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What's the difference between rainbow trout and salmon

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What's the difference between rainbow trout and salmon

I always spot some grocery store selling rainbow trout and they look almost identical as salmon to me from outside.

I am just wondering what's the different between them? How to identify those differences?

The grocery store I visit sometimes only have labels in Asian characters, which makes hard to differentiate from one to the other.
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Texture of meat cooked is dry for salmon vs trout.
Maybe if you eat it raw with wasabi.
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salmon fillets seem to be thicker, where as trout seems to be much thinner.
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it's a different fish

like asking what is the difference between beef and bison
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Hi,

The OP gets the down votes because he used RFD instead of Google. Like jackrabbitt00, no RFDer is going to type out a through explanation when it's already available on the internet.
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ilovetoyota wrote: I always spot some grocery store selling rainbow trout and they look almost identical as salmon to me from outside.

I am just wondering what's the different between them? How to identify those differences?

The grocery store I visit sometimes only have labels in Asian characters, which makes hard to differentiate from one to the other.
Use Google Translate. Take a photo with your phone and the app will translate it.

Funny how we all have access to all this on our phones but its never used.
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jdmfishingonly wrote: Use Google Translate. Take a photo with your phone and the app will translate it.

Funny how we all have access to all this on our phones but its never used.
Some of us don't have data and (free and actually working) internet access may not be available at said supermarkets
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thriftshopper wrote: Some of us don't have data and (free and actually working) internet access may not be available at said supermarkets
You can pre download language packs and then use it offline.
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death_hawk wrote: You can pre download language packs and then use it offline.
Only works for text/ASCII input? I don't think mine work offline for voice recognition/translation and scanning/translation.
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thriftshopper wrote: Only works for text input?
I just tested it. Turned on airplane mode and used the camera translate.
It worked just fine.
thriftshopper wrote: I don't think mine work offline for voice recognition/translation and scanning/translation.
Tested it again for offline voice/conversation mode. This doesn't work offline.
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thriftshopper wrote: Some of us don't have data and (free and actually working) internet access may not be available at said supermarkets
I used it in when I was travelling in Japan with no data and it worked perfectly fine. So it's called download the language pack when you have access to wifi. It will work offline.
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Fraser River Rat wrote: Hi,

The OP gets the down votes because he used RFD instead of Google. Like jackrabbitt00, no RFDer is going to type out a through explanation when it's already available on the internet.
What a ridiculous comment, many things can be found via google then, why bother having a discussion forum? Just admit some ppl are just grumpy idiots w nothing constructive to add.
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jackrabbit000 wrote: What's with the downvotes? It's a legit question, not everyone knows the difference. Check this out OP:

https://fishingbooker.com/blog/trout-vs-salmon/
where do u see the downvotes? all i see is a thumbs up button in every box, theres no thumbs down, not sure how people give downvotes or how to check, and why it matters? just ignore them
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Hay guys whats the difference between donkey and zebra they look almost identical as horse to me from outside.
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I always thought that the rainbow trout you see in the supermarkets is a freshwater fish vs salmon which is mainly a saltwater fish.
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i love both trout and salmon. both very tasty but ya i would prefer salmon cus im used to eating it for much of my life.
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I have no real preference. I like both trout and salmon for taste.
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ziaa wrote: salmon fillets seem to be thicker, where as trout seems to be much thinner.
Isn't that determined by the size of the fish? LOL
I have caught a 8kg rainbow trout, made big fillets :)

It is difficult to tell by taste alone. Texture is slightly different (especially if either is farmed or wild) but again, unless you are a regular salmon or trout eater, you would be hard pressed to tell the difference.
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