No, this is not true. In fact, smoked salmon, which is prepared from a salmon fillet that has been salted and dehydrated in the course of smoking, is a carbohydrate-free (or almost free) food. Moreover, we should note that smoked salmon is rich in Omega-3 that has a protective role enhancing cardiovascular health and that helps maintain vision and cognitive functions. Furthermore, salmon provides proteins of excellent nutritional quality, it contains many vitamins, it is best known for its richness in B vitamins (B6 and B12 basically), and it has a high content of vitamin A. Also, salmon is a good source of vitamin D. In addition, we must pay attention to its salt content which is much higher than that of fresh salmon.
Finally, if you plan to decorate your New Year’s table with a smoked salmon dish, do not buy salmon that’s in a package showing internal droplets as this is a sign of poor preservation. Also, the pre-packaged salmon must always be available on refrigerated shelves at a temperature ranging from 0 °C to 4 °C maximum.