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Old 01-21-2005, 10:11 AM   #1
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Just curious about how much omega 3's are in tuna?

Hi,
I eat tuna about 2x a week and was wondering how much omega 3's are in a can because I may not take my fish oil those days, thanks.

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Old 01-21-2005, 02:46 PM   #2
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Re: Just curious about how much omega 3's are in tuna?

I can't come up with the exact figure right away, but I would take the fish oil. Now, if you eat salmon, skip the fish oil, maybe.

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Old 01-21-2005, 09:27 PM   #3
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Re: Just curious about how much omega 3's are in tuna?

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I can't come up with the exact figure right away, but I would take the fish oil. Now, if you eat salmon, skip the fish oil, maybe.
Okay, I figured that I shouldn't skip it, thanks.

 
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Re: Just curious about how much omega 3's are in tuna?

Jessica,

Figure a little less than 400 mg. in a can of water packed light tuna. Not really enough for a full day's needs.

 
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Re: Just curious about how much omega 3's are in tuna?

Good thing I saved the July, 2003 issue of Consumer Reports, which lists the omega-3 content of several different fish.

Tuna, water-canned, light (200mg)
Tuna, oil-canned, light (100mg)
Tuna, water-canned, white* (700mg)
Tuna, bluefin * (1300mg)

* May be high in mercury
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Re: Just curious about how much omega 3's are in tuna?

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Good thing I saved the July, 2003 issue of Consumer Reports, which lists the omega-3 content of several different fish.

Tuna, water-canned, light (200mg)
Tuna, oil-canned, light (100mg)
Tuna, water-canned, white* (700mg)
Tuna, bluefin * (1300mg)

* May be high in mercury
Wow, that's it!(omega 3). I have the starkist chunklight in water right now. THanks guys.

 
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Re: Just curious about how much omega 3's are in tuna?

On the other hand....


A can of pink salmon contains 1400mg omega-3.
A can of sardines in oil provides 800mg omega-3.
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Re: Just curious about how much omega 3's are in tuna?

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On the other hand....


A can of pink salmon contains 1400mg omega-3.
A can of sardines in oil provides 800mg omega-3.
Thanks!

 
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Re: Just curious about how much omega 3's are in tuna?

USDA is kinder to the chunk-light water pack and gives it a rating of 460 mg. n-3 oils.

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