What happens if you swallow fish scales?
If mistakenly consumed, fish scales are not harmful. It will be eliminated from the body naturally through digestive processes.
Do fish scales have nutritional value?
Fish scales are a nutritional food source, containing layers of keratin and enamel, as well as a dermal portion and a layer of protein-rich mucus. They are a rich source of calcium phosphate.
Are the scales on salmon edible?
The scales are not edible, however, so if a cook plans to eat the skin, he or she should make sure that it is well scaled. While the scales are unlikely to kill a diner, they can cut the mouth or become lodged in the throat, causing extreme discomfort.