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Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis) and sea salt
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Why You’ll Love Non-GMO Wild Skipjack Light Tuna
It’s a wild world out there with tons of flavor—and a good amount is captured in each of these 5 oz. cans of tuna. Wild Planet Non-GMO Wild Skipjack Light Tuna is the first sustainably caught fish of its kind on the market, ideal for pastas, salads, sandwiches, and tasty casseroles. Each filet is cooked just once to retain all the nutrients, including a hearty dose of omega-3 fatty acids, and then hand-packed without any added oil, water, or fillers. Just a little bit of sea salt is used to preserve the fresh taste, meaning you don’t have to drain the can—the natural juices inside can enhance any meal with pure flavor and extra nutrition.
The health benefits of tuna
There are numerous reasons to choose low-mercury skipjack tuna for a hearty protein source. Seafood is among the most sustainable sources of protein, contains less saturated fat than other meat-based dishes, and also possesses high amounts of protein and heart-healthy fatty acids, which are vital to well-being.
If humans didn’t have protein, we would all cease to exist. Hair, nails, bones, muscles, cartilage, blood, and skin are all comprised of protein. The nutrient is also essential to helping the body heal, supporting bone health, increasing muscle mass, and lowering blood pressure, which can reduce the risk of stroke.
It can also help in maintaining a healthy weight since protein gives the body a feeling of fullness and satisfaction after a meal. If you find yourself tempted to munch on snacks between meals, eating something like tuna can put those cravings at bay.
Omega-3 fatty acids
For many, the word “fat” conjures ideas of foods that are unhealthy for you. But, like anything else, there are good fats and bad fats, and moderation is always key.
Generally, what you want to avoid are saturated trans fats including vegetable oil, margarine, shortening, and most processed foods like potato chips and frozen dinners. At the same time, you should also consume more omega-3 fatty acids.
These compounds, present largely in fish and fish oils, are known for lowering triglycerides, or the fat in the blood that provides you with energy. Though you need some amount to provide your body with the fuel it needs each day, the problem arises when there is an excess. The unused portions stay in the body and eventually are stored as fat. If the level is too high, there is a greater risk for heart disease. Luckily, though, omega-3 fatty acids actively work to lower the concentrations of triglycerides while also keeping the radio of good to bad cholesterol consistent, giving your heart a healthy boost.
Is seafood safe?
In recent years, much has been said of high mercury levels in fish. While the element occurs naturally in plants and animals, the rise of industrial activities like coal-fired electricity and incinerated waste has increased the amount of airborne mercury that makes its way to rivers, lakes, and oceans. These concentrations are then ingested by fish and other marine life, and it bioaccumulates in larger predators—meaning that animals higher up in the ocean’s food chain (like sharks or swordfish) risk having more mercury in their system.
When humans cook these animals as part of a meal, they also risk exposure, which can lead to problems like impairment of peripheral vision, loss of coordination, stinging or needle-like sensations in the extremities, and other neurological malfunctions.
Luckily, by choosing Wild Planet Non-GMO Wild Skipjack Light Tuna, you can rest assured knowing that the tuna you’re eating is naturally low in mercury—and also delicious.
Recipes using Wild Planet Non-GMO Wild Skipjack Light Tuna
Tuna offers a clean and fresh taste that can be an alternative to meat in plenty of recipes, but it also works well as the main star in many dishes. Here are some creative ideas for how to cook with your next can.
Love sushi, but wish you could make it at home? Try this super simple recipe that subs in skipjack light 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.
More about Wild Planet
Wild Planet canned fish is some of the best available. Their entire supply is sustainably sourced from the Pacific Ocean, either from the California coastline or Japan, and the company has been rated as the Best Choice for Sustainability by the esteemed Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program. All their products—from salmon to sardines, tuna, and more—are 100 percent traceable back to the eco-superior fisheries. Wild Planet also has three main criteria for all fish sources—that the biomass of the fish is healthy and not overfished, the habitat is not damaged, and the catch method is clean and clear of other non-targeted species. This ensures a high-quality product and adheres to environmental standards that support the planet’s water resources.
Reviews For Non-GMO Wild Skipjack Light Tuna
Based on 28 Reviews
Sorry Charley! ;-)
Delicious! I pour it right into a bowl, mix in a little bell-pepper, pimiento, and green onion with a local egg, hard-boiled. Perfect without even draining, that way you get all the nutrition!Drizzle a little cold-pressed, non-GMO olive-oil or walnut-oil over a portion on top of buttercrunch lettuce or spring-mix for amazing taste!
