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What To Look For When Buying Tuna

Canned Tuna

I'm all about meeting my protein goals, and tuna can be an excellent source, but here are a few things you want to watch out for!

Canned tuna can be a convenient source of lean protein but there are a few things you want to watch out for when buying it.  Here are the two main things I look for.


Remember the smaller the fish the less mercury it will have so I recommend:

❌ Staying away from albacore and yellowfin variations.

✅ Go for skipjack, tongol or light tuna instead.

✅ Or it should say tested for mercury if is another variation of tuna.

If you aren’t stuck to tuna, sardines, anchovies, and mackerel are SUPER nutritious and packed with omega-3, calcium, zinc, and iron.


✅ Look for words like sustainably caught, sustainably sourced, or have the MSC stamp on it.  Ideally, you want your tuna to be pole-caught or line-caught, which we definitely prefer over net fishing.

❌ Don’t be fooled by the words “Wild caught”.  This does not mean it is sustainably caught… These are big brands trying to confuse you!

My Favorite brand is Wild Planet, and surprisingly the Redmart brand

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