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Old 08-27-2018, 11:16 PM
 
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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.
that's good to know Tab. I'll try that. thanks!
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Old 08-27-2018, 11:21 PM
 
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I've stopped buying canned tuna. I was buying the Costco solid albacore that used to be very nice, but it is a bit expensive and the last packages I've bought, several cans contained grated tuna, not solid, and there was dark tuna in some of the cans, and a couple of cans of the dark grated tuna stank. I'm not paying that high price to get nasty dark grated tuna.

I used to buy frozen tilapia fillets. Steam one of those and mix it into "tuna" salad and it is quite good. But I had to give that up, too, because I can no longer find any tilapia that doesn't come from China.
good, the same here for fish from china. Now that we're importing chicken from china, I've stopped eating those pre-cooked bags of chicken and pretty much any pre-cooked chicken. I've searched and searched and they say none of the companies who now purchase chicken from China are known to us. It's a new law that they don't have to reveal it. I suspect it is Tyson, but don't know for sure. So, I no longer eat it. The article stated that it started last March was the first shipment from China. I'll try to find the link and post it.

I stopped eating non-fresh fish a long time ago for the same reason.

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Old 08-27-2018, 11:24 PM
 
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Albacore is a very low grade tuna, its the advertising that makes folks think it is top grade. Try some yellowfin packed in olive oil, especially from Spain or Italy.
I can confirm what you're saying. I buy tuna packed in olive oil and from both Spain and Italy. It costs more but guess what? It tastes like the tuna we used to get. I rarely buy tuna because it's gross now. Thankfully I can afford the better stuff, but it saddens to see the low standards we now have are akin to 3rd world.
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Old 08-28-2018, 12:56 AM
 
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Albacore is a very low grade tuna, its the advertising that makes folks think it is top grade. ...........
Maybe that's why people buy albacore now, but the big switch to albacore was because albacore must be line caught. It can't be netted. Other tuna is netted which kills a lot of dolphins and other sea life besides the tuna.
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Old 08-28-2018, 01:13 AM
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In the referred thread, someone turned me on to Trader Joe's Yellowfin Tuna, packed in oil, of course. I don't like the tuna in water and feel that was a big marketing scam when it first came out during the low-fat panic in the 80s.

I'm with Julia Child, who once disparaged tuna packed in water with the remark, "What Nutritional Nellie ever came up with THAT?"

But that Yellowfin is tasty, and my new favorite canned tuna.

I couldn't agree more! I think we're getting a Trader Joe's nearby soon. I can't wait to check it out. Right now I use Genova yellowfin in olive oil.
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Old 08-28-2018, 01:15 AM
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In 2013? That's the only one I see. Is one every five years acceptable?
The thread I posted a link to was started this April.
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Old 08-28-2018, 01:50 AM
 
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If available try Rio Mare tuna,=Rio Mare Tuna: The one and only
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Old 08-28-2018, 02:10 AM
 
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Maybe that's why people buy albacore now, but the big switch to albacore was because albacore must be line caught. It can't be netted. Other tuna is netted which kills a lot of dolphins and other sea life besides the tuna.
You want to see a lot of dolphins killed? Watch the 2009 documentary "The Cove". My buddy won an Oscar for his participation in the filming of that documentary. Might give you a view of Japanese fishing practices.
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Old 08-28-2018, 07:48 AM
 
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I always buy Bumblebee prime fillet in Olive Oil. I don't really care for canned tuna but I keep it in my emergency hurricane supplies.
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Old 08-28-2018, 07:50 AM
 
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I can confirm what you're saying. I buy tuna packed in olive oil and from both Spain and Italy. It costs more but guess what? It tastes like the tuna we used to get. I rarely buy tuna because it's gross now. Thankfully I can afford the better stuff, but it saddens to see the low standards we now have are akin to 3rd world.
I eat tuna in the first place ONLY because it's a cheap protein -- and was a cheap protein that used to taste half-way good. If I have to pay out the wazoo for a palatable can, I'll probably skip it altogether.
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