"European Style Fish", Steelhead Cold Smoked, KSA-Kosher, Approx. 1Lb/452g

"European Style Fish", Steelhead Cold Smoked, KSA-Kosher, Approx. 1Lb/452g
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"European Style Fish", Steelhead Cold Smoked, KSA-Kosher, Approx. 1Lb/452g


 Perishable product 

Ingredients : Steelhead (Salmon Trout), Salt, Brown Sugar, Natural Wood Smoke

All Natural, Never Frozen



The rainbow trout is a species of salmonid native to tributaries of the Pacific Ocean in Asia and North America. The steelhead is a sea run rainbow trout usually returning to freshwater to spawn after 2 to 3 years at sea. In other words, rainbow trout and steelhead trout are the same species. The fish are often called salmon trout.  The species has been introduced for food to at least 45 countries. 

More recently, DNA studies showed rainbow trout are genetically closer to Pacific salmon.

Rainbow trout are predators with a varied diet, and will eat nearly anything they can grab. Their image as a selective eater is only a legend. 

Steelhead trout populations have declined due to human and natural causes. Steelhead historically occurred around the North Pacific Ocean from northwestern Mexico in North America to eastern Russia in Asia. 

Rainbow trout and steelhead are both highly desired food and sportfish. The IGFA recognizes the world record for Rainbow Trout was caught on Saskatchewan's Lake Diefenbaker by Sean Konrad on September 5 2009. The fish weighed 48 lb 0 oz (21.77 kg).

They are farmed in many countries throughout the world. Since the 1950s commercial production has grown exponentially, particularly in Europe and recently in Chile. Worldwide, in 2007, 604,695 tonnes (595,145 long tons; 666,562 short tons) of farmed salmon trout were harvested with a value of 2.589 billion US dollars. 

Rainbow trout is popular in Western cuisine and is caught wild and farmed. It has tender flesh and a mild flavor. Many shoppers ascertain the source of the fish before buying. Wild rainbow trout that eat scuds (freshwater shrimp), insects such as flies, and crayfish are the most appealing. Dark red/orange meat indicates that it is either an anadromous steelhead or a farmed Rainbow trout given a supplemental diet with a high astaxanthin content. The resulting pink flesh is marketed under monikers like Ruby Red or Carolina Red.

Steelhead meat is pink like that of salmon, and is more flavorful than the light-colored meat of rainbow trout.



Health Benefits

Steelhead trout is the commercial market name often used for rainbow trout. According to the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch,steelhead trout farmed in the United States is one of the healthiest types of seafood that you can eat. It is rich in lean protein, vitamins, minerals and omega-3 fatty acids while containing a low level of contaminants like mercury, pesticides, dioxin and polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs. The American Heart Association recommends eating two 3.5-ounce servings of fish like steelhead trout each week. Choose a low-fat preparation method like roasting, grilling or broiling to get the maximum benefit with the fewest calories.

Vitamin D

A 3-ounce, 85-gram serving of cooked steelhead trout contains 645 International Units of vitamin D. This amount supplies over 100 percent of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin D for healthy adults following a 2,000-calorie diet. Vitamin D aids in the growth, development and maintenance of bones and helps regulate the activity of the immune system. A diet that contains plenty of vitamin D-rich foods like steelhead trout may help decrease your risk of cancer, hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis and heart disease. Vitamin D is fat soluble and must be accompanied by dietary fat to be absorbed by the intestines. Try serving broiled steelhead trout drizzled with olive oil, or top a grilled fillet with a sauce made from avocados.

Vitamin B-12

Each 3-ounce serving of steelhead trout has 3.49 micrograms of vitamin B-12, or 58 percent of the RDA of the vitamin. Also known as cobalamin, vitamin B-12 plays a crucial role in energy metabolism and in the synthesis of red blood cells, DNA and RNA. It supports the function of the immune and nervous systems and, along with other members of the B family of vitamins, helps keep homocysteine levels under control. A high blood concentration of the amino acid homocysteine is linked to an increased risk of heart disease. Adequate vitamin B-12 intake may also lower your risk of certain types of cancer and age-related macular degeneration.


Adult men and women need about 55 micrograms of the mineral selenium daily, and a 3-ounce serving of cooked steelhead troutfulfills approximately 34 percent of this requirement. Selenium acts as an antioxidant, inhibiting the ability of free radical compounds to damage DNA and cellular tissue. It promotes immune system health and plays an important role in the function of endocrine glands like the thyroid. If your diet lacks adequate selenium, you may be more likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, frequent infections or heart disease. Eating foods with a high concentration of selenium is especially important if you take birth control pills, smoke or drink alcohol, since these activities can decrease your selenium level.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

A 100-gram portion of steelhead trout contains 0.6 grams of total omega-3 fatty acids. Of this amount, 0.1 grams are provided by eicosapentaenoic acid, or EPA, and 0.4 grams come from docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA. According to the American Heart Association, a high dietary intake of omega-3 fatty acids, particularly EPA and DHA, may significantly decrease your risk of heart disease by lowering your triglyceride levels, blood pressure and the amount of plaque buildup in your arteries. Steelhead trout is not as high in omega-3 fatty acid content as fish like mackerel or tuna, but it is less likely to contain contaminants. Per serving, steelhead trout is comparable in omega-3 fatty acid content to halibut, pollock and smelt.




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