View Full Version : What's the best tuna??

10-28-2001, 08:29 AM
What is the best tuna? Is it really chicken of the sea? Is there any real nutrient difference in the different breands? I have noticed a taste difference. If there is a difference, what should I be looking for?

10-28-2001, 09:05 AM
I haven't seen any tuna with different nurtient values. The taste is the only difference that I know of. The best kind that I've found is Bumble Bee. Give it a try!

10-28-2001, 10:14 AM
here in canada, "President's Choice" is the best tuna I've tried. Its so good, I wouldn't even classify it as tuna!

Hot Shot
10-28-2001, 01:10 PM
Clover leaf

10-28-2001, 01:13 PM
I also like Bumble Bee :D

10-28-2001, 03:02 PM
im a cheap little guy and i just go for the cheapest cans.

10-28-2001, 07:22 PM
Whatever brand you get, water packed is healthier than oil packed. The reason is that when tuna is packed in vegetable oil, the omega-3 fatty acids in the tuna dissolve in the vegetable oil, so when you drain it off, you're also draining off the good fat from the tuna.

10-28-2001, 07:30 PM
Thanks. I have been wondering about the whole oil or water thing. But you just cleared it up for me Taras. Thanks again.

johny walker
10-28-2001, 07:48 PM
the best tuna I have tried and always use is clover leaf white albacore tuna (low sodium)

10-28-2001, 09:31 PM
Tuna is tuna. I just buy walmart brand, becuase i'm a tight wad. The great value products taste just like the name brands. You can get great value tuna for .44 a can.

10-30-2001, 03:17 PM
Originally posted by Avatar
here in canada, "President's Choice" is the best tuna I've tried. Its so good, I wouldn't even classify it as tuna!

Ditto...PC Albacore low sodium is awesome...expensive though!

10-30-2001, 03:19 PM
Maybe thats because its not Tuna... :evillaugh

Maki Riddington
10-30-2001, 04:32 PM
The best tuna is no tuna IMO.

the doc
10-30-2001, 05:14 PM
i like starkist albacore in water 38g protein
0.70 $/can at costco

10-30-2001, 06:40 PM
starkist albacore is 'da ****. I get 10 cans at a time at Costco. Damn good deal. Tastes so good, you have to eat it right out of the can.

the doc
10-30-2001, 07:11 PM

10-31-2001, 10:39 AM
I've been told Dave's Albacore is the best you can get. It's pricey, but not double cooked and processed like regular tuna. I'm a cheap SOB so I've never bought any, but people swear by it!

Bullrider Billy
11-01-2001, 10:48 AM
I'd been buying all the commercial packed-in-water brands for years. But I recently discovered Progresso and Cento brands, packed in olive oil. Of course I drain the oil off, but you can't beat the taste of the tuna. It's a different cut of tuna also. Maybe that makes it taste better. It's pretty expensive at $1.99-2.49 per can. But it's the only tuna I can eat (and actually enjoy) anymore without using a cannon plunger to force it down.