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    Protein in a tuna can, do they lie?!

    Maybe I squeeze the water out of my tuna hard but I took 1 can of drained tuna and got 90 grams = 19.85 g's of protein instead of the 2.5 servings time 13 = 33 g's of protein. I added a second can and got to 185 but I gave my dog a little(5-10 g's) from the second can...Which totals to 40 protein...2 cans = 40 or so grams of protein...****!!! .... This was bumblebee Chunk light by the way...

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    I'm curious on this too....Bump.

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    hoss your always curios.. and remember couriosity killed cat. i dont think they would lie on the lables.. but weight is with water, etc..

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    Elliot,

    Its says "2 oz drained (56g - about 1/4 cup)"
    http://www.bumblebee.com/products_indiv.jsp?prodid=107

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    you'd be surprised how much they can get away with on labels....i wouldnt doubt that they have some false info....AL i would just continue to measure it out for yourself....i assume you're using a digital scale if you can measure that accurately, if your not then maybe your measurements are off.

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    Ah....Im using a cheapo scale from bed bath and beyond...How inaccurate could a $5 scale be? It says it was accurate to like 5 g's or something...

    Quote Originally Posted by bigsd67
    you'd be surprised how much they can get away with on labels....i wouldnt doubt that they have some false info....AL i would just continue to measure it out for yourself....i assume you're using a digital scale if you can measure that accurately, if your not then maybe your measurements are off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigsd67
    you'd be surprised how much they can get away with on labels....i wouldnt doubt that they have some false info....AL i would just continue to measure it out for yourself....i assume you're using a digital scale if you can measure that accurately, if your not then maybe your measurements are off.
    ditto. just like companies can say thier products have 0 calories when its anywhere from 0-4 calories.

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    If they were gonna lie on the label, I would think that they would make it say less calories on the label than there really are, not more.

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    When you drain the tuna, I don't think your supposed to squeeze it until it's bone dry... Maybe leave it a little moist and weigh it, as water retention in the tuna will dramatically impact the weight.

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    Ok..So how am I suppose to know how much protein Im eating if the can servings says "varied"...I want a value like 1 can of tuna = X, 1 can of albacore = Y, 1 can of salmon = Z, etc....

    Quote Originally Posted by fritz2435
    When you drain the tuna, I don't think your supposed to squeeze it until it's bone dry... Maybe leave it a little moist and weigh it, as water retention in the tuna will dramatically impact the weight.

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    How about not eating tuna?

    I'd just eat two cans to make sure or not eat it at all.....ain't gonna matter much really being that it's protein.....

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    if i could afford not to eat tuna i would gladly axe it...unfortunately $.50 a can is something that i really cant pass up being a broke college kid that pays rent.

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