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3 Reasons to Try Buying a New Canned Tuna
1. It's lower in mercury. Non-commercial (and often family-run) fisheries get smaller fish, which contain less mercury--sometimes less than half the mercury you'll find in conventional brands' tuna. Henry & Lisa's, which sells its solid white albacore tuna in some 3,500 grocery and natural food stores around the country, also uses BPA-free cans.
2. It's higher in omega 3s. Wild Planet's tuna--which comes in albacore and skipjack varieties, also in BPA-free cans--has 3,460 mg of the heart-healthy fatty acids (which is 6 times more than some conventional brands). American Tuna's has 8,000 to 10,000.
3. It's way more interesting on crackers. Cole's, which sells trout, mackerel, sardines and tuna, also makes a spicy tuna pate with olive oil, tomato, red pepper and spices. Serve it on crackers or bread with a sprig of parsley or basil for an instant--and impressive--hors d'oeuvre. Or just eat it out of the can (it's that good).
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