National Seafood Month. Live smarter and healthier with Alaska Gold Seafood.

October is National Seafood Month, and we’d like to highlight our Alaska Gold Sablefish and our  Alaska Gold Keta Salmon, the healthy qualities of Alaska seafood, and the importance of family meals.

Our Alaska Gold Sablefish is rich, buttery and just loaded with omega-3s, the importance of which we’ll highlight in this and several other emails later this month.

Our Alaska Gold Keta Salmon is a family-friendly and affordable way to get wild-caught salmon in our diets. Mild in flavor and affordable for families on a budget, share a meal together with your family with our Alaska Gold Keta Salmon. Here’s a note from a customer about our Alaska Gold Keta Salmon: “I usually prepare the keta salmon in a little coconut oil, about 4 mins/side and serve with some mango salsa. (Mango, lime juice a little onion and cilantro, salt & pepper). Sometimes I serve it on a bed of lettuce. Works for breakfast, lunch or dinner […] This is the recipe my family and I enjoy. We like to taste the salmon and not hide it with too many other flavors.”

 This October with National Seafood Month we’d like to highlight the importance of eating smarter and healthier with seafood. 7 out of 10 deaths in the U.S. are preventable through lifestyle and nutrition changes. One nutritional improvement we can make is including more heart and brain-healthy omega-3s to our diets by eating more seafood.

Seafood and brain health are closely connected, as eating seafood can help reduce anxiety, stress and headaches, and even protect against depression. In addition, eating 8-12 ounces of seafood per week when pregnant can improve future babies’ IQs, cognitive development and eye health. Seafood also supplies children with the nutrients essential for strong bones, brain development and a healthy immune system.

In addition to celebrating our Alaska Gold Sablefish and Alaska Gold Keta Salmon and the brain-healthy omega-3s in Alaska seafood, this National Seafood Month we’d like to celebrate the all-important family meal. We are a family-oriented company with many of our fishermen coming from multiple generations of fishing families who have been part of our cooperative over the 75 years since its formation. Community and family are extremely important to us as an organization. Community and family are also important at mealtimes. Children who grow up having family meals together tend to be healthier and on average consume about 130 fewer daily calories compared to people who eat out more often. Benefits to making a routine of having a family meal together at home include a 12% reduction in being overweight, a 35% reduction in disordered eating, and a 24% increase in likelihood to select healthier foods.

This is a great time to renew a commitment to serving meals that nourish you and your family members’ bodies, brains, and lives. The benefits of seafood for kids, big and small, are really important, too! Seafood, like wild salmon and sablefish, supply the nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and omega-3s essential for strong bones, brain development, and healthy heart and immune system. Studies show that for children eating seafood just twice a week leads to better attention span, better grades, and better sleep. The healthy fats found naturally in seafood, the omega-3s eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), are essential to our health. Here’s a big bonus: Seafood has more vitamin B12 and vitamin D than any other type of food.

In addition, our Alaska Gold Seafood is a super-convenient family meal. The seafood portions we sell via our website can be cooked in 15 minutes or less. In a recent customer survey, over 95% of the respondents said that “Cooking with Alaska Gold Seafood is an easy weeknight meal. Super convenient!”

Enjoy our Alaska Gold Seafood in meals with family and friends and take advantage of savings on our our Alaska Gold Sablefish and our Alaska Gold Keta Salmon. Sales ends October 31st midnight PST.

Stay tuned for more highlights this month!