Chicken of the Sea® Salmon Makes It Easy to Be Heart Healthy
America’s leading shelf-stable salmon provider offers a myriad of convenient, heart-healthy options to Pink Up Your Lunch
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (Feb. 3, 2015) – While most seafood lovers realize the importance of heart health all year long, February is a time when everyone takes notice. And one leading seafood provider is making it easier than ever to be good to your heart during Valentine’s month.
Just as it expands distribution of its pioneering Flavored Salmon Pouches and in time for February’s designation by the American Heart Association as American Heart Month, Chicken of the Sea® reminds seafood lovers of the importance of salmon as a heart-healthy food. Perhaps best known for tuna, Chicken of the Sea is the industry leader in shelf-stable salmon, providing pouches, cups and cans for a multitude of easy, tasty heart-healthy meal options to Pink Up Your Lunch.
Chicken of the Sea has long been a salmon pioneer. Along with introducing the industry’s first Flavored Salmon Pouches late last year, a line that was recently expanded to retailers nationwide, Chicken of the Sea was the first to offer skinless, boneless salmon in 1984 and has since championed the health, convenience, versatility and recipe-development benefits of this heart-healthy meal choice.
“February means more to the heart than simply Valentine’s Day — it’s a time when all Americans should take stock in their diets and lifestyle from a heart health perspective,” said Erin Mrozek, Chicken of the Sea director of marketing.
“One way to do this is by consuming more seafood, such as salmon,” Mrozek said. “Heart-friendly options like Chicken of the Sea’s family of salmon products provide a gateway to a healthier life because they’re convenient, flavorful and encourage culinary exploration and creativity through new usage occasions.”
As a healthy, convenient and tasty alternative to traditional lunches, Chicken of the Sea salmon is the perfect complement to sandwiches, salads and rice bowls. Said Mrozek: “We’re making it easy for seafood-loving Americans’ to make 2015 their most heart-healthy year ever.”
Salmon contains Omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to lower the risk of arrhythmia (irregular heart beat) and atherosclerosis (plaque build-up in the arteries), while also decreasing triglycerides. The American Heart Association recommends eating fish (particularly fatty fish such as salmon) at least twice a week. Additionally, salmon’s Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for a healthy mind, as such acids are necessary for transmitting signals between brain cells.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, cardiovascular disease, including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure, is the No. 1 killer of women and men in the United States.
Salmon is the third-most consumed seafood in the U.S. and has enjoyed a resurgence on restaurant menus and as an alternative heart-healthy, protein source. This growth in wild salmon, fueled by a combination of taste and health benefits, including the importance of Omega-3 fatty acids, has led to untapped consumer demand for pouched and canned salmon relative to tuna and other seafood.
Chicken of the Sea’s family of wild-caught salmon options include:
- Chicken of the Sea® Pink Salmon, Skinless & Boneless: Pink Salmon packed in its natural juices in either a 5-ounce can, a 3-ounce 3-pack or a 5-ounce 4-pack
- Chicken of the Sea® Pink Salmon, Skinless & Boneless Pouch: Pink Salmon in an easy-to-use 2.5-ounce and- 5-ounce flavor fresh pouches, perfect for salad toppers
- Chicken of the Sea® Smoked Salmon Pouch: Flavorful smoked salmon in a 3-ounce pouch — perfect on top of a bagel and more
- Chicken of the Sea® Flavored Salmon Pouches: Easy-to-use, 2.5-ounce salmon pouches come in BBQ, Lemon Pepper and Sweet & Spicy flavors and are ideal for any meal occasion
- Chicken of the Sea® Pink Salmon To-Go Cups: Convenience taken to new levels with a no-drain to-go cup available in 2.8-ounce 2 packs
- Chicken of the Sea® Pink Salmon Traditional Style: Pink Salmon in a 14.75-ounce can perfect for salmon patties or salmon loaves
- Chicken of the Sea® Red Salmon Traditional Style: Red Salmon in a 14.75-ouce can ideal for rich, flavorful salmon patties
Chicken of the Sea is offering a host of new salmon recipes and serving suggestions, including those linked to its recently launched Flavored Salmon Pouches. To access the company’s growing library of recipes, serving and meal-planning suggestions for its salmon and other seafood products, go to www.chickenofthesea.com.
About Chicken of the Sea
Founded in 1914, Chicken of the Sea (COS) is a leading provider of healthy, sustainable and delicious seafood, offering not only a robust product line but the recipes and meal-planning insights needed to inspire seafood lovers to greater culinary creativity and inspiration. The company provides tuna, salmon, clams, crab, oysters, shrimp, mackerel, kipper snacks and sardines in cans, cups and pouches as well as innovative new products consistent with seafood’s growing status as a healthy “new” protein choice in America.
Headquartered in San Diego, COS sustainably sources its seafood products from around the world, and packages them at a state-of-the-art processing facility in Lyons, Ga., as well as at third-party facilities. The company is led by a team of industry veterans with more than 300 years of collective experience in the packaged seafood industry.
For information on Chicken of the Sea, including recipes, serving suggestions and nutritional and meal-planning insights as well as information on the latest new Chicken of the Sea products, go to www.chickenofthesea.com.