Wild planet skip Jack tuna
So fresh - so flavorful! Only tuna that I will eat.
You are getting what you paid for.
This tuna was the best I've had to date. You don't need to drain half a can of water, they actually tell you not to drain it at all. No waste and delicious flaky tuna.
Wild Planet Tuna
Great product. Very tasty....not fishy.
I love that I can again eat tuna without fear of high mercury levels.
Very good canned tuna
I like this tuna because it is pole-caught and sustainable. It has a very mild taste. The water that it is packed in I do not drain but mix it into the meat, which does not make it liquid, but helps it to flake better. If you like canned tuna, I highly recommend any of the varieties from this company.
my go to
I eat this tuna almost every Friday for lunch. I mix red peppers, onions, homemade pickle relish, hot peppers, nuts and a organic mayo and it's soooo good. It fills me up and I get the omegas and nutrients needed without process or carbs and I'm comforted that this is a good tuna product.
Best Canned Tuna
There's no way I'll ever be able to eat big brand tuna fish sold in big box stores ever again. The tuna was so flavorful!
non-gmo wild skipjack light tuna
this tuna is easy to mix with an avacado and the nut pulverized with avacado mayo yum
Light tasty tuna with low mercury(skipjack is a smaller fish). does well in tuna salad as well as dressed with oil and vinegar in a tossed salad.
- Cheryl Morrell
I had never heard of Skipjack tuna before I found this one, so I did some research. I'm glad I did because this might now be my preferred canned tuna for good! Turns out, this breed is the most fecund Tuna in the sea, meaning they reproduce at a rate that makes them sustainable to fish on a large scale. That alone made me want to choose it over Albacore. It's also got less mercury - YAY!
This is flaky and delicious canned Tuna! I just dump the whole canfull on top of my salad and dig in!
- Misty B.
Pretty good tuna.
Occasionally, I crave a tuna sandwich or a tuna salad. I have not explored many brands to say if the current is better than the previous. From the few, I must say that this one is the best in flavor. There was a slight kick of tartness, I feel. Yet, still tasty.
The texture was meaty and flaky but fell short in moisture for me. However, it shouldn't be an issue since I always mix it with mayo or dressing. Will definitely stick with this tuna for now.
- J. Townsend
BPA Free with only Tuna and Salt!
This is one of the best canned tunas I have ever bought! I love that this tuna is low in salt and not all water. Some cans of tuna that I have bought car 50/50- half tuna half water. This is not one of those!
Like many other members have said, this brand lacks the fishy taste that some others have. Also, many people have talked about the chuck size. I really do wish that the chunks were bigger as I use it for salad. Perhaps they should make two varieties, shredded and chunky. Overall, I would buy again being that the can is BPA free!
- Chris Schwartz
Fish in a Can
This tuna is very flavorful (a tad dry in water) but the price is slightly higher than preferred. Great causes for the product though!
Less harmful mercury
I didn't know until a recent Dr. Oz. show that the larger the tuna fish the higher chance it has fed on lots of smaller fish and that translates to a higher chance of mercury ingestion. Skipjacks are the smallest tuna and according to Oz, they are the healthiest for us to eat.
I tried this and loved it. I saw it in the grocery store for $3.95 - on sale and didn't want to try it until I looked around a little more. Since I was a member of Thrive, I checked here and voila! it was here and at an even better price!
If you like canned tuna this is a good choice.
Go to the grocery or health food store and you'll most likely pay around $5 per can for this tuna! Not just organic, but NON GMO, pole caught, etc etc, this tuna is everything I have ever dreamed of, haha. I have avoided canned tuna for YEARS until seeing this one day and waiting months for it to go on sale at the store. So happy to see it here.
Made me a tuna eater
I was never a big tuna fan but I have been trying to add more good foods to my diet and I find that tuna for lunch holds me over longer and I did need to snack before dinner.
This tuna is good. I like how fresh it tastes and how flaky it is. I still won't eat it alone, but I love making tuna melts.
Tastes like tuna
Yep, I said it. Most cans of tuna I buy taste like whatever they have been soaking in, water or oil. I hate it. If I want to eat oil I will swallow a spoonful. When I want tuna I want to taste tuna.
This stuff is great fresh, uncooked. Awesome in salads, wraps, sandwiches and by itself.
