Excellent convenience foods, canned tuna can be found in most pantries. There is a wide variety of tuna on the market. White tuna, light tuna, in water, in oil or even flavored, tuna is available in several varieties. What are the best choices?
Best Canned Tuna of 2020
Among all the tuna analyzed, it is not surprising to find the unflavoured tuna in water in our ranking. The best choices are distinguished by their protein content and moderate sodium content.
1/ Genova Yellowfin Tuna in Pure Olive Oil
The best cuts of the fish — line caught, hand-filleted and quickly tinned in delicious olive oil. Rich and flavorful with great texture and taste, our Yellowfin Tuna in Olive Oil is low in saturated fat and sodium. It’s also a good source protein, Omega-3, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, thiamin, niacin, vitamin B6 and selenium.
2/ Wild Planet, Wild Albacore Tuna
Wild Planet Tuna is a delicious, healthy way to enjoy tuna straight from the can. Available in Albacore or Skipjack, all of our tuna is cooked just once in the can, retaining all of its natural juices and Omega 3 oils, and is packed in cans with no added water or oil. 100% of our tuna are caught one at a time by pole and line and trolling; these methods catch only smaller migratory fish, that are lower in mercury. The firm texture and rich, clean taste of Wild Planet will be the perfect addition to all of your favorite recipes. For those on the go we offer the convenience of single-serve pouches which are perfect for travel, school or work or stashed in your gym bag for a protein-packed, post-workout snack.
3/ Crown Prince Natural Chunk Light Tongol Tuna in Spring Water
Chunk Light Tongol Tuna is now one of several species of tuna available in the United States identified by name, not just as an anonymous “tuna.” Whether one enjoys Tongol, Yellowfin, Albacore or Skipjack, higher quality tuna in the Natural food marketplace is setting standards for the fishing industry. Our Tongol Tuna is available with or without added salt. Try Tongol in pita pockets with lettuce, tomato and onion; a great way to get the family to try a protein rich food!
4/ Safe Catch Elite Lowest Mercury Solid Wild Tuna Steak
Most canned tuna loses flavor and the majority of Omega 3s due to precooking and machine processing. We hand pack premium raw wild tuna steaks to retain all the vital Omega 3 oils and nutrients and then slow cook them to perfection. We hand pick premium wild tuna, then test each and every one to a mercury limit that is ten times (10x) lower than the FDA action limit. Safe Catch Elite is the only brand of tuna that meets Consumer Reports’ “Low Mercury” criteria set for pregnant women and children. Safe Catch Elite is the official tuna of the American Pregnancy Association.
5/ Gold Seal Wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon
Goal Seal whole light tuna (120 g) wins the test bench. For 85 g, it contains more protein than the majority (22 g) and it contains little fat (0.5 g), no saturated fat and displays a good list of ingredients.
6/ WILD SELECTIONS Solid Light Tuna in Water
WILD SELECTIONS light tuna in pieces (120 g) and Selection crumbled light tuna (120 g) are among the least salted (228 mg) and the least fatty. They are also low in calories (91 calories per 85 g).
7/ Clover Leaf Flaked Lite Tuna
Clover Leaf brand low-fat crumbled light tuna (120 g) is a very good nutritional choice. This tuna is distinguished by the fact that it has no added salt. An 85 g serving contains only 142 mg of sodium. Also, we like the fact that it provides few calories per serving (85 calories) and that it contains little fat.