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Good frozen/canned sea food brands!

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Created March 30, 2012 at 6:44 AM

I was searching ways to eat within my budget, and came across a paleo article that suggested canned fish. I am looking primarily into sardine, anchovies, salmon, scallops, oysters, but seriously any sea food/protein is fine. I follow this guide for the most recommended fish: http://www.kidsafeseafood.org/best-choices-archive/

And for sure, like everyone else, I want to avoid mercury, BPA, and want authentic foods. But I also have to keep within my budget. Sustainability is also taken into consideration, but not as much as the other factors as I am desperate.

I am looking for a reliable brand that you guys like. Hopefully it's not too expensive. I buy my 100% grass fed beef for $12/lb, so I want a fish that's perhaps cheaper than that.

I am thinking of eating about 1-3 cans of fish per week, along with my small amount of meat and bunch of eggs. So I don't think I am eating too much.

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on March 30, 2012
at 07:40 PM

I have a trader joe's I can get on by bus. I am going to look tomorrow.

78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

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on March 30, 2012
at 01:00 PM

He's in Venice!

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on March 30, 2012
at 08:06 AM

What other brands of canned or frozen fish do you consume besides Wild Planet

78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

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on March 30, 2012
at 07:24 AM

Well, the canned salmon has 36 g protein per can at a slightly cheaper price (at my grocery store). I guess it all depends on your goals so I don't really know if it would also be "cheaper" for you, depending on how much fat or protein you're trying to get. So yes, it has more protein for about the same price. But then the sardines have more healthy fat.

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

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on March 30, 2012
at 07:18 AM

I have amazon prime trial, thankfully. Wait, so you think the wild salmon is cheaper than the sardine?

78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

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on March 30, 2012
at 07:03 AM

Sorry I'm commenting so much...but I do believe that the salmon is chapter

78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

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on March 30, 2012
at 07:01 AM

If you buy in bulk, it might be a better deal so keep that in mind.

78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

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on March 30, 2012
at 07:00 AM

So I consider 22-25 "one meal's worth" of protein (again, this is only for me). Sardines--$3/meal if you can do okay with the shipping. For you, it looks like it'll be about the same price as your beef if not slightly less if you can get a deal on shipping..

78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

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on March 30, 2012
at 06:59 AM

So I consider 22-25 "one meal's worth" of protein (again, this is only for me). Sardines--$3/meal if you can do okay with the shipping. For you, it looks like it'll be about the same price as your beef if not slightly less if you can get a deal on shipping...good luck For more Paleo hacks: http://paleohacks.com/questions/108446/good-frozen-canned-sea-food-brands#ixzz1qa5FgkFK

78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

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on March 30, 2012
at 06:58 AM

So I consider 22-25 "one meal's worth" of protein (again, this is only for me). Sardines--$3/meal if you can do okay with the shipping. For you, it looks like it'll be about the same price if you can get a deal on shipping...good luck.

78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

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on March 30, 2012
at 06:57 AM

It's about 27ish grams of protein per can (for the sardines), depending on what "flavor" you pick. I get mine for a little less than $3 a can. My ground beef I got (grass-fed, humanely-raised) was a little less than $7/lb with 1/4 of it being 22 grams of protein. That's kind of how I measure "worth" and value. So for ME, the sardines are more expensive. Other brands are cheaper, but WP has bpa-free lining in their cans. But since you're only doing this a few times a week, I think it would be worth it. I've also seen frozen sardines on sale and have thought about purchasing those.

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

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on March 30, 2012
at 06:49 AM

I already saw so many recommend that brand! And yes I am in Venice, but I can order some on amazon. Do you think the Wild Planet products are cheaper than my $12/lb beef? I am very bad with calculation at the moment.

78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

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at 06:48 AM

Hm, I just saw that you're in Venice. I'm not sure if you have those products available there... I think Wild Planet is definitely more expensive than other canned fish, but it's worth it. Frozen Alaskan salmon I find is pretty much all the same in terms of brands I've tried.

