Norwegian Trout

Trout is sold fresh or deep frozen, in slices, filleted or whole. Filleted trout is cold smoked and hot smoked, sugar-salted and salted. It is ideal for many different types of dish, such as raw in sushi and sashimi, boiled, fried and grilled. It is excellent for wok dishes and casseroles. Cold smoked and hot smoked trout can be eaten in sandwiches or added to salads, pasta and other combinations.

The fish
Trout is a name applied to several varieties of salmon fish. It comes in many different forms and has differing lifestyles depending on – among other things – the environmental conditions under which the fish live. We differentiate between sea trout/freshwater trout, brown trout (brook charr) and rainbow trout.

Freshwater trout and sea trout are also referred to as “normal” trout and belong to the same family as Atlantic salmon. Rainbow trout was brought to Europe from the USA in the late 19th century. Farmed trout is essentially rainbow trout, which is ideal for farming.

Fully grown trout lives on herring and sprats, while young trout live mainly on insects and snails.

Fishing equipment
Trout is fished mainly using nets or fishing rods.

Nutritional value
Farmed trout, like farmed salmon, is a good fish in terms of nutrition. It contains a lot of omega 3 fatty acids and is rich in vitamins A and D. For more nutritional data, see www.nifes.no/sjomatdata.

Norwegain Fjord Trout

Nutrition facts

Nutritional value per 100 g of boneless trout

Energy: 672 kJ or 161 kcal

Nutrients (g): Protein: 18.6

Fat: 9.6 Of which saturated fat: 2.1 Monounsaturated fat: 3.1 Polyunsaturated fat: 3.3 Of which Omega 3 (n-3): 2.4 Omega 6 (n-6): 0.6 Cholesterol: 55 mg

Carbohydrates: 0

Vitamins: Thiamine: 0.08 mg Riboflavin: 0.2 mg Niacin: 11.6 mg B6: 0.7 mg Folate: 26 μg B12: 5 μg A: 30 μg D: 13.6 μg E: 1.9 mg

Minerals: Calcium: 67 mg Phosphorus: 245 mg Iron: 0.4 mg Magnesium: 25 mg Potassium: 420 mg Zinc: 0.4 mg Selenium: 26 μg
May–September. Farmed trout is sold all year round
Freshwater trout up to 80 cm, sea trout up to 100 cm, rainbow trout up to 120 cm
The biggest trout can weigh up to 50 kg

In other words
Freshwater trout/sea trout:
Latin: Salmo trutta
Norwegian: Ørret
French: Truite d’Europe/Truite de mer
German: Forelle/Meerforelle
Rainbow trout:
Latin: Oncorhynchus mykiss
Norwegian: Regnbueørret:
French: Truite arc-en-ciel
German: Regenbogenforelle