What is the white stuff that comes out when you cook salmon?

Chef's answer
albuminBefore you go trashing that salmon, read this. That white slimy stuff is called albumin, and it's actually just a harmless (albeit pretty gross-looking) protein that solidifies as salmon cooks.
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Albumin is a blood protein that measures whether you are eating enough protein. An albumin of 4.0 or higher helps digestion, healing and fights infection. Eggs are the best protein you can eat.
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