Chinook Salmon

Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

Also Known As

King salmon, Spring salmon, Tyee, Winter, Quinnat, Blackmouth

U.S. wild-caught Chinook salmon is a smart seafood choice because they are sustainably managed with careful consideration given to impacts on endangered and threatened species.



Fresh mainly in the summer and early fall, though the timing varies by area and fishery. Frozen year-round.


U.S. wild-caught from Alaska to California.


Chinook salmon has a pronounced buttery, rich taste. They are the most highly prized salmon in the culinary world.  White Chinook taste the same as the darker variety.


Oily, flaky, and meaty.


The meat is almost always red, never pink, except for the rare white-meat variety.

Health Benefits

Chinook salmon is low in sodium and is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, niacin, vitamin B12, and selenium.

Health & Nutrition

Nutrition facts

Serving weight 100 g (raw)
Amount per serving
Calories 179
Protein 19.93 g
Fat, total 10.43 g
Saturated fatty acids, total 3.1 g
Carbohydrate 0 g
Sugars, total 0 g
Fiber, total dietary 0 g
Cholesterol 50 mg
Selenium 36.5 mcg
Sodium 47 mg

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