How does your tuna stack up? Greenpeace has ranked 20 well-known canned tuna brands that can be found in grocery stores nationwide based on how sustainable, ethical, and fair their tuna products are for our oceans—and for the workers that help get the products to store shelves.
Tuna is a great lean protein choice, rich in omega-3 fatty acids: eicosapentaenoic acid, or EPA, and docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA. These are healthy unsaturated fats that might improve blood vessel function, lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. Each 6-ounce portion contains 33 grams of protein, but less than 2 grams of fat. You can’t beat that! Tuna does contain mercury, so choose light over white, which is lower in mercury according to the FDA.
Greenpeace recommends, if you’re going to buy tuna, make sure to choose a responsibly-caught option. Check out their top 20 brands here.