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Skipjack Tuna, Salt.
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Why You’ll Love Safe Catch Elite Wild Skipjack Tuna
As long as commercial canning has existed, canned tuna has been a staple of cuisine across the world, used for tuna casserole, tuna salad, nicoise salad, or just about anything else that can benefit from a healthy source of protein.
Unfortunately, today, mercury poisoning has become a very real concern when it comes to large game such as tuna. As mercury levels in the oceans increase due to industrial runoff, smaller prey fish absorb the mercury and it accumulates in larger species that consume the prey. As such, mercury levels now tend to run dangerously high in tuna, swordfish, and tilefish, which often discourages people from consuming these delicious, otherwise healthy filets.
In 2013, the founders of Safe Catch decided to do something about the problem by combining innovative technology and a commitment to quality.
Every fish that goes into each 5 oz. can of Safe Catch Elite Wild Skipjack Tuna is individually tested for mercury levels using this proprietary technology. Only fish with numbers ten times less than the FDA mercury action limit make it into the can, and eventually your meals. That ensures this product is safe for pregnant women and children, too.
Safe Catch Elite Wild Skipjack Tuna is a cut above other canned tuna in terms of quality, too. The stock is wild caught by fishermen who use only sustainable practices, and are hand-cut and packed into cans without any additives—no water, no oil, no preservatives. The tuna is then cooked gently in the can to preserve flavor, texture, and important nutrients.
Dangers of mercury
Mercury is a heavy metal that can form both organic and inorganic compounds that can cause toxic reactions in humans when exposed to it. Most of the human-generated mercury in the environment comes from coal combustion, gold and metal production, cement production, and steel production.
With environment circumstances, mercury can be readily absorbed through the skin or inhaled, but another kind of toxic mercury exposure is through fish consumption.
Long-term exposure has been associated with brain and liver damage, coronary heart disease, and improper neural development in children. Symptoms can be latent for a period of weeks to months. The first to usually kick in is normally paresthesia, which is a tingling or numbness in the skin, followed by impairment of vision, hearing, speech, or sensation, and lack of coordination. If the exposure level was particularly high, mercury poisoning may even lead to coma or death.
Benefits of eating wild skipjack tuna
It’s a good thing Safe Catch Elite Wild Skipjack Tuna eliminates the concerns about mercury, because eating this fish comes with some incredible health benefits.
Skipjack tuna is low in calories and high in proteins and B vitamins: Each serving of Safe Catch Elite Wild Skipjack Tuna has 14 grams of lean protein, 50 percent of the daily recommended value of vitamin B3, 30 percent of the daily recommended value of vitamin B6, and 20 percent of the daily recommended value of vitamin B12—all for just 60 calories.
In particular, B vitamins are coenzymes that are essential to proper human metabolism and energy production. Lean protein with plenty of B vitamins has been involved in promoting fatty acid metabolism, and is therefore a great formula for weight loss.
An abundance of Omega-3 fatty acids
Wild caught skipjack tuna is also rich in two forms of omega-3 fatty acids that are essential for human health. Scientists aren’t exactly sure why omega-3 fatty acids are so good for humans, but one theory is that we are naturally supposed to have more in our diets. As Western eating habits eliminated proper proportions, our health began to suffer due to the imbalance.
Supplementing diets with omega-3 fatty acids has been associated with proper neurological development in children, lower blood triglyceride levels, lower blood pressure, reduced platelet aggregation in the bloodstream, and reduced risk of arteriosclerosis (or hardening of the blood vessels). In other words, omega-3 fatty acids are great for weight management and reducing the risk of metabolic disorders, coronary heart disease, and cardiovascular disease.
Omega-3 fatty acids are immensely important for proper human metabolism, especially since the human body doesn’t produce any on its own. Omega-3 fatty acids can only be obtained through diet, and in particular are found most commonly in the oil of fish and other marine sources.
Cooking with Safe Catch Elite Wild Skipjack Tuna
Kitchen Sink Salad
If you have a bunch of leftover greens and veggies from the farmers market, combine them all and make an “everything under the sink” salad. Toss lettuce, kale, spinach, cucumbers, tomatoes, carrots, and anything else you have in a bowl with Safe Catch Elite Wild Skipjack Tuna for protein. Top it off with avocado oil and coconut vinegar, and season with pepper, paprika, and ginger for a satisfying and veggie-packed meal.
Love sushi, but wish you could make it at home? Try this super simple recipe that subs in wild skipjack tuna for the raw stuff. Roll up the fish in sheets of nori with some wasabi paste, avocado oil mayonnaise, pea shoots, and coconut aminos for the perfect balanced taste. Then, warm up the chopsticks and dig in. With our step-by-step guide, you’ll master the rolling technique in no time and can then experiment with other fillings to become your home’s master sushi chef.
Pasta salad is a staple of many family picnics and summer barbecues, but it also makes a great side dish on any occasion. Start with a quality batch of gluten-free pasta and then stir in some extra virgin olive oil, Greek olives, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, salt, and of course wild skipjack tuna. After cooking the pasta, it takes just minutes to prepare.
