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Old 11-09-2004, 07:09 PM   #1
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Question I have a question about tuna and omega 3's.

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I was just looking at the calories/fat etc, on the nutrtion label of my tuna and noticed that it contained 0 fat. If there is omega 3 fatty acids in tuna, then how can it be fat free. For example, the fish oil I take has 5 grams of fat in it so....what do you think?

 
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Re: I have a question about tuna and omega 3's.

Hi Jessica.

I looked this answer up for you on the internet. It was a good website if you want more info than I give you here: see omega-3 info

"Oily fish are the best source of Omega-3 fatty acids: herring, mackerel, sardines, pilchards, salmon, and trout. Fresh tuna is a good source, although canned tuna is not as the oil is lost in processing and replaced by another, eg sunflower or soya oil."

I hope that helps.

 
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Old 11-11-2004, 05:17 AM   #3
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Re: I have a question about tuna and omega 3's.

Thanks, that makes alot of sense!

 
Old 11-11-2004, 11:44 AM   #4
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Re: I have a question about tuna and omega 3's.

I always wondered about that, too.

 
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Re: I have a question about tuna and omega 3's.

hey jess.. how many times a week can i have tuna.??.i just mix it in pasta or salad.. .. i also heard someone say somtin about mercury..boh

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Re: I have a question about tuna and omega 3's.

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hey jess.. how many times a week can i have tuna.??.i just mix it in pasta or salad.. .. i also heard someone say somtin about mercury..boh

buh bye
I think it's safe to eat 2 times a week. I have no idea where I heard that though.

 
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Re: I have a question about tuna and omega 3's.

hey jess what kind do you use?? sometimes i use the clover leaf one, its in water..no oil..hmm..What about sardines?? its ok??

 
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hey jess what kind do you use?? sometimes i use the clover leaf one, its in water..no oil..hmm..What about sardines?? its ok??
I usually use the Starkist kind, I think that's the name? It's called white tuna.

 
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Re: I have a question about tuna and omega 3's.

Lifelong,

My last Tuna (Master Choice Light in Water) was very good for the price and the best of the "light" I've found and I studied the label:
1 can:
Calories: 150
Protein: 33 grams (fabulous)
Fat: 2.5 grams
Saturated: 0 grams

Now the Ingredients say: Tuna, Water, Vegetable broth, and salt.
Thus my guess is that this can contains about 2,500 mg. of tuna oil and thus is high in Omega-3's.
On the oil packed, there would be no way of knowing how much is veg oil and how much is fish oil.

 
Old 11-24-2004, 10:27 AM   #10
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Now the Ingredients say: Tuna, Water, Vegetable broth, and salt.
Thus my guess is that this can contains about 2,500 mg. of tuna oil and thus is high in Omega-3's.
On the oil packed, there would be no way of knowing how much is veg oil and how much is fish oil.
But how much fat do you think might have been in the vegetable broth? (Not to mention MSG?)

I just get paranoid with ANY additives . . . they can sneak a lot in that way!

 
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But how much fat do you think might have been in the vegetable broth? (Not to mention MSG?)

I just get paranoid with ANY additives . . . they can sneak a lot in that way!

cripe!!! exactly right

 
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