Salmon spawn in fresh water, but in many cases, the fish spend most of their lives at sea, returning to the rivers only to reproduce. This lifecycle is described as anadromous. They are predators, feeding on small crustaceans, aquatic insects, and smaller fish.
In the view of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), salmon is useful for curing emaciation, edema and dyspepsia. Salmon is high in unsaturated fatty acid, which can prevent heart disease from reducing blood fat and cholesterol. A material called anthoxanthin in salmon is necessary for brain, eyes and nervous system. Therefore, eating salmon can strengthen brain function, prevent senile dementia and hypopsia. Furthermore, salmon looks pretty so that it’s a good material to make a dish with great look and taste.