Sodium & Solid White Tuna (Bumble Bee) in a can

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   Posted 1/15/2010 9:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I was curious if anyone eats solid white albacore bumble bee tuna in a can. There are 2 servings in a 5 OZ. can 180 MG per serving. Try to get 3 sandwiches or 4 out of a can with no salt whole wheat bread 10 mg. a slice + a tblsp of mayo 70 mg. with fresh lettuce and tomato. I run cold water over the tuna before preparation, but do not know how much sodium gets washed off? Tuna is a good source of protein and has magnesium and taste good too. I tried to purchase low -sodium or no-salt tuna in the supermarket, but can not find any. Where can you find low-sodium or no-salt added, at a health store, Trader Joe's ?

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   Posted 1/15/2010 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   
I prefer the Bumble Bee tuna in oil. The 5 ounce can has two servings, tastes better than the albacore, has fish oil that's good for you and has 180 mg. of sodium per serving. Having oil negates the need to use butter or mayo to make a sandwich. I usually take a half can and put it in a salad, lettuce, celery and red onion. I use the oil with some lemon juice as a dressing. Tastes great and is good for you. 180 mg. of sodium is about 20% of what I try to maintain per day. Under 1,000 mg. a day makes my hepatologist and dietitian happy. Some of the imported tuna in olive oil may have less salt, but I don't have a can in the house to look at. It certainly tastes better. Olive oil is good stuff if used in small quantities. Sardines are also good. **David**

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   Posted 1/15/2010 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Tuna....hhmmm try this
...shredd your lettuce dice your tomatoes add a boiled egg chopped and of course tuna is not happenin unless you have the onions.....then your mayo..... check sodium on mustard or add small amount mustard powder...... you will get 4 nice sandwiches then, depending on how much of the veggies you mix with it. makes a nice roll up sandwich too!
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   Posted 1/23/2010 5:49 AM (GMT -6)   

This past week I found some very low sodium, Bumble Bee, 5oz., 2servings, 35 mg's., a serving, solid white albacore at the Market Basket. It is more expensive, but the lower the sodium the better. I quit smoking in October and it was an instant pay raise, so now I do not mind spending more money on fresh foods, meat, vegetables, etc. Before I was neglecting my food selection and purchasing all cheap stuff and did not even realize it!

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   Posted 1/23/2010 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   

Mike, congrats on quitting smoking!  I stopped 7 yrs. ago.  It's not easy to quit nor to stay stopped.  I don't particularly care for the Bumble Bee brand, but if you found a low-sodium one that you're happy with, that's great!



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