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Tuna in a Pouch

Starkist Tuna in a Pouch

Tear open a vacuum-sealed bag of Starkist, Chicken of the Sea or Bumble Bee tuna. By the way, unopened, they will remain fresh for over a year in your cupboard. The tuna is fresh-tasting and succulent and there is no liquid to drain off. The chunks are firm, not mushy.

Try it in a sandwich -- mash with some light or low-fat mayonnaise or for a tangy kick, unflavored, non-fat yogurt. Toss it on a salad or throw some into a pita bread with some onion, tomato and lettuce. You can even eat it right out of the pouch if you wish.

Limiting Mercury

There is one drawback: The tuna is so good you may end up eating too much sodium (250mg in each quarter-cup) and mercury.

To limit mercury you should limit tuna to seven ounces a week. That is equivalent to one large pouch or about one cup. If you are a woman and are -- or are trying to become -- pregnant, it is five ounces a week. Children who weigh 25 to 45 pounds can have five ounces a month, while children under 25 pounds can have half that much.

A site visitor had some interesting feedback regarding the "Tuna in a Pouch". She says:
"You need to include Chicken of the Sea. In fact, they have many different seafoods in a pouch which are all probably belly friendly such as crab, shrimp, pink salmon, etc. definitely more to choose from."

Many thanks to Betsy for the helpful feedback!

Disclosure: We have no affiliation with the manufacturer mentioned above.

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