Canned Tuna

Canned Tuna
  • Canned tuna is a great source of heart-healthy, omega-3 fatty acids, which may help protect against heart disease.
  • It is less expensive to get folate, protein and vitamin A from canned tuna than from fresh or frozen.  For example, each gram of protein found in canned tuna costs 18 cents less than the equivalent amount of protein in fresh and 25 cents less per gram than frozen tuna.
  • Canned tuna offers an affordable and easy-to-prepare source of protein.

Quick Tips for Using Canned Tuna:

  • Combine canned tuna, chopped celery, light mayonnaise (and whatever other ingredients you like - hard-boiled egg, grapes, canned mandarin oranges) for a quick and easy tuna salad.
  • Add drained canned tuna to pasta or mac 'n cheese for added nutrition and flavor.
  • Top salads with canned tuna for added protein.
  • Open and serve - no cooking necessary.

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