I dig a good can of salmon or sardines. A lot of them seem to be low fat though (whether they call themselves that or not) and we are obviously not looking for that.
I'd also prefer that they not be canned in oil, even olive oil, because I've read (I think it was mark's daily apple) that the omega content is somehow messed up by this. But if it has to be in oil, EEVO is obviously preferable.
Best if canned with soft bone - seems that most good canned salmon is boneless but I keep reading about benefits of salmon canned with soft bones.
What are some good brands and places to buy canned fish/sea food for general health and omega 3's? I'm not terribly concerned about BPA (unless you can give me clear evidence of its danger). Since I'm looking to get more canned sea food you can guess I'm budget conscious.
Hope this thread can help many people find better, cheaper healthier sea food.
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on November 09, 2013
at 08:57 PM
Trader Joe's Yellowfin tuna is my absolute favorite. It's a little on the expensive side, but you can find it packaged in extra virgin olive oil. Because of how TJ's handles things, however, you have to make sure that they don't have it one week and then never get it again.
on November 07, 2013
at 12:48 PM
If you don't mind BPAs or the source, Walmart carries wild-caught bone-in pink salmon from Bumblee/Chicken of the Sea for less than $4 a 14.75 oz. can, and cheaper for store-brand.
on November 07, 2013
at 04:30 AM
I eat a can of these sardines almost every day:
Wild Planet has a pretty good variety of canned seafood, but the sardines in water are the only thing I've tried. Wild caught, BPA-free cans, with soft bones, in water. Cheapest I've found is $2.83/can on iHerb. I think you get 10% off your order if it totals more than $40 or $60 (can't remember). I've also heard rumors that they're available at Costco.
on November 06, 2013
at 08:43 PM
I've been eating a lot of these water-packed wild shrimp lately:
I also like Skipanon's canned smoked salmon, but it's expensive.