View Full Version : How much sodium in tuna?

05-29-2002, 04:59 PM
How much would you guys say is in your average can (120 g drained weight)?

05-29-2002, 05:27 PM
About 450-500mg (fitday). Don't you have nutrition facts?

05-29-2002, 09:51 PM
Originally posted by TryingToBeBig
About 450-500mg (fitday). Don't you have nutrition facts?

I live in Canada. Our rules for food labels are far less stringent than you Americans.

05-29-2002, 09:55 PM
Also, is tuna really as good a protein source as we have all been led to believe if it contains that much sodium? Sure the macros can't be beat for a low carb, low fat source of protein, but that seems like an awful lot of salt.

05-30-2002, 07:26 AM
The salt generally comes from the brine. Wash it out first. You need some sodium in your diet. It's an important electrolyte.

05-30-2002, 08:01 AM
Starkist Chunk Light in Water - 6 oz can

2oz contains 250mg of sodium.
1 can is roughly 625mg.