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I'm trying to add a little protein to my carb ueber rich diet. I like tuna, so I thought I'd buy some canned stuff. I don't want to eat it every day, but I like it maybe once or twice a week.

I don't know what the difference between the canned types are. There is albacore tuna (more expensive) and light tuna.

I wikipediaed them, but didn't get a lot of info.

Anyone have any thoughts about canned tuna. Yes, I know there is concern about mercury. I'm not planning on eating it often, I can't have any more babies, and I feel fish has some good health benefits. I just want to know what the difference is, nutritionally, between "regular" canned tuna and albacore tuna.

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Albacore has much higher mercury levels - I would only eat chunk light.
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Why would albacore be more expensive then? Is it supposed to be healthier in other aspects?

I'm just curious, is it a taste/texture/"white meat" issue? Or a nutritional one? Or simply a marketing issue?

I'm fine continuing to eat the cheaper one! Honestly, I go in spurts. Right now, I could eat three cans a day, every day (I restrain myself to a couple of servings a week). At some point I'll get sick of it, and I won't eat it again for several months.

Thanks for your input, cycle.
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I was just wondering about this! I don't think either of my kids has ever had tuna, but I could have some for lunch occasionally. Any idea what the current recommendations are for kids and tuna?

eta: canned light tuna is supposed to be ok for kids.
http://www.epa.gov/waterscience/fishadvice/advice.html

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Why would albacore be more expensive then? Is it supposed to be healthier in other aspects?

I'm just curious, is it a taste/texture/"white meat" issue? Or a nutritional one? Or simply a marketing issue?

I'm fine continuing to eat the cheaper one! Honestly, I go in spurts. Right now, I could eat three cans a day, every day (I restrain myself to a couple of servings a week). At some point I'll get sick of it, and I won't eat it again for several months.

Thanks for your input, cycle.
I think it is probably a white meat/marketing scheme. I used to eat albacore (many years ago) because I didn't like the texture of the chunk light- I just started eating tuna again and got the chunk light because I now know about the mercury issue, and it tastes a lot better than the albacore!
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