Coho Salmon

Oncorhynchus kisutch

Also Known As

Salmon, Silver salmon, Medium red salmon, Hoopid salmon, White salmon

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



Fresh mainly in summer through late fall and frozen year-round. 


U.S. wild-caught mainly from Alaska with smaller amounts from Washington and Oregon.


Smaller coho have a delicate flavor. Fillets from larger fish have a mild taste.


Coho has a high oil content and appears soft when raw, but becomes firm and flaky when cooked.


The flesh is reddish-orange, usually pinker than that of chum salmon, but paler than Chinook or sockeye.

Health Benefits

Coho 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 146
Protein 21.62 g
Fat, total 5.93 g
Saturated fatty acids, total 1.260 g
Carbohydrate 0 g
Sugars, total 0 g
Fiber, total dietary 0 g
Cholesterol 45 mg
Selenium 36.5 mcg
Sodium 46 mg

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