Tuna that is...particularly the white tuna canned in water! It is a great source of protein containing 22 grams in a 3 ounce serving for only ~100 calories. It also boasts omega-3's, DHA & EPA, which are well known essential fatty acids that play an important role in brain function and normal growth and developement. Worried about mercury contamination in canned tuna? Don't be. Government testing has shown that canned ALBACORE (white tuna) and fresh/frozen tuna steaks have higher levels of mercury than canned tuna.
How much is recommended? The American Heart Association recommends eating fish at least 2 times a week so why not include this delicious and versatile food in your meal plan? Canned tuna is great for travel or when you are on-the-go and even come convienantly packaged in pouches or cans with pull tabs for easy opening. Tuna salad is not the only thing that can be made with canned tuna so be creative!
To get recipes and meal ideas visit the StarKist website.