Tassal launches smoked salmon bacon slices as a healthy breakfast rival to pork-based options

Published on
June 11, 2020

Tassal Smoked Salmon Bacon Slices have been introduced into Coles Supermarkets across Australia, offering a healthy alternative to one of the country’s leading breakfast treats, according to a recent report in the Daily Mail.

Developed by Hobart, Tasmania, Australia-based aquaculture company Tassal, the product features Tasmanian-grown Atlantic salmon that, when cooked for two minutes on each side, can achieve a similar crispiness to pork-based bacon, the report said. Tassal said the product pairs well with traditional breakfast staples in Australia, including a morning burger, egg on toast, and waffles.

The salmon bacon contains half the saturated fat of most bacon products, the Daily Mail reported, and serves as a rich protein source of omega-3 fatty acids.

“The benefit of having a new, nutritious protein like salmon bacon in your diet is that it offers a convenient, protein-rich alternative to regular meat products,” nutritionist Susie Burrell told the Daily Mail. “Plus, you get the benefit of achieving your entire daily recommended intake of long chain omega-3 fats, which are only found in a few select foods."

Consumers have already begun sharing their impression of Tassal’s salmon bacon – which retails for AUD 9.50 (USD 6.56, EUR 5.77) – online, the news outlet noted.

“Purchased some today and whipped it up for a light lunch on toast with feta - thoroughly impressed,” one Facebook post read, as reported by the Daily Mail.

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