Do You Prefer Water or Oil-Based Tuna?
March 29, 2016 6:51am CST
Such a question could probably be modified and asked of other foods or even of other items. But as to tuna... Which do you prefer? Why? Personally, I much prefer oil-based. Surprised? Here's why... The oil better preserves the freshness and flavor of the tuna. Have you ever opened a can of water-based tuna? Honestly, don't you have to admit it's pretty much mush? I don't buy albacore white because I've heard (whether rightly or not) that it contains more mercury than yellowfin tuna. I get solid tuna. I open the can, but leave the lid in the can, and press slightly to drain off excess oil. Then I use it, more often than not by combining with mayonnaise and eating it as a sandwich, or plain, on crackers, or just with a fork. How 'bout you?
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30 Mar 16
I used to like the water packed one when watching calories but I've come to prefer the oil packed tuna now. I also appreciate that the one packed in oil actually IS packed in oil if you read the ingredients listed on the can. The ones packed in water are actually packed in water and soy (which they somehow get away with calling vegetable broth), and that can be an issue for people with a soy allergy. I find that rather sneaky and misleading that it says it is packed in water on the front of the can but the back lists additional things.