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Curious about Wild Alaska Pollock? Read below for common questions and answers about the most-consumed fish in the U.S.
A cousin to cod, Wild Alaska Pollock is one of the most-consumed fish in the U.S. It is a mild-flavored white fish with a soft, delicate and flaky texture when cooked. Also known as the Walleye Pollock, it differs from the larger, oilier Atlantic pollock, which is actually a different species.
Yes, Wild Alaska Pollock is one of the healthiest and safest fishes you can consume. It is rated low for levels of mercury and other environmental contaminants, making its consumption safe for people of all ages and pregnant women. It is low-calorie, and a great source of—one 4 oz serving is only 89 calories and provides 19g of protein and 70mg of Omega-3.
Yes, because Wild Alaska Pollock is rated low for levels of mercury, it is a safe and healthy choice for pregnant women. The FDA lists Wild Alaska Pollock as one of the best fish choices for pregnant women, with recommended consumption of 2-3 servings each week.
Yes, all U.S.-caught Wild Alaska Pollock is sustainably managed and harvested under strict U.S. regulations. We require any product passing under Trident ownership to comply with fisheries and trade regulations that discourage illegal harvest conduct or fraudulent supply chain activity. We’re committed to helping maintain safe and sustainable fisheries and seafood across all of our products.
All of our Wild Alaska Pollock is caught by mid-level trawlers off the shores of Alaska in the northern Pacific Ocean. Our fleet of state-of-the art fishing vessels ensures that every fish is caught, prepared, and frozen right onboard, within minutes of capture.
When fully cooked, Wild Alaska Pollock has a mild flavor and soft texture. Its taste and texture are similar to cod, but more delicate—perfect for pairing with light sauces and your favorite herbs and spices.
Wild Alaska Pollock is a very versatile fish! Depending on the product you purchased, there’s a variety of ways you can enjoy it. If you’re preparing Wild Alaska Pollock Fillets, we recommend cooking from frozen with your preferred method such as pan-fry, conventional oven, grill or barbeque. The following are general cooking recommendations for Wild Alaska Pollock Fillets (individual products may reflect cooking variations):
For best results, add your favorite seasoning or sauce before baking your fillets in the oven or after flipping when pan-frying or grilling. To check if your fish is fully cooked, use a cooking thermometer—internal temperature should be at least 165°F.
Only Genuine Wild Alaska Pollock products are quickly processed and frozen within hours of the catch, either aboard the vessel or in nearby land-based facilities. Other non-Alaska Pollock products are typically frozen once at sea, then thawed and processed later and frozen a second time, which creates water loss and can negatively affect the taste and texture of the finished product. Learn more about what defines Genuine Wild Alaska Pollock.
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We use only 8 simple, all-natural ingredients starting with the finest Wild Alaska Pollock that’s caught and processed within hours of harvest. We filet and puree the Wild Alaska Pollock, then add sea salt and a touch of sugar to lock in the just-caught freshness of the sea. Because we use tapioca and potato starch, our noodles are gluten-free.
Although our Protein Noodles begin with Wild Alaska Pollock, they are completely flavor-neutral. To bring you this flavor-neutral noodle with a pleasing texture and firm bite we use a proprietary process.
Here’s how it works:
The noodles are made using Wild Alaska Pollock, which has a mild, delicate taste. Although they are made from fish, there is nothing fishy about these noodles. They are flavor neutral and work well with a variety of sauces/seasonings.
The shelf-life is 120 days from production. The Protein Noodles should be consumed by The Use By date stamped on the package.
Because it will likely cause overall quality changes, we do not recommend freezing the Protein Noodles.
Protein Noodles are fully cooked. Simply thaw, prepare and serve. Because they are already cooked, the noodles only need to be heated for a few minutes when adding to hot dishes such as stir-fries, soups and casseroles. Over-heating such as boiling and long simmering can negatively affect the texture and flavor of the noodles.
Skillet: Heat Protein Noodles and 1 tsp of water in a skillet over medium/medium-high heat for 2 minutes or until heated all the way through.
Boil: Place thawed Protein Noodles in boiling water for approximately 45 seconds to heat thoroughly. Drain and Prepare with your favorite sauce.
Microwave: Place Protein Noodles in a microwave safe bowl. Cover. Heat on high for 1 minute. Allow to sit covered for 1 minute.
Thaw: Thaw first then empty Protein Noodles into a bowl. There’s no need to rinse the noodles before adding them to your favorite recipes.
Need some inspiration? Browse our Protein Noodle recipes.
Yes, Protein Noodles are gluten-free.
Our Protein Noodles are made with 8 all-natural ingredients. They are also high in protein, low-carb, low-calorie, non-GMO, and gluten-free. Each 3 oz serving contains 10 g protein, 70 calories, 7 carbs, 0 g fat, and 70 mg Omega-3.
Protein Noodles are a great alternative to traditional noodles and grain-based pastas, especially for people on paleo or keto diets and/or participating in the Weight Watchers program (one serving of Protein Noodles is only 1 WW point).
Yes, all ingredients in Protein Noodles are safe to consume while pregnant. In fact, Protein Noodles are made with Wild Alaska Pollock—a low-mercury fish recommended for pregnant women by the FDA.
Yes, Protein Noodles are made using Wild Alaskan Pollock—the most sustainable and abundant species on the planet. All U.S.-caught Wild Alaskan Pollock are responsibly harvested under strict government regulations.
Yes! Wild Alaska Pollock have both fins and scales.
The great news is that, because Alaska is thousands of miles away from large sources of pollution, these distances, combined with the Earth’s patterns of circulation of water and air, help to ensure that Alaska’s waters are among the cleanest in the world. Alaska’s seafood is rated LOW in concerns regarding contamination by pesticides, petroleum derivatives, PCBs, metals, and bacteria.
Wild Alaska Pollock is caught in the wild. And in many cases, it is processed right on board our ships.
Read below for answers to some of our most popular FAQs.
Trident Seafoods uses two types of expiration dates on its products: Best By and Use By.
With the exception of tilapia items, all our retail products are made using wild-caught seafood.
What you are likely seeing are naturally occurring crystals called magnesium ammonium phosphate. If consumed, the crystals are completely safe; they are easily digested and absorbed by the body as simply as the mineral matter of any food. While the occurrence is moderately common in canned seafood, it is relatively rare that crystals of a large enough size to be noticed are formed.
FDA requires that foods containing MSG (monosodium glutamate) list it in the ingredient panel on the packaging as monosodium glutamate. While we do not add MSG to our retail products, some items such as yeast extract and soy extract may contain naturally occurring monosodium glutamate. Because we are aware that these ingredients are of interest to some consumers, we clearly list them in the ingredient statement when they are included.
We are aware of the concerns to some consumers surrounding the use of Bisphenol A (BPA). We do not use epoxy-based materials (the cause for potential Bisphenol A generation) in any of our packaging.
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