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Albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) and sea salt
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Why You’ll Love Non-GMO Wild Albacore Tuna
Have incredibly fresh and flavorful tuna just as if it were pulled from the sea, but in a much more convenient way thanks to Wild Planet Albacore Tuna. With a firm texture and rich, clean taste, you can enjoy tuna in any delicious way possible—tossed on top of a light salad for lunch, in a sandwich with crispy iceberg lettuce, or as an open-faced tuna melt that will make your mouth water.
Wild Planet fishes for smaller sized tuna, resulting in a smaller amount of mercury, which makes them delicious and safe to eat. The tuna is hand packed with just a pinch of sea salt in each can, and have no added oils or fillers. All you get is wholesome, natural goodness from the sea, with naturally occurring juices. Not only is Wild Planet Albacore Tuna incredibly versatile, but it’s got some great health benefits that will elevate meals and improve your diet.
The health benefits of Wild Planet Wild Albacore Low Mercury Tuna
When you open up a can of Wild Planet Albacore Tuna, you know exactly what you’re getting: albacore tuna and sea salt, and nothing else. This means that you can enjoy the wonderful seafood flavor of tuna, along with all the protein and Omega-3 fatty acids. Unlike other meal options like beef or chicken, seafood is a far more sustainable source of protein, and it also has a lower saturated fat content and calorie count.
In Wild Planet Albacore Tuna people can find 13 grams of protein per serving, which is 26% of the recommended daily intake. Protein is a building block of the human body and an essential part of hair, nails, bones, muscles, cartilage, blood, skin, and other tissues. Because of its high satiating power, it also has the ability to make people feel full after eating. It can be frustrating to eat lunch and then feel hunger only mere hours later, however, when eating Wild Planet Albacore Tuna you will feel satisfied until dinner.
Additionally, because protein provides energy, it helps put the body to work. It has a high thermic effect so that when it gets digested, you are actually burning more calories than you would by simply consuming fat or carbs. Combine this aspect with its satiating power makes it an ideal choice for those who want to curb their appetite and even lose a little weight.
Omega-3 fatty acids
In case you didn’t know, not all fat is bad. After all, people do need fat to survive! Although, any type of fatty food should be consumed in moderation, and there are different types of fat that are better than others. Omega-3 fatty acids, for example, are good ones to consume (unlike saturated fats from other sources). On the other hand, lard, beef, butter, cheese, and dairy products, are fats that are bad for the body, and by cutting these out alone you can improve heart health. But additionally, it’s also important to get those Omega-3 fatty acids because they lower triglyceride levels.
Triglycerides are fat in the blood, which provide the body with energy (and is the exact reason that cutting out all fat is not an option). Things can become risky, however, when the leftover triglycerides go completely unused and remain in the body. High triglyceride levels will put one at the risk for heart disease and stroke, but consuming Wild Planet Albacore Tuna can help lower that risk dramatically.
The worry about mercury in seafood
Concerned about mercury in seafood? Mercury exposure is one of the first things that comes to mind when seafood is mentioned, and it is a very real threat that can cause insomnia, headaches, tremors, muscle twitches, weakness, decreased cognitive functions, or worst—loss of coordination or neurological malfunctions. Luckily, Wild Planet Albacore Tuna contains very little mercury, minimizing your exposure and simply maximizing the mouthwatering and tender taste of the tuna in your favorite dishes.
Actually, unless one is eating foods like shark, swordfish, king mackerel, there’s no need to worry when it comes to mercury. Creatures that are higher up in the food chain tend to have much higher levels of it because they’re not only exposed to it themselves, but they also consume other fish which experience exposure. All of this adds up, resulting in larger sea animals with larger mercury content.
In regards to tuna, however, the concern is far less overall. With Wild Planet Albacore Tuna, rest can be assured since only smaller tuna is chosen (small the fish, less mercury content), making them a safe option to eat. Although seafood like this has relatively low amounts of mercury that won’t affect most people, pregnant women, nursing mothers, and young children should speak with a doctor before incorporating seafood into their diet.
Recipes to try with Wild Planet - Wild Albacore Low Mercury Tuna
Enjoy these tasty morsels right from the can, but here are a few of favorite Thrive Market recipes to use with Wild Planet Albacore Tuna:
Looking for a light lunch option that will fill you up and give you some oh-so-savory flavors to enjoy? Then try this recipe. It has just the right amount of olive flavors and can be easily packed and taken to work. Tomatoes and cucumbers add in some texture and crunch, but you can also swap them out for veggies like celery or bell peppers.
