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Why is my salmon light pink?

Asked: isaiah falting, Last Updated:

Wild salmon is naturally pink due to their diet which includes astaxanthin, a reddish-orange compound found in krill and shrimp. Farm-raised salmon, however, eat whatever farmers throw into their pen. ... Farmers can go so far as to determine how pink their salmon will be based on how much astaxanthin give the salmon.

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