO-based Responsible Fisheries Management (RFM).
Get Ready for TWO Ultimate Treats – King Salmon Candy and Wild Salmon Jerky Strips!
Vital Choice’s story says it best about this deliciously moist, sweet-and-smoky Salmon "Candy"...
“We take some of our premium line-caught King Salmon harvested by hand when fat content peaks, de-bone this incomparably oil-rich fish, brine it in salt and brown sugar, and smoke it to succulent perfection with alder wood.”
King salmon are the perfect species for Salmon Candy because of their naturally high levels of body fat. These huge fish must struggle against strong currents over long distances to spawn, so they devour a rich diet at sea in preparation for their arduous journey upriver.
King Salmon Candy come packed as 2 to 3 de-boned strips per 5-ounce package, and are prepared without nitrites or artificial additives and preservatives.
You’ll find King Salmon Candy included in our Alaskan Wild Smoked Salmon Sampler package.
Equally tasty are our healthy and kid-endorsed Wild Salmon Jerky Strips.
A great alternative to beef jerky, salmon jerky is a flavorful combination of wild sockeye and keta salmon with a touch of mild organic herbs and spices, and a hint of smoky flavor enhanced with a pinch of sea salt and organic sugar.
Gluten, nitrite and preservative free, these tasty strips contain less sodium than other brands. Each 6-ounce package contains 12 half-ounce individually sealed strips and has a one-year shelf life at room temperatures.
Either makes a great choice for a delicious protein snack!
You've Never Tasted Bacon Until You've Tried Wild Salmon Bacon
Love bacon, but don't care for additive-loaded pork or turkey strips? Vital Choice's Wild Alaskan Salmon Bacon might be your perfect choice.
Hand-crafted on the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska, this Salmon Bacon is all natural without MSG, gluten, additives or preservatives.
Sliced into firm, hearty strips, it cooks up crispy without a fishy smell. Infused with wood smoke and maple syrup, Salmon Bacon tastes great with eggs or add it to your favorite BLT.
Packed in a 12-ounce package, Wild Alaskan Salmon Bacon ships to you frozen. A guilt-free nutritional powerhouse, each 2-ounce serving contains 13 grams of protein and 334 milligrams of omega-3 fatty acids.
"How Do I Place My Order?"
A full selection of wild-caught Alaskan and Pacific Northwest fish is now available directly from Mercola.com. You can place your Vital Choice order online or by phone, just like any other Mercola product order.
Please keep these important guidelines in mind when you order:
- Because we are shipping frozen products, we can only ship your order on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays (excluding holidays) to ensure your product arrives on a weekday (so it's still frozen upon arrival). We won't ship a frozen product over the weekend for quality and safety reasons.
- Your order will arrive via USPS or FedEx packed in a recyclable expanded polystyrene foam container with dry ice at no additional cost to you. Because your order stays cool for hours, you don't need to be home when it arrives, but you must freeze it as soon as you get home, within hours!
- We provide FREE Shipping to continental U.S. addresses!
Your expected arrival date depends upon your order date. All orders placed Thursday through Sunday will be shipped on Monday or Tuesday of the following week.
For best results, I recommend thawing your frozen product in your refrigerator if you plan to prepare it in the next one to two days. Otherwise, please store in your freezer until use.
Take Your Pick… Treat Yourself to What I Consider 'The Best of the Best' SAFE Salmon and White Fish Today
Whether you prefer Wild Sockeye filets, Wild Smoked Salmon, Cold Smoked Sockeye Lox, Wild Salmon Jerky Strips, Alaskan Halibut, Canned Wild Red Salmon, or any of the other mouth-watering products I’ve described above, I highly encourage you to try this highly nutritious and safe fish, and to make it a regular part of your diet.
As you know by now, nothing matters more than what you put into your body, and this is truly some of the best food on earth.
Yes, this fish may cost more than what you'll find in conventional grocery stores due to its harvesting methods and clean, toxin-free source.
However, I can assure you that if you could find true wild red salmon (and halibut) like this (and lab-tested to ensure its safety) in a specialty seafood store, these products might be a bargain.
Take your pick… order today… and get ready to feast on some of the finest our seas have to offer.