08-21-2002, 02:29 PM #1
Is tuna in vegetable oil good for you?
Well, I usually buy tuna in spring water, but picked up one in vegetable oil by mistake...I usually eat two cans per meal, so the first one I ate was the spring water, the second the veg. oil. The one with the vegetable oil tasted awesome!! It was sooo much better than the spring water one. The labels read as follows:
Servings per can 2.5
- Sat Fat 0
Protein 13 g
Servings per can 2.5
- Sat Fat 1g
Well, of course the fat content is higher, but it is not high in saturated fat...only 2.5gms Saturated for the 15 gms of fat. What are your opinions on this?
08-21-2002, 04:51 PM #2
Yuck, I hate tuna in oil... I can't get it down. I eat 4 cans a day. I will stick with the water.
08-22-2002, 08:43 AM #3
Woodsy169....I did the exact same thing.
I would like to know as well. I thought it tasted much better!
I would tend to think if you are already on a low fat diet, which I actually am on, that the oil is probably not going to hurt. Depending on how many cans a day would also be in question.
But I could be wrong.
08-22-2002, 09:33 AM #4
Yes, I was thinking the same thing with the low fat diet thing...I tend to watch saturated fats more than fat content. I eat 3 - 4 cans of tuna a day, so maybe one mixed in won't hurt? Yes, I definitely agree it tasted better...seems that the fat content is the same as a can of pink salmon, although the fat from the salmon is omega 3...wonder what type of fat the oil is in the tuna?
08-22-2002, 09:55 AM #5
Wow, you both like the taste better! I guess you just get use to a certain taste, then anything different tastes funny.
woodsy169; to answer your question about the fat, I think it is a trans fatty acid from partially-hydrogenated vegetable oils, which if I am not mistaken, you should keep these to a minimum. Someone may correct me on this one though.
08-23-2002, 05:37 AM #6New Member
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The problem with tuna in vegetable oil is the quality of the oil.
However, since it's cheaper and tastes better, I squeeze the oil from the tuna with the can top or with a fork.
Even if a small amount of oil stays on, it´s not enough to spoil you diet.
08-24-2002, 09:30 AM #7
If its partially hydrogenated stay away. Also, if yo u go above cal intake, stay away. If you need to use the can in order to not waste it, wash the tuna in water to drain away the oil.
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