Chum Salmon

Oncorhynchus keta

Also Known As

Salmon, Chum, Keta, Dog salmon, Calico salmon, Chub

U.S. wild-caught chum salmon is a smart seafood choice because it is sustainably managed and responsibly harvested under U.S. regulations.



Fresh from late summer to spring and frozen and canned year-round. 


U.S. wild-caught from Alaska and Washington and occasionally Oregon.


Chum salmon has a lower oil content than other wild salmon, so it has a relatively mild flavor.


Firm and meaty.


Raw chum is orange, pink, or red and is paler than sockeye, coho, and Chinook salmon.

Health Benefits

Chum salmon is low in sodium and 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 120
Protein 20.14 g
Fat, total 3.77 g
Saturated fatty acids, total 0.84 g
Carbohydrate 0 g
Sugars, total 0 g
Fiber, total dietary 0 g
Cholesterol 74 mg
Selenium 36.5 mcg
Sodium 50 mg

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