How to Buy Canned Tuna

What to look for on labels to buy the healthiest tuna.

A great meal can start with something as simple as a can opener and a can of light tuna. Light tuna comes primarily from skipjack, a much smaller predatory fish than its cousin albacore or "white" tuna, which is also commonly found in cans. Light tuna provides a healthy dose of vitamin D along with heart-healthy omega-3s. Though it has fewer omega-3s than white tuna does, we go for light tuna because it also has less mercury. Any way you serve it, light tuna is a great catch.



We don't have this tuna in my city in North Carolina...where does one purchase it?


03/09/2011 - 11:01am

Is Wild Planet available in Canada??


09/12/2013 - 3:23pm

Its available on Amazon


02/16/2016 - 4:30pm

I bought that 1 time at a Target store, didn't care for its taste at all, will never purchase it again.


07/14/2016 - 2:04pm

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