Great Value Chunk Light Tuna In Water Reviews

Great Value Chunk Light Tuna In Water

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Great Value "Chunk" Light Tuna: High In Protein, Low In Price

Mar 25, 2012
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Pros:Inexpensive, slightly chunky, packed in water.

Cons:A little high in sodium, only sold at Wal-Mart.

The Bottom Line: An excellent source of protein!





If you are looking to get more protein in your diet, tuna is an excellent source but you do have to be careful about how it is packed. The healthier versions are packed in water but they can be a little high in sodium. I buy canned tuna twenty at a time; I never run out and keep about ten cans in the refrigerator at all times. Knowing that most of the Great Value products are about the same as name brand, I switched a couple months ago and have been completely satisfied with the taste of it. Some people rinse their tuna before they eat it, I just press the lid into the tuna and allow it to drain. While this is called "light tuna" it isn't really light, it's just packed in water instead of oil. I'd love to be able to get fresh tuna but I don't trust more of the places in my area that sell it outside of Wholey's.

The five ounce cans don't have a lot of water in them so you are getting a decent amount of tuna; they are a Great Value product so the only place you should see them is Wal-Mart. If you see them at a closeout store, skip getting it because it is outdated. There's a warning on the label that it contains soy and that it may contain bones; I've never encountered bones in mine but it could happen. It's call "chunk tuna" on the label, not chunky tuna. If you are looking to make tuna salad this is a good pick because it doesn't require a lot of smashing or mashing. There are chunks but they aren't huge. This is not gourmet tuna so if that is what you are looking for then go with a top shelf brand. Even though the label says that it is packed in water, the ingredients list vegetable broth and salt which is how you end up with 180 milligrams of sodium per serving. Rinsing or draining can remove some of it but not all of it.

As far as taste goes, it's canned tuna. It doesn't have a heavy fishy smell to it but you should rinse these out before you put them in with your metal recyclables or you might end up with cats ripping open your bags or trying to get in to your plastic containers. The cans are easy to open but they are short so you have to open them on the edge of a countertop. This carries the dolphin safe logo on it but who can say whether that's accurate or not. They make a claim about it being a natural source of Omega-3 but you have to read the side panel to get the full scoop on that. To me it's the same taste as other canned tuna products I have tried in the past and I'll keep buying it as long as the price stays at a reasonable .59 cents a can.

Each can contains about two servings; a serving is two ounces so when you remove the water from it you are getting a little more than two ounces for a serving. I can eat a single can with no problem. I use this to make tuna salad along with minced hard boiled eggs, diced celery, diced onions and mayonnaise. Each two ounce serving contains 50 calories, 1 gram of fat, 180 milligrams of sodium, less than a gram of carbohydrates and 10 grams of protein. It goes without saying that this is something that a lot of body builders eat because of the amount of protein. The sodium is a little high but I consider it a fair trade off. To me it's one of the better in-store brands of tuna and it's backed with Wal-Mart's satisfaction guarantee. If you don't like it you can return the 'packed and receipt" for a replacement or refund.


^V^ ©Freak369 - 2012 ^V^


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