Well, we’ve ruled out that salmon is obviously safe to eat but over the years we’ve been wondering about the white thing that oozes out of it as it cooks.

What in the world is it?

Is it safe to eat?


Bad news – you are going to die (eventually, everyone will). Good news – it’s completely safe to eat. According to America’s test kitchen, this white “gunk” is called albumin. And it’s protein, not fat. So, more good news.

Even if you try a gazillion ways to cook your salmon to get rid of this weird white stuff, guess what, you’re always gonna be stuck with eat. So eat away for the protein!