Is Your City in the Salmon Top 10?

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National Salmon Day is fast approaching, and in honor of the October 8th holiday, Chicken of the Sea took a deep dive (pun intended!) to find the top 10 salmon cities in the U.S.

Is Your City in the Salmon Top 10?

Surprisingly, it turns out that non-coastal cities, known for a more meat-centric lifestyle, may actually prefer salmon more than many coastal towns do. 

What’s a Top Salmon City? 

The "Top Salmon Cities” are markets in the U.S. where local residents eat the most fresh and shelf-stable salmon per capita, and are more likely to try new salmon products, prepare salmon recipes or serve salmon as a meal.

So what are the top 10 cities? Drumroll, please...

  • Seattle
  • Anchorage
  • Chicago
  • Cincinnati
  • Columbus
  • Baltimore
  • Nashville
  • New York City
  • San Diego
  • Washington, D.C.

Chicken of the Sea helped create National Salmon Day in 2015 as a public service to remind Americans of the significant health and wellness advantages of this fish. This year’s National Salmon Day festivities were also prompted by the January 2016 release of Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020, which encourage Americans to choose seafood in place of other protein sources for two meals (or 8 ounces) per week.

Looking for the perfect meal pairing?  Look no further! Salmon and rice not only tastes great together but they can have special rewards for you as well. This year, Chicken of the Sea is partnering with Minute® Rice in September for the “Salmon Loves Rice Sweepstakes,” where participants can enter by simply using the hashtag #NationalSalmonDay on social media, then answering fun salmon trivia questions for a chance to win a 10-day Alaskan cruise. The sweepstakes starts on September 25th.

In addition to the sweepstakes, expect a Twitter party on October 7th, hosted by Andie Mitchell, editor of the blog “Andie Mitchell: Healthy Recipes and Inspiration to Live a Balanced, Feel-Good Life,” and tons of delicious and healthy salmon recipes.

For more salmon inspiration, head over to our National Salmon Day headquarters!

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