Try this updated, healthy twist on the classic recipe. Quite honestly, tuna salad can get dangerously fattening and unhealthy when mayonnaise gets piled in there. But this version keeps things fresh and delicious, with just the right amount of mayo and mustard to satisfy the craving, and loads of fresh vegetables to keep things bright. Enjoy this recipe on some crackers or toasted bread, spread on a sandwich, or even smeared on endive leaves for a sophisticated appetizer.
Want a little spice with your tuna meal? This recipe will deliver just that! Hot chili will heat up salty Wild Planet Albacore Tuna, but cilantro and lime keep the fiery flavor tame. Since all the ingredients go in a bowl and get mixed up, it’s an easy one to make in a time crunch, and is an easy option for when you’re hosting people at the house. Try using sandwich rolls or burger buns as the base for it, too.
Reviews For Non-GMO Wild Albacore Tuna
Based on 30 Reviews
This product is excellent! It's not the usual smashed up tuna you are used to. I use it in salads, sandwiches, casseroles, etc. I will be buying it regularly. Quality product.
I'm very leery of tuna and very picky. This is GOOD tuna! No overly fishy smell or taste. Very fresh tasting. I've used it in tuna salad and tuna wraps. Will keep on hand from now on.
A great product. Very consistent in taste and texture. Love it!
Wild Planet Albacore Tuna
This is about as outstanding as canned tuna can get. I loved it more than any other brand I have tried. The texture, color, aroma, and taste are superior to other brands.
Tuna Without the Worry
The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is the cost. Great taste with no concern for mercury content and BPA lined cans. That's why I keep coming back for more.
The best tuna with no unnecessary ingredients! Just tuna and its great!
Best tuna ever
This tuna is great! Add pink salt, apple cider vinegar and dices and I'm set.
Best Tuna Ever
Sometimes canned tuna can get weird and borderline gross...not this one. By far the best canned tuna, fresh, firm and not overly fishy. Added bonus, BPA free can. This tuna is a great staple to ALWAYS have in the pantry.
Yum. One of my fav thrive products
Too bad for Mercury. I would eat this a lot more. Add mustard avocado mayonnaise and Simple Mills gluten free artisan bread. Delicious tuna fish sandwich. Paleo friendly. Wild caught!!
Wild Planet Albacore Tuna
Great tasting. Nice and solid.
Best tuna ever!
This is by far the best canned tuna I've ever eaten. I throw all of it in for a very delicious and satisfying experience. It's my "go to" when I need a quick lunch.
LOVE THIS TUNA!!!
We ate this tuna for lunch today and we LOVE IT!
Wonderful fresh flavor and texture... don't think we will eat any other tuna!
Good quality tuna; great price
I like the fact that this is wild caught tuna (as opposed to farm raised). Tastes very good. A go to snack for me!
Low Mercury, Great Taste!
Canned Tuna is one of those things that I have to have at least a few cans of in the cupboard at all times. It's the perfect quick, light lunch, and I've been eating it at least once a week for years. Naturally, I started becoming concerned about my Mercury intake.
Not only does this have less Tuna than the brand have less mercury than the brands I was buying before, but it tastes amazing! I used to make my tuna salad with Veganase, but now I just add some lemon juice and black sesame seeds. It's that juicy! I'll never buy another brand!
- Shannon Nash
Absolutely the best tuna we've ever had! Hands down!! This is not your average can of tuna, flavor and texture are more like fresh tuna steak than the other canned stuff..love love love
Love Wild Planet products!
I frequently purchase Wild Planet products. I have tasted almost all at one point, but not the original Wild Albacore Tuna.
As usual, I was pretty content with the with the consistency and flavor, until I felt a slightly saltier taste. I then realized I had picked up a few of the regular tuna, not the unsalted.
At my age, I am looking for less sodium in my food so I prefer the "no salt added" version of this product.
- T. Anderson
Great Tuna but, Confusing Label
I love this tuna and it is the best I have ever had! The chunks are great and they don't use to much water like some other brands. The non-GMO factor is great, I can't imagine eating GMO fish anymore. Plus- its organic!
My only dissatisfaction about this product is that I get it confused with other varieties by the same brand. I love eating them all but, sometimes open a can without knowing which properties I will be getting.
I will buy them all again!
