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Old 08-27-2018, 04:57 PM
 
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Someone commented on soy, I looked at my Kirkland tuna and there is no soy.
Unlike many other suppliers, Costco/Kirkland doesn't "hose you" with smaller package sizes and cheaper ingredients.
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Old 08-27-2018, 05:46 PM
 
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I think that some people tend to buy albacore because they think it is healthier than canned light(skipjack) tuna. I know I always thought that. After reading several articles on research done I found that it is the exact opposite. All tuna has mercury in it but albacore has 3 times more than light tuna. One article listed the percentage as much as 50% more. From what I read too much mercury can affect the kidneys and brain.

I was also surprised to read about the omega 3s you get with the tuna in oil. You would think that would be the best to buy. Apparently, because of added oils that might not be good the tuna in water actually had slightly more omega 3s.

It's not that tuna doesn't have its benefits. I guess you just have to be careful not to eat a lot of it every week. There are a several articles about it if you want to research "canned tuna/mercury". I just thought it was interesting information.

I like to eat tuna occasionally and one brand that others have mentioned was considered excellent and that is the Wild Planet brand. Does cost more though.

Maybe you could care less about mercury and that is fine. For me, it is serious enough that while I wouldn't stop eating tuna it is good to have information as to what type to eat which may be healthier.
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Old 08-27-2018, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Willamette valley, oregon
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It`s funny.....I won`t eat fresh tuna, but I like canned tuna. I like most other fish to.

I have bought fresh tuna off the docks in Astoria, Oregon. It is to die for, so much better than any canned product. I've also smoked and canned it, and it really puts off the shelf canned tuna to shame. It's best in September when the fish are close in to shore. After moving away from Astoria, we haven't had it. I really miss it.
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Old 08-27-2018, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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I eat albacore because it is what I like, it's either that or fresh in poke, sashimi or seared.
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Old 08-27-2018, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Richardson, TX
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I buy albacore because I like the taste and texture better.

I also buy it packed in water because that is what I'm used to, and I find the vegetable oil packed fish to look and smell very unappealing.

I am concerned about mercury, but I don't really eat tuna all that often.
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Old 08-27-2018, 07:02 PM
 
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Is it my imagination, or is the quality getting worse and worse with the long-trusted supermarket name brands? Now that albacore has become a thing, the light is akin to cat food, and even the "solid/chunk white albacore" is mealy and slimy unless you buy the most expensive brands. Anyone else notice this, and what brands would you recommend (before I have to feed even more of it to my cats)?


You know was just thinking the very same!


Bought some Bumble Bee cans of tuna on sale a few weeks ago. Last week during this horrible heat wave didn't feel like cooking so went out and got a nice loaf of "Italian bread" and planned on making tuna sandwich.


Opening the can could swear stuff smelled "rotten" or somehow spoiled. The tuna *mush* that was inside didn't thrill me either. Anyway was hot, tired, and hungry so went ahead with the tuna sandwich making but swore never again.


Yeah you're right, the stuff looked like something I wouldn't give a cat. In fact don't even think any self respecting feline would touch it either.
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Old 08-27-2018, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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You know was just thinking the very same!


Bought some Bumble Bee cans of tuna on sale a few weeks ago. Last week during this horrible heat wave didn't feel like cooking so went out and got a nice loaf of "Italian bread" and planned on making tuna sandwich.


Opening the can could swear stuff smelled "rotten" or somehow spoiled. The tuna *mush* that was inside didn't thrill me either. Anyway was hot, tired, and hungry so went ahead with the tuna sandwich making but swore never again.


Yeah you're right, the stuff looked like something I wouldn't give a cat. In fact don't even think any self respecting feline would touch it either.
Yeah a lot of cat food actually looks more appealing than many of today's canned tuna. I buy my cat Fancy Feast Fancy Medleys or whatever it's called, and it actually looks great.
The same can't be said for some of the cans I've bought for myself.
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Old 08-27-2018, 09:10 PM
 
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Is it my imagination, or is the quality getting worse and worse with the long-trusted supermarket name brands? Now that albacore has become a thing, the light is akin to cat food, and even the "solid/chunk white albacore" is mealy and slimy unless you buy the most expensive brands. Anyone else notice this, and what brands would you recommend (before I have to feed even more of it to my cats)?
I noticed that, too! The last time I bought tuna in a can, I got 3 cans in a package. I'm not a picky eater by any means (seriously not), but it was so nasty that I fed it to my dog. I'll have to look to see what brand it was, the next time I go to the store. It was a name brand. I got the regular tuna, not albacore. I thought that was the problem, so I was going to try albacore next time. But if the albacore is bad, too....

I don't eat much tuna these days because it has mercury in it. But I try to eat it occasionally as a good, inexpensive way to get Omega 3. I guess I'll stick to salmon. That's still fine in a can.
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Old 08-27-2018, 10:15 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I thought I had just begun disliking tuna, because so many had gone to awful, waterlogged water packed varieties.

I started buying yellowfin packed in olive oil from Trader Joe's , and lo and behold, I like tuna again.
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Old 08-27-2018, 11:14 PM
 
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I've noticed the quality has been shoddy. I'm finding more unidentified particles like scales and dark pieces, etc... it's disgusting to think of the angry low-paid workers prepping and packing our food. Also have experienced the putrid smell of bad fish for name brands smells way too fishy. Now I buy only imported tuna from Italy. It's about $8-$12 for nice jar of tuna, but I can afford the better quality. Otherwise I would not eat tuna at all anymore. Sad what this country has become with people who have no pride in their work.
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