Step 1: Facts
I wanted to share all the information in this instructable but I could not find the brand I wanted so I decided to wait and publish more information after I can show the comparison.
#1. Most canned tuna has all kinds of fillers in it, thus you get less meat and more junk.
#2. Mercury content in the meat is a big issue and we here in the U.S. get the worst/highest mercury content in the world. It's really bad.
#3. Bumblebee, Starkist, and Chicken of the Sea are the top 3 companies that provide like 80% of our tuna in the U.S.
#4. Bumblebee and Chicken of the Sea is pretty much a product of mush as far as quality. Starkist is the best of the three, but still has junk fillers.
#5. Those three use nets that harm all the 'cute' sea creatures we love like dolphins and stuff, but the big thing is they are part of big corporatism...
WILD PLANET brand catches their tuna one at a time. They DO NOT PACK THE TUNA IN WATER or ANYTHING ELSE other than the FISH in the can! No fillers, just tuna. Because of this, you get about 300% more Omega 3's compared to other canned tuna which we severely lack in our diets. They have one of the best mercury ratings in the nation and the fish is U.S.A. fish which is better to buy locally.
Roger pays about $0.32 per oz at our local grocery store for Starkist white albacore (which is more expensive than Bumblebee & Chicken of the Sea brands).
Wild Planet white albacore is approx $0.42 per oz and we aren't paying for water or filler.
(They tell you NOT to drain the can because the 'juice' is from the fish i.e. the oil.)
Wild Planet albacore tuna appears to be the best for you and a better buy than the scraps you get from everyone else.
I love it when supporting ethical and sustainable companies makes economic sense as well :)
Got the Wild Planet tuna. Won't ever willingly go back to the other stuff! All that is in the can is nice big chunks of tuna steak. Even though the tuna is packed in its own juices, there isn't much "juice" to speak of - you definitely get more tuna in the can than the other brands. It tastes fresher too!
Roger, the ultimate tuna lover said he never wants to eat that other stuff again. He said more tuna in the can or not, he definitely TASTES the difference...
Anyway, just thought I would share. It is certainly worth the 3+ hours I spent researching and finally taking the risk to order.
I found some information about how to choose the right tuna that supports her statement:
Step 2: Ingredients and Utensils
1/2 Slice or less of lighter brown bread not shown
1 Small can tuna.
Mayonnaise as desired
1 /4 Cup diced lettuce Dark green lettuce has the most food value but spinach and kale have more.
1 /4 cup Diced Pickle saving enough for garnish
A small section of Red bell pepper or I used a Sliced carrot for beak, eye brows, and tail
1/4 Cup diced Onion
1/4 Cup diced Celery
1/4 cup diced parsley and a small sprig for garnish Parsley is very very high in vitamin C.
Pepper corns for pupils
I used cheese for the eyeballs white bread would work, or a turnip.
Olives optional for garnish
Basic kitchen tools and:
1 Tree cutter if you like the look of it, or just cut a strip to make the tail section from bread.
1 Tiny lid from food coloring to make eyes and the circle at the forehead was used.
Step 3: Wash and Dice
Pickle save some strips for garnish
Parsley save a spring for garnish
Step 4: Carrot and Cheese
Step 5: Cut the Bread
Cut approximately 1/4 circle from the lighter bread for the lower part of the face.
Cut out the tail.
Step 6: Tuna Salad
Pour the tuna into a bowl.
Add all the diced ingredients.
Season to taste.
Here is some health information about mayonnaise that might interest you! http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/fsrl/pubs/Handouts/mayo.pdf
Step 7: Assemble
You will notice 2 different ways that I assembled the bread.
I liked the face where I cut off the dark brown bread so the lighter brown bread was on the top of the sandwich instead of tucked in the sandwich.
Step 8: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts
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