- E. Howard
BEST canned tuna
I stopped eating canned tuna for various reasons, but mainly because of a horror story regarding the mass production system. This canned tuna has got me eating it again because not only is it delicious but I don't have to worry about the same concerns that come along with the other mass-produced brands.
It is clear when you open a can that it is high quality and tastes fresh!
- Meredith Holloway
I was curious to know if there really was a difference so I bought 1 can. It was fabulous!
Aside from the sociological/environmental awesomeness of this product, the taste is far better than any canned tuna I have previously had. This meant I needed to add fewer "things" to it, which then put it on a whole new level of awesome. :) Kudos. (oh, and the PRICE on Thrive Market?! WINNING)
Great tasting tuna
I love this tuna, it's easily the best and freshest tasting tuna I've ever had. I don't bother with sandwiches, I just eat it straight out the can for a mid morning snack, and it's usually enough to allow me to skip lunch and last until dinner.
The reason I'm giving it three stars is I wish Thrive would offer a 12-pack of this product. Thrive beats Amazon hands down on this per can, but I want to buy in bulk and get even bigger discounts, and I can't do that right now.
Very very good tuna
We eat a lot of tuna in my house, but we were worried about mercury and also the fact that more and more store bought tuna is loaded with chemicals and toxins.
That's why we love what Wild Planet is doing. It's committed to real pure tuna and sardines that aren't full of hormones or chemicals. This is just fresh caught tuna filets and their own natural juices.
The tuna sandwiches I make from these are so much better than what I used to make. It's amazing how good this tuna is. Less mercury because the fish aren't as big, so that's still a concern, but you can't really get rid of all the mercury in tuna, so if you're going to eat tuna, the best you can do is buying one like this that has less mercury.
- Eilene P.
Not exactly Starkist
This is miles better than any tuna I've ever eaten. It makes Starkist look like a joke. This is pure albacore tuna caught with humane methods, and with nothing added. No preservatives, salt or chemicals. Non GMO. Tastes like pure tuna, but isn't fishy. It has heft to it, a big bite of tuna filet that is delicious straight from the can. Healthy, Omega 3, protein, low fat, low sugar, it's close to being the perfect food.
- Edgar Peterson
Locating a non-GMO, humanely caught Albacore tuna with low mercury has been daunting. I live in a very rural area and can't find many of the foods I would rather eat.
Thank God for the Internet. Specifically Thrive Market. I'm so glad I signed up and can get everything I want at super great prices, which is important to my budget.
This Albacore tuna was good. I was thinking it would taste different from the other brands at the grocery store. I didn't really taste that much difference.
- Rudolph Y
This is the most flavorful can of tuna I have ever had. It is delicious, packed in it's own natural juices. I can eat this stuff right out of the can.
No GMOs and you can rest assured you are eating a product that is healthy and good for you.
While it is a little pricey, with a Thrive Market membership you can get great discounts.
- Marge Monge
Very intense tuna. I feel entirely full after just eating this tuna out of the can. It has a very "dense" taste to it, and I'm surprised that I'm able to just eat it straight out of the can without any problems. If I want to get creative, I'll add some mayo and wheat bread and make a delicious sandwich out of it. The tuna is definitely flavorful enough to eat on its own, though. Pretty low in sodium, too. I'm impressed.
- J. Ackely
A good snack
This tuna is good, although I didn't really notice that much difference between in and any other tuna I've tried in the past. It's good alone or in stuff.
I do like that it is non-GMO, as I am trying to live and eat healthier and cutting out GMO foods is one of the ways I am doing that.
- Doug Shad
I love tuna!
This is an excellent can of tuna. It tastes great every time. You never have to worry what is really in it. I love to use it for many things, but especially for tuna noodle salad. It's great hot or cold.
For anyone that has ever been turned off by canned tuna in the past, this is the stuff to try. It's worth every penny and you will eat every last drop and be begging for more.
- Bellah P.
Picky tuna eater
Before non-GMO foods swept the grocery, I had quit eating tuna for some time. Now Wild Planet is one of those companies that have given me faith in tuna again.
I love to have tuna just pilled on a flat bed of lettuce, so it needs to have some good flavor and this does. I also like that it is salt free. Now any time I am craving tuna I don't have to worry about what's in that can or whether or not it will taste great!
- Stephenie Spurrier
I tried this tuna because it's responsibly caught, which is important to me. But it also turned out to be the best tuna I've ever had. It has a strong flavor and you can practically taste all the omegas. It also has a good bit of salt - I find it doesn't really need much else. Absolutely delicious!
- Beverly Kelley
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