View Full Version : Tuna nutrition facts make no sense....

04-03-2005, 08:06 PM
I'm looking at the back of this pouch of tuna, and this is what it says:

Serving size: 2 oz.
Servings per pouch: 2.5
Cals: 60
Fat: 0g
Carbs: 0g
Protein 12g

This makes no sense, if it has no fat, no carbs and 12g protein per serving, that would be only 48 cals.

I know it's only a diff of 12 cals, but if I eat the whole pouch (2.5 servings) that's a difference of like 40 cals.

04-03-2005, 08:17 PM
darn what the heck are we gonna do?

04-03-2005, 08:42 PM
So, there are 3g of something missing, eh? Well, I'm looking at two brands of tuna right now. One is Bumblebee tuna and the other is Chicken of the sea. Both say the protein per serving is 15 grams. Well, it looks like we found your 3 grams. Seriously, in the grand scheme of things it's not going to make that big a dfference.

Vapour Trails
04-03-2005, 08:53 PM
You have to keep in mind those numbers are always rounded. For instance, if there is 0.4g fat, they round it to 0.

04-03-2005, 09:52 PM
My chicken of the sea can says:

Serving Size: 2oz
Servings Per Container: 24

Calories: 60
Protein: 13g
Carb: 0g
Fat: .5g

Protein: 52 cals
Carb: 0 cals
Fat: 4.5 cals

That's 56.5 cals. Missing 3.5 cals/serving. :eek:

If you're going to be that anal about it. I suggest weighing your cans of tuna after you drain the meat. I guarantee that there isn't 5oz of tuna in your can. More along the lines of 3-4oz. When eating 4+ cans of tuna per day, that could be a 4-8+oz protein lost. At 13g protein for ever 2oz tuna, that adds up.

Get yourself a food scale and invest in LARGE cans of tuna, then portion it out yourself. I buy the ginormous can of chicken of the sea tuna from Costco. :thumbup:

04-05-2005, 03:05 PM
tuna w/ water normally has .5g fat from all the ones ive seen

04-05-2005, 04:21 PM
wow I have 18g of protein in my tuna.
An extra 3 grams on top of chicken of the sea :)

04-30-2005, 11:17 PM
it does have a little fat in there but they dont mark it on the pack because its so low, and sometimes they round off the calories. Trust me there is at least 1 to 2 grams of fat in there.

05-01-2005, 01:55 PM
the ginormous can of chicken of the sea tuna from Costco. :thumbup:

I am broke so the huge can would be nice. How long does it last in the fridge? Some days I feel like turkey sandwiches.

05-01-2005, 04:09 PM
Wait, so is it chicken, or is it tuna? :D