nutritional values

From the point of view of nutrition, canned tuna is a complete food with a low calorie count. Tuna tinned in oil accounts for approximately 300 kcal per 100g, but this diminishes if the tuna is drained. Fresh tuna or tuna preserved in brine has less than half this amount of calories. It is almost completely fat-free, but does however contain omega-3 unsaturated fats which help prevent heart disease. It provides complete proteins and important vitamins, especially those of the B-group. It is also high in iodine, phosphorous and potassium. The fact that it is absolutely carbohydrate-free makes it the perfect food for those on a low-calorie diet.

Canned tuna in oil and drained

Carbohydrates: 0
Proteins: 23,5
Fats: 18,5
Water: 54,6
Calories: 247

Canned tuna in brine

Carbohydrates: 0
Proteins: 20
Fats: 2,6
Water: 61,5
Calories: 103

Fresh tuna

Carbohydrates: 0
Proteins: 21,5
Fats: 8
Water: 61,5
Calories: 158
Edible percentage: 90
Gross calories: 142

Average nutritional values (g/100 of the edible part of fresh tuna)

Edible percentage 90%

Water 61.5

Lipids* 8.1

Cholesterol (mg/100g) 70.0

* varies with age and the time of the biological life cycle from 3 to 15%


Main types of fatty acids (g/100 of the edible part of fresh tuna)

Saturated 3.35

Monounsaturated 1.51

Polyunsaturated 3.20