Anchorage, Alaska-based Bambino’s Baby Food drew on Native tradition to produce its new Alaska Sockeye Salmon Strips, which are designed to soothe pain from teething while providing high levels of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins like A, B-12, D and E.

“I’m honored to share Alaska Native traditions with families across the U.S. with our wild-caught, omega-rich sustainable Alaskan Sockeye Salmon Strips that promote brain function, soothe gums while teething, and provide a fun, healthy anytime snack,” said Zoi Maroudas, president and founder of Bambino’s Baby Food.

Maroudas, who was born in Greece, added that the fish strips are also inspired by the heart healthy Mediterranean diet.

The strips come in a stand-up, resealable pouch containing six to eight full-length salmon strips. Not only are they nutrient rich, but the long, thin strips fit comfortably in infants’ hands.

According to Bambino’s, the sockeye salmon used to make the strips is caught in Alaska and taken to their facility in Anchorage, where it is sliced and baked.

“The choices we make when transitioning our little ones to solid foods and to which foods is one of the most important decisions we make as parents, for they set the foundation on which a child’s health and speech stands. Here at Bambino’s we pull together the purest ingredients, the best of traditions, and leading medical and nutritional research to create real foods that promote health and wellness,” Maroudas said.

Maroudas founded Bambino’s Baby Food in 2013 with the mission of “creating well-balanced eating habits for developing children and adults with digestive and swallowing challenges.” She chose Alaska as a home base because of the abundance of fresh, wild seafood, and the relative lack of pesticides and herbicides found in Alaskan soil.

Bambino’s Baby Food can be purchased online at their website or at the frozen food aisle of retailers like Safeway, Carrs and Albertsons.

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Brian Hagenbuch is National Fisherman's products editor, a contributing editor to SeafoodSource and a Bristol Bay fisherman. He is based in Seattle.

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