Talking Tuna - Calories in Tuna
Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites
Calories in tuna packed in oil, tuna packed in water, yellowfin tuna, bluefin tuna and skipjack tuna.
Opting for the tuna that is sealed in water rather than oil can save you calories and fat in your diet.
Take note that the caloric amount in tuna will vary depending upon which name brands you use as well as the species of tuna.
We have nutrition facts for yellowfin, bluefin, and skipjack tuna below - as well as tuna salad calories.
A short list of tuna calories:
3 ounces drained, light, canned in water - 99 calories
3 ounces of chunk light tuna packed in oil, 168 calories
Nutrition Tips & Facts for Dieters & Tuna
Canned tuna is one of a dieter's TOP PICKS while dieting. It's tasty, it makes a wonderful take-along-to-work or play food, and it's very minimal in caloric content. When it's packed in spring water, it's exceptionally low in energy values. Because tuna is a very large fish, it has time to collect toxins in the body. The more toxins, the higher the health risks where tuna consumption is concerned.
Methyl Mercury Advisories
Too much of certain fish can pose risk to health. The fish which contain the highest amounts of methyl mercury are: shark, swordfish, King mackerel, and tilefish.
Common fish which are consumed by Americans which are lowest in methyl mercury content are: shrimp, salmon, pollock, catfish and canned light tuna. Up to 12 ounces weekly can be safely consumed.
However, the albacore tuna comes with more risks and no more than 6 ounces per week should be consumed.
Nutrition Facts, Calories in Tuna
The Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna data is based on cooked, using dry heat methods.
Raw Slipjack tuna contains 88 calories per 3 ounces, 18.70 protein grams, 0.86 total fat grams and zero dietary and carbohydrate grams.
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