It’s not just the delicious taste of smoked fish that has kept us passionate here at Wiltshire Smokehouse. We’re also dedicated to making sure people understand the many benefits of bringing smoked fish into their diets. Smoked salmon, smoked trout, smoked mackerel and more – there are several reasons why you should be making way for these nutrient-rich additions to your diet in 2021. Let’s take a look at 5 of them here today.

1. Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Smoked fish, including salmon and mackerel, are both high in Omega 3 fatty acids. These are highly beneficial to our heart health, helping to reduce inflammation, managing heart rhythm and lowering triglycerides in our blood fats. These compounds also work to reduce the build-up of plaque in the blood vessels. Introducing smoked fish into our diet is an easy and effective way to benefit from these polyunsaturated acids.

2. Low-Fat Cooking Process

Smoked fish is cured shortly after it has been harvested. After this, it is smoked in high-temperature and controlled environments to give it a unique taste and succulent flavour. Because of the lack of additional fats or oils used to prepare these meats, it offers a low-fat cooking process that can help you lose or maintain a healthy weight.

3. Longer Lifespan

Curing meat draws out the moisture in a product. By dehydrating it, the raw meat becomes a less favourable environment for the growth of moulds or bacteria. Cured meat, therefore, lasts much longer than fresh. For example, fresh salmon should be refrigerated and used within 2 days. Smoked salmon, in contrast, can be stored for up to 2 weeks if unopened and 1 week if opened.

4. Easy to Eat

It’s easy to take smoked fish out for a picnic or use it to whip up a quick meal. Once the raw meat has been cured and smoked, it is ready to eat and does not have to be cooked in advance. It also has a rich and distinguishable flavour that allows for more simplified meals and dishes.

Our range of smoked fish is and has always been, some of the most popular items we produce here at Wiltshire Smokehouse. And, the hoard of benefits that follow by introducing it into your diet is just one such reason it may be time to expand your taste pallet. If you would like more information or want to browse the products that we offer.