top of page

Rainbow Trout

Steelhead Springs Website Fish Picture

Our typical serving size of cooked Rainbow Trout, which is about 3 ounces (85 grams), generally contains the following nutritional values:


  • Calories: Approximately 140-160

  • Protein: About 20-22 grams

  • Fat: Around 6-7 grams, including omega-3 fatty acids

  • Cholesterol: Approximately 50-60 mg

  • Sodium: Roughly 30-40 mg

  • Potassium: Around 300-400 mg

  • Vitamin D and B vitamins

These values can vary slightly based on cooking methods and specific trout varieties. Rainbow Trout is known for being a lean source of protein and rich in omega-3 fatty acids, beneficial for heart health.

Steelheads and Omega-3

Eating fresh Rainbow Trout offers several health benefits, making it a nutritious choice for your diet:

  1. Rich in Nutrients: Rainbow trout is a great source of essential minerals like phosphorus, selenium, and potassium. It also provides a range of other nutrients essential for health​​.

  2. High in Vitamins: A serving of rainbow trout offers significant amounts of important vitamins, including Vitamin B-12, Vitamin D, Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin E. These vitamins play crucial roles in energy production, maintaining healthy skin, and supporting nervous system functions​​.

  3. Excellent Protein Source: As an excellent alternative source of protein, rainbow trout is a great option for those looking to diversify their protein intake beyond traditional meats like chicken, beef, and pork​​.

  4. Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Rainbow trout is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are known for their benefits in brain health, memory enhancement, reducing inflammation, lowering the risk of heart diseases​​, and much more!

  5. Heart Health: Regular consumption of rainbow trout can help maintain a healthy heart and reduce the risk of heart disease. The American Heart Association recommends eating fish like rainbow trout twice a week as part of a heart-healthy diet​​.

These benefits highlight why incorporating fresh rainbow trout into your diet can be a healthy and nutritious choice.

ALS + Omega-3

Dr. Joseph Mercola @mercola


"Omega-3’s probably could have saved Lou Gehrig…"

A lack of Omega-3 fats may have been involved in Lou Gehrig’s death from the disease, as research shows these healthy fats offer protection for ALS patients. Higher levels of Omega-3 fats, particularly from fish, fresh cold water steelhead is the best and cleanest Omega-3 source. Omega-3 fat alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), were linked to slowed decline and reduced risk of death in ALA patients (see image above). The balance of Omega-3s you consume is key; since processed foods are loaded with omega-6 fats, it radically skews the Omega-3 to Omega-6 ratio and inhibits your body’s innate ability to synthesize beneficial EPA and DHA.

It was 1939 when Gehrig bid farewell to baseball, as his ALS symptoms left his body unable to perform; history shows that our lopsided consumption of ALAs began in the early 1900s, when people were discouraged from eating natural animal fats, leading to increased intake of vegetable oils. There are likely a number of contributing factors to ALS, but it’s proven that low Omega-3 fats were among those that contributed to Gehrig’s case.

Rainbow Trout Fillet

Omega-3 fatty acids, particularly those found in fish (Rainbow Trout) oils, have been studied for their potential effects on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), a neurodegenerative disease. The correlation between Omega-3 and ALS centers on the hypothesis that Omega-3 fatty acids might have neuroprotective properties. Here's how they are thought to be connected:

  1. Neuroprotection: Omega-3 fatty acids are believed to have neuroprotective effects due to their anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties. These properties may help reduce the cellular stress and inflammation that are part of ALS pathology.

  2. Disease Progression: Studies suggest that a higher intake of Omega-3 fatty acids could potentially slow down the progression of ALS. The evidence is not conclusive, more research is needed to establish a definitive answer that Omega-3 fatty acids are a cure for ALS. Preliminary clinical studies show favorable result.

  3. Cellular Health: Omega-3 fatty acids are crucial for maintaining the health of cell membranes, including those in the nervous system. This can be significant in diseases like ALS, where nerve cells are progressively damaged.

  4. Clinical Trials and Research: There have been various clinical trials and research studies exploring the impact of Omega-3 supplementation on ALS patients. Steelhead Springs Fish Farm has contributed specimen for clinical trial research. While studies have shown promising results, the overall consensus in the scientific community is that further research and clinical trials are needed to determine the efficacy of Omega-3s in ALS treatment and/or prevention.

In summary, if you have access to clean certified farm raised Rainbow Trout, it would be in your best interest to begin a much stricter diet for you and your family. Omega-3 fatty acids have more beneficial effects when consumed by eating a Rainbow Trout instead of swallowing a pill. The anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties of Omega-3s are undeniable!

Our SSFF Bloodline
Lakota showing me our new Bloodline
Fish being picked for the ceremonial event
Spokane Reservation entrance sign
A great privilage watching the elders performing a memorial ceremony, Steelhead Spring

Embark on a captivating journey with Steelhead Springs, where a remarkable friendship has unlocked a treasure trove of aquacultural wealth.


Graciously extended by a Native American Tribe, we've been gifted a historic lineage of Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), a true gold mine in the realm of aquaculture. This exceptional pedigree, tracing back to the late 1700s, is a testament to the unparalleled quality and purity of our fish. The secret to our extraordinary stock lies in the meticulous breeding of elite bloodlines, a practice that has yielded a lineage of unparalleled genetic clarity.

Steelhead Springs is proud to announce a monumental breakthrough, echoing the spirit of innovation and progress. In the world of commercial aquaculture, establishing a distinguished pedigree is essential, a challenge we've triumphantly met. Our journey to achieve USDA Choice classification required surpassing the top 15 percentile in gene clarity, while our quest for Sushi grade certification demanded entry into the elite top 5 percentile. This rigorous journey was not without its trials, but our persistent efforts paid off when the Spokane Tribe, guardians of a historic Rainbow Trout bloodline dating back over 300 years, offered their invaluable support.

The year 1881 saw President Rutherford B. Hayes establish the Spokane Indian Reservation, a land rich in aquacultural heritage. The Spokane Tribe, with their profound connection to local rivers and tributaries, has expertly managed this precious bloodline, employing selective breeding and delicate spawning techniques. In collaboration with the EPA and FDA, they conducted an extensive genetic analysis of our broodstock, affirming the native purity of our fish at an astounding 97.492% and confirming its 99.819% Oncorhynchus mykiss lineage.

As we embrace this extraordinary legacy, we extend our deepest gratitude to the Spokane Tribe. Their enduring commitment to sustainable fish stock management and their generosity in sharing their heritage with us, a non-native American entity, is both humbling and inspiring. Together, we are poised to continue a legacy of excellence, bringing to the table fish of unmatched quality and historical significance.

bottom of page