Why king salmon is so much expensive?

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According to WebMD, salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, low in saturated fat, and abundant in protein. It certainly doesn't hurt that it tastes wonderful.

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There are different kinds of salmon that Americans can buy. Atlantic,  chum, pink, Coho, sockeye, steelhead, and king or Chinook salmon are raised in farms.

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While you can make a meal out of canned pink salmon for a couple of dollars, the price of king salmon might leave you gasping for air.

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Quality Seafood Delivery says that a pound of king salmon costs a crazy $30 to $70. This means that king salmon costs twice as much as other salmon.

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If you do the arithmetic, you can see that a whole fish would cost a pretty penny, given that some individuals of this species may weigh more than 100 pounds.

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Food & Wine says its scarcity drives up its price. In 2019, Americans caught just 9.9 million pounds of king salmon but 290 million pounds of sockeye.

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According to The Atlantic, its high fat level gives it a luscious texture. Large, meaty filets make king the most desired fish.

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Ivory king salmon is rarer. According to Savory Alaska, ivory king salmon have a recessive gene that prevents their flesh from turning pink, crimson, or orange.

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On the outside, the fish appears to be a typical king. Fishermen don't know what they've caught until the fish is processed.

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