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A tuna is a saltwater finfish that belongs to the tribe Thunnini, a sub-grouping of the mackerel family – which together with the tunas, also includes the bonitos, mackerels, and Spanish mackerels (Wikipedia, nd).

Allergy Alert:

An allergic reaction to tuna may produce red, swollen, itchy welts called hives or urticaria, explains the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. Hives may occur within minutes of eating or handling tuna and usually last for two to four hours. Swelling around your eyes and lips may also develop (Ibay, January 8th, 2013).

Common Uses:

Tuna is canned in edible oils, in brine, in water, and in various sauces. Tuna may be processed to be “chunked” or “flaked”. In the United States, 52% of canned tuna is used for sandwiches; 22% for salads; and 15% for casseroles and dried, packaged meal mixes (Wikipedia, nd).

Serving Size 1 can (165 g)
Per Serving                                                                     % Daily Value*
Calories                                                                           191

Calories from Fat                                                      12

Total Fat 1.4g                                                               2%

Saturated Fat 0.4g                                                    2%

Polyunsaturated Fat                                               0.6g

Monounsaturated Fat                                           0.3g

Cholesterol 50mg                                                     17%

Sodium 83mg                                                                3%

Potassium 391.05mg                                              11%

Carbohydrates 0g                                                      0%

Dietary Fiber 0g                                                          0%

Sugars                                                                                0g

Protein                                                                              42.1g

Vitamin A 2% · Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% · Iron 14%

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