super fish Super Trout


Basic information

Known for its outstanding nutritional properties, trout is a fish in the salmonids family. It first came to Peru in the mid-20s when fertilized eggs were brought from the United States and thrown into the Tishgo river and Chinchaycocha lake in the province of Junín to stock them for fishing. 

Seasonal availability

All the year

Human health benefits

Super Trout can add countless nutrients to anyone’s diet. The fish is full of omega-3s, which help prevent cardiovascular diseases by lowering high blood pressure and cholesterol. It is also a perfect food for people on a diet because it is low-calorie. For example, 100 grams of this fish contains 90 calories and only 3 grams of fat. Micro-nutrients like vitamins A, B1, B2, and B3, which strengthen the immune system and give the body tougher lines of defense against contagious diseases, are plentiful in this superfood. It also provides minerals like iron, magnesium, potassium, phosphorus and zinc, which help prevent anemia and contribute to healthy bones and teeth.



The meat of this fish, known to the scientific world as Oncorhynchus mykiss, is similar to salmon both in the color of its skin and texture of its fillets, although trout is smaller than salmon. 

Trout are migratory. They hatch at the headwaters of rivers, and once they reach a certain age, they journey downstream where they reach their full size.

This food is most commonly found gracing the tables of the country’s central ranges, where various fish farms or hatcheries are operated. But because of its many health benefits, trade in this fish has expanded throughout Peru and the rest of the world. In recent years, Peruvian trout has been exported to 11 countries. The United States is the largest market for the product. 

Different species include the common or river trout, lake trout, and sea trout (very similar to salmon), as well as the rainbow trout, which abounds in the many rivers and lakes of our country’s Andean highlands.

Because it is low in sodium, it is ideal for people with high blood pressure. It is also high in protein, which helps build stronger muscles more quickly.

This Peruvian superfood contributes to brain development and prevents heart diseases and mental illness because it is high in omega-3 fatty acids.

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