No juices added
I absolutely love that this tuna is in its own natural juices. No oils and no water. It tastes great and is probably the best canned tuna I have ever had.
I eat this stuff right out of the can. I try to never waste the natural juices either, often dumping them in when I make tuna and noodles.
- Sima Thomson
This is one of my favorite brands of tuna. No GMOs makes me a happy customer. I love that it is packed so fresh, it tastes great. When I use it in many of my meals (especially with noodles) I use the natural juices too.
The price here at Thrive Market makes it an easy buy!
- Jeff Sall
Better Than I Thought
Tuna is one of my favorite protein sources, and after I switched to a more natural and healthy diet, it turns out that most of the standard tuna on the grocery store shelves are not good options. Wild Skipjack Light Tuna has been a great switch for me. It actually tastes even better than the tuna I used to eat. It has a more rich flavor while my old, GMO-full tuna actually tastes bland now. It's worth noting that this doesn't have nearly as much liquid as most GMO-full tuna. I barely have to drain it at all. Saves a lot of time and hassle, definitely!
Perfect, Healthy Tuna!
It's difficult to get my husband to eat healthy. If it's not covered in cheese or bread crumbs, he's not interested. When we signed up to Thrive, he agreed to try new foods. This great tasting, healthy Wildskip Jack Tuna is great tasting and healthy; my husband will never know!
This tuna has a low mercury count. Since it is pole caught, not only for humane reasons, but also as a flavor saver. They immediately pack and cook in the can, which reserve freshness and flavors. Thrive makes it affordable.
- Cristina Montgomery
My favorite tuna
To me, tuna should be white. This skipjack is the whitest, lightest tuna I have ever had. It always tastes great. It never has that super nasty fishy flavor that some tuna has.
This stuff is great in almost anything because the flavor isn't overpowering.
The fact that this comes with a 32% off discount from Thrive Market makes it even better!
- Nida Cazares
Ok, but not out of this world
For the price I'm paying per can, I wanted more from Wild Planet's tuna. Don't get me wrong, it's better than the albacore I usually buy, and it's a nice snack, but for all the hype online and for the price, I was hoping for more.
I do a lot of fishing around my area, so I'm pretty well versed in what fresh fish tastes like, and while this tuna's good, I was expecting something closer to the taste of just caught fish. But it's probably the closest I've found to the real thing.
- Larry Peckham
Nice but not afforable.
Wild Planet tuna's about the best I've had, no doubt about it. The taste kinda sneaks up on you. After the first bite, you're thinking there's something different about this tuna, and then three or four bites in, you can't eat it fast enough.
It's so light and 'meaty,' and it tastes 'clean' without that feeling of eating a bunch of chemicals. But it's not cheap when you think about a can of albacore costing about $1.99 or $3.99 for organic. So that's my only hesitation, as I can't afford to splurge on this tuna too often.
- Len Porter
An Athlete's Dream
I'm an amateur athlete who runs a lot of marathons and 5ks, and I need tons of protein when I'm prepping for a race. I usually stick to organic albacore at my local grocery store, but I wanted something that was more natural, so I did some research and found Wild Planet.
I have to say, all tuna isn't the same! It was like eating mini tuna steaks with every bite. I don't eat a lot of carbs, so for me it was basically open a can, sprinkle some pepper on it and eat it straight up. This tuna's so good, you don't need anything else. And the can has no BPA, so no dangerous chemicals seep into the fish. Awesome product!
- Lana P.
Premium Organic Tuna
I used to think all tuna was alike, even though albacore was always my favorite. Then I was at a friend's house and they serve a tuna salad that was easily the best I'd ever tasted. I asked what tuna she used, and she said Wild Planet, which wasn't really sold in stores.
So I jumped online and bought a six pack right away. And I'm not kidding when I say my whole family LOVES this tuna. It shouldn't even be in a can because it tastes like fresh caught tuna you'd get in a restaurant. It's light, has no oil or water, and is awesome for tuna sauce and tuna casserole.
- Loretta Price
Prime Tuna in a Can
This is a big step up from the stuff on the shelf at my grocery store. Wild Planet's into some serious environmentally conscious food, and their tuna is no slouch. It has no water or oil, and it's only cooked once so you get as much Omega 3 as possible.
It's also got a fantastic taste, flaky and with a slight nutty flavor that's so different from Starkist and that junk. This is prime tuna in a can, worth every penny for its taste and health benefits.
- Louis Pierce
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