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Nutrition FAQs

F/V Sonja albacore tuna are troll caught and rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, protein and minerals.  Here are the answers to some common questions about albacore tuna and its health benefits.

What are Omega-3 Fatty Acids?
Mercury in Fish

What are Omega-3 Fatty Acids?

These are the natural fatty acids that are highly polyunsaturated and good for your heart.  Fish are the most common source of omega-3 fatty acids, and troll-caught premium albacore tuna has higher concentrations of omega-3 than older tuna caught in deeper waters. 

You can taste the Omega-3 difference in a can of F/V Sonja albacore tuna.  You will find yourself using less mayonnaise or other less-healthy oils in your recipes because the younger troll caught tuna is not as dry.  The heart-healthy and cancer-fighting Omega-3s will replace saturated fats without sacrificing taste. 

To identify a can of troll-caught albacore, look for a can that has 3 - 5 grams of total fat.  The higher fat content reflects the omega-3 essential fatty acids.  Canned tuna that contains older, larger tuna that is not as rich in Omega-3 has only 1 - 2 grams of fat. 

Fish oil Omega-3 has been shown to improve your heart health by...

  • reducing chance of sudden cardiac death
  • reducing change of having a first heart attack
  • reducing the risk of stroke
  • lowering blood tryglycerides
  • increasing high density lipoprotein levels
  • reducing likelihood of blood clots
  • improving vascular function
  • reducing inflammation
  • stabilizing atherosclerotic plaques
  • modestly reducing blood pressure

See Also
  American Fishermen's Research Foundation
  How to identify Troll Caught Albacore Tuna 
  The Omega 3 Information Service

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Mercury in Fish

Research as shown that troll-caught albacore harvested from waters off the coasts of California, Oregon and Washington are small (~10 to 24 pounds).  Their mercury levels are typically well below the EPA limit of 1 part per million. 

F/V Sonja Test Results
F/V Sonja Canned Albacore Tuna has been tested by Am Test Laboratories to determine mercury levels in the fish.  In the random samples subjected to testing, an average mercury level of 0.158 was found - again well below the EPA limit.  Am Test analytical procedures are well documented and typically derived from protocols of the EPA, USDA, FDA or Army Corps of Engineers.

See Also:
  Astoria research finds local albacore is very safe to eat

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Why is Albacore Tuna Good For You?

The Omega-3 Fatty acids in tuna help prevent or reduce...

heart disease
cholesterol levels
and much more

F/V Sonja Albacore Tuna
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37197 Towhee Drive  |  Astoria, OR  97103  |  Phone:  503.325.2500