Canned Tuna Nutrition

   
 
 
 Canned tuna is a good source of essential nutrients,

such as omega-3 fatty acids,high quality protein, selenium and Vitamin D.

Most tuna species have approximately 1 to a maximum of 5 grams

of fat per 100 gram (3.5 ounce) portion and less than 50
 
milligrams of cholesterol and sodium. Tuna also provides an

important dietary source of the long-chain omega-3 fatty acids

needed for good heart health, brain function and normal growth

and development. Albacore and bluefin tuna have the highest
 
levels of omega-3 fatty acids followed by skipjack and yellowfin.

The canning process creates a convenient,

nutritious product with a long shelf-life that is a good source of
 
protein and other nutrients such as omega-3 fatty acids.

The nutritional composition of canned tuna products

is influenced by the liquid (oil or water) that it is packed in
 
and whether or not other ingredients such as salt are added.

Nutritional labels provide a basis to compare these products.
 
 
 
 
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