Would you eat gray salmon?

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If your answer is “no, of course I would not eat gray salmon” – then I have bad news for you.  The fanned color wheel above is not paint chips from Sherwin-Williams.  It represents salmon dye colors.  If you’ve ever eaten farmed salmon (95% of Atlantic salmon is farmed) then you have already eaten gray salmon.  It was just wearing a disguise.  Below is information from Honey Colony.

Your Salmon Is Dyed Pink?

Why on earth would companies spend time and money artificially dying our salmon pink? Because the farmed salmon we eat today would be grey without it.

The Salmon Fan above is basically a color wheel for dyed salmon- Canthaxanthin is a pigment used to color the grey farmed salmon.

Read whole article, reprinted on Honey Colony.  Originally from Cracked.

On 2/11/2013 I added the following – taken from a document published by The food Safety…

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