Here’s a creative take on the good old Sloppy Joe. Instead of using ground beef, open up a can of tuna and mix the contents with tomatoes, cilantro, red onion, lime juice, salt, and hot chili powder. You can either keep it cold or warm it up for a few minutes before loading onto sesame-seed hamburger buns. Pair with some sweet potato fries for a full meal that only tastes indulgent.
Reviews For Safe Catch Elite Wild Skipjack Tuna
Based on 33 Reviews
Only Tuna I Will Buy
This tuna is the only tuna I purchase. The company tests each tuna for mercury and their standards are significantly higher than what is allowed by the FDA. I purchase through Thrive Market because it is convenient and affordable (their prices are great compared to grocery stores). I highly recommend this product and Thrive Market overall.
We like the nice and meaty tuna. Not all juice and shreds.
Safe and delicious tuna. low mercury. I divide the can for 2 servings & eat about a can/week. Great!
- hope conyers
This is the best tasting tuna I have ever eaten. As soon as I opened the can I could smell the difference, it smelled like fresh tuna unlike other solid pack tuna that has such a strong fish smell that is overwhelming and smells like its bad. I'll buy this again.
taste was off
The taste and smell was very different. Family said to not buy again. We are use to healthy, dolphin friendly tuna but this was too different of a taste for us.
Great Tuna, very meaty, barely have to drain, not too fishy tasting. I mix this with the Primal Kitchen Chipotle Avacado Mayo and it makes a great quick lunch. Beats anything you can buy in the store hands down. I order these on every Thrive order I place to keep on hand.
I love this tuna...much healthier than the typical store bought brand.
a little "fishier" smelling than another brand I've tried, but overall good taste and its meaty
I would buy this tuna again. It tasted great!
I like it!
It is not too fishy tasting like some of the cheaper kinds are and I appreciate it being lower in mercury. I have always used it in tuna salad and I do not find it dry.
mercury tested tuna
I buy this because it is the only tuna I know of, which tests every piece of fish and guarantees the purity. It tastes great too.
Delicious and high quality tuna
Great price and taste. The tuna flakes very easily and is well packed with tuna, no extra water taking up valuable tuna space!
Best Tuna I've Ever Had
Very happy with this tuna. I used it in a casserole I made for a buffet lunch and was told it tasted much better than regular supermarket tuna.
My favorite brand of canned tuna! It's very densely packed and goes great with some lemon juice, avocado oil mayo, salt, and pepper.
Safe Catch Elite Wild Skipjack Tuna
Not as tasty as other brand. Probably won't buy again.
Great product. I would definitely purchase again!
- janie deLeon
Best tuna I've found
I thought tuna of this quality was a thing of the past until I tried this.
Love Safe Catch
I love Safe Catch and was excited to get it here for less. Highly recommend!
Feel great eating this!
Delicious, easy to prepare nutritious lunches on the go and I feel great knowing its low mercury and high DHA/EPA!
I like the flavor, the quality, sustainability, and price.
- Wendy G.
Tastes delicious, and I like knowing that the mercury levels in the fish are guaranteed below .1 PPM (even lower than the other varieties of Safe Catch!). Originally, I was skeptical about trying the skipjack, since I read another review saying that the fish was dry, but that was definitely not my experience. It was great in an improvised tuna salad sandwich with capers, scallions, lemon, and olive oil.
Best tuna ever
This is the best tasting albacore ever ! You do need to use more Mayo then the brands we're used to, but it's still the best tasting however you eat it.
I love the fact that I can make my delicious tuna salad all the time (to take with me on the go, which I always am!) and not worry about mercury.
Finally a source that understands the importance and need to check for mercury and to keep it as low as possible in our foods
Low mercury in every can.
I respect this company for testing every fish that is packed into each can in order to ensure that their customers are consuming less mercury.
The taste in this Skipjack is great, however it was more dry than I had anticipated. It can be mixed with other ingredients to increase the moisture, but if you like to eat straight out of the can, be aware that it can be dry.
- Brandy Simpson
Tested, Mixed and Approved!
I spend extra time making sure that my fish is safe and not going to hard my body. This tuna is tested which I love! I maintain a very strict diet that depends on protein which this tuna provides. The can is also BPA free!!! Win-win!
The taste provide vs what I would buy at the local grocery is second to none. The flavor is much deeper and I can taste the sustainability by the fact that is not processed and that I don't need to drain it which saves the flavor!
P.S.- Mix it with some Avocado Mayo and pickles and you have a fabulous lunch salad!
- Seth Cox
I bought this tuna because I knew it was safe to eat and I honestly wasn't too concerned with what it tasted like. Once I tried it, I was so impressed with how good it was! I used less condiments than I usually do on the generic brands. If you're thinking about trying this, you definitely should!
- R Jensen
Safe Catch = Less Mercury
Our family eats a lot of seafood, which we love, but I worry about getting too much mercury. It's great that they check all their fish. Just had an excellent tuna salad sandwich with shallots and cornichons. Really good!
This is terrific tuna and knowing it's guaranteed to be lower in metals content makes it even better. Highly recommended.
Great but with misprint error...
Here it says in the ingredients list Skipjack Tuna. However, when i received it there was table salt added to it. So there is an error here. I should read skipjack tuna, salt. And for such a conscious product one would expect sea salt over table salt.
Would not recommend
I found this tuna dry and not flavorful. I was also disappointed to read on the can that they are packed in Thailand.
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