People who are trying to eat more raw foods and who are interested in getting more natural nutrition should certainly consider adding organically grown betaine almentum(also known as the purple betote). Here’s a simple how-to.
The betaine almentum is a product of betAlcyone, a cyanogenic algae (a plant). This particular alfalfa is the source of several products including:vitamin A, vitamin B, and vitamin C, plus the lipid, the omega-3 fatty acid. These substances are extremely useful for providing the human body with a source of Vitamin A.
These alfalfa preparations are also useful in protecting yourselves from selenium, another nutrient that the human body requires. Studies have shown that the selenium they provide helps to decrease the risk of heart disease.
Still not convinced? How about this: In the United States, soya is fed to farm raised salmon in mercuryoxin and omega-3 quantities, in contrast to wild salmon which receive alfalfa feeding. Wild salmon grown forfarming are high in omega-3 fatty acids, but low in mercury. Obviously the content of the omega-3 is much higher than the other fish in their natural environment, which is why wild salmon are largely marketed as wild caught (often coming from Alaska or other parts of the planet). The same thing applies to their fatty acids: as they grow and mature they contain more Omega-3s than farm-raised salmon.
Besides being higher in Omega-3s, diabetics also benefit from consuming salmon. research has shown that the omega-3 fats found in salmon can lower cholesterol, which is both a necessary and healthy fat that serves to strengthen the immune system and let our organs protect us from cardiovascular disease. The omega-3s in salmon can also stabilize blood sugar levels, so depending on other dietary factors alongside it can be a naturalizer for diabetics. Still other benefits of salmon can be joint pain (as recommended by Dr. Moor’s book) and also helps with peristalsis.
And the omega-3s contained in salmon are also linked to preventing diseases such as heart disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s.
As most of the salmon marketed in the United States comes from farm raised, it is often – but not always – labeled as wild salmon. Fish that come from the wild contain higher concentrations of contaminants such as pits, Mercury, PCBs, and heavy metals. Although Wild salmon may not be farmed out of actual ocean water, it is still not farmed out of the wild. And although some farm-raised salmon are raised in fish farms, wild ocean caught salmon is usually wild caught and has therefore fewer contaminants.
Farmed salmon is usually a farmed winter fish, and often marketed as opposed to wild ocean caught salmon. Having been pushed as a high nutrient fish, farmed salmon is often marketed as a more desirable alternative to wild ocean caught salmon. On the other hand, many people who enjoy wild ocean caught salmon value it for its naturally low nutrient value.
Of the many varieties of farmed salmon, the most popular is Pink salmon. This is commonly marketed as farm raised due to its planar shape and lumpy shape making it look more like the wild ocean caught variety. Farmed pink salmon is often raised inogenious ponds where they live as a farming industry and are then transported to the marketplace.
The farmed pink salmon is a fairly recent development and is not really true wild Pacific pollock. Farmed farmed salmon have been compared to wild Pacific pollock by many in the industry due to its ease of availability. The farmed fish is often marketed as wild Pacific pollock due to its similar size and appearance. The biggest difference with farmed pollock is that they are often filleted due to preserve that versatility.
A quick glance at the nutritional contents of farmed and wild pollock shows why farmed is considered the more sanitary form of the fish. farmed pollock is low in bones with little meat to support them. Farmed pollock must also be kept in diets similar to wild fish in order to keep its meat and other tissues firm. The only drawback of farmed pollock is its size. Its meat is very small and falls apart easily with the slightest bite.
Cooking with farmed pollock is very simple. The best bet is to sauté. There are a variety of recipes using farmed pollock.
You can also cook wild Pacific pollock by baking, broiling, deep frying, or vinegar and seasoning.