Is canned salmon high in fluoride? Yes, at least relative to other foods. You
have two things going for you.
In general seafood is higher than terrestrial food, because the oceans are
The second cool thing about canned salmon is that its bones are softened so
you can eat them. (One of the few sources of bones we modern humans get.) The bones have the most fluoride and other good
minerals like calcium. (Another experiment is to taste the bones – just try a small piece – to me they seem tasteless,
certainly nothing bad. No texture, either. Also try a piece of the skin. The skin is a highly concentrated source of some
of the other goodies – omega 3’s and all that.)
On one of my other sites I say that 6 oz of canned salmon is the bioequivalent
of .5 mg F (see “Osteo” link below). The serving in the picture is probably more like 3 oz, so would provide a
respectable .25 mg F. (For comparisons, that is the daily dose for babies; also about what is in a tall glass of fluoridated
I don’t have any data on the calcium, fish oils, etc. Also no recipes
for the killer casseroles I have tasted that were made with canned salmon.
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