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7e1433afbb06c318c4d90860d493c49d

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on March 30, 2012
at 12:55 PM

With respect to avoiding mercury in tuna, the less expensive chunk light types have significantly less mercury than solid white albacore. The small amount of tuna in my diet is the tongol tuna they sell at the healthfood store.

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Bcb2f5436d11467e89123680c046b858

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on March 30, 2012
at 12:51 PM

I love Bar Harbor canned fish. These herring with cracked pepper are my favorite; at Amazon these are (if my math is right) about $7.50/pound, although I can occasionally get them at a local discount store for $2/can (they are 6.7 oz). Wild-caught Alaskan salmon is also an excellent choice, and is usually $2-$5/pound.

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on March 30, 2012
at 06:46 AM

WILD PLANET.

I buy their sardines and salmon. BPA-free lining is a plus.

78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

(5519)

on March 30, 2012
at 07:03 AM

Sorry I'm commenting so much...but I do believe that the salmon is chapter

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

(1453)

on March 30, 2012
at 08:06 AM

What other brands of canned or frozen fish do you consume besides Wild Planet

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

(1453)

on March 30, 2012
at 06:49 AM

I already saw so many recommend that brand! And yes I am in Venice, but I can order some on amazon. Do you think the Wild Planet products are cheaper than my $12/lb beef? I am very bad with calculation at the moment.

78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

(5519)

on March 30, 2012
at 06:58 AM

So I consider 22-25 "one meal's worth" of protein (again, this is only for me). Sardines--$3/meal if you can do okay with the shipping. For you, it looks like it'll be about the same price if you can get a deal on shipping...good luck.

78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

(5519)

on March 30, 2012
at 07:24 AM

Well, the canned salmon has 36 g protein per can at a slightly cheaper price (at my grocery store). I guess it all depends on your goals so I don't really know if it would also be "cheaper" for you, depending on how much fat or protein you're trying to get. So yes, it has more protein for about the same price. But then the sardines have more healthy fat.

78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

(5519)

on March 30, 2012
at 06:57 AM

It's about 27ish grams of protein per can (for the sardines), depending on what "flavor" you pick. I get mine for a little less than $3 a can. My ground beef I got (grass-fed, humanely-raised) was a little less than $7/lb with 1/4 of it being 22 grams of protein. That's kind of how I measure "worth" and value. So for ME, the sardines are more expensive. Other brands are cheaper, but WP has bpa-free lining in their cans. But since you're only doing this a few times a week, I think it would be worth it. I've also seen frozen sardines on sale and have thought about purchasing those.

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

(1453)

on March 30, 2012
at 07:18 AM

I have amazon prime trial, thankfully. Wait, so you think the wild salmon is cheaper than the sardine?

78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

(5519)

on March 30, 2012
at 07:01 AM

If you buy in bulk, it might be a better deal so keep that in mind.

78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

(5519)

on March 30, 2012
at 06:48 AM

Hm, I just saw that you're in Venice. I'm not sure if you have those products available there... I think Wild Planet is definitely more expensive than other canned fish, but it's worth it. Frozen Alaskan salmon I find is pretty much all the same in terms of brands I've tried.

78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

(5519)

on March 30, 2012
at 06:59 AM

So I consider 22-25 "one meal's worth" of protein (again, this is only for me). Sardines--$3/meal if you can do okay with the shipping. For you, it looks like it'll be about the same price as your beef if not slightly less if you can get a deal on shipping...good luck For more Paleo hacks: http://paleohacks.com/questions/108446/good-frozen-canned-sea-food-brands#ixzz1qa5FgkFK

78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

(5519)

on March 30, 2012
at 07:00 AM

So I consider 22-25 "one meal's worth" of protein (again, this is only for me). Sardines--$3/meal if you can do okay with the shipping. For you, it looks like it'll be about the same price as your beef if not slightly less if you can get a deal on shipping..

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on March 30, 2012
at 12:08 PM

Trader Joe's canned salmon is BPA free and affordable

78cb3c4f70de5db2adb52b6b9671894b

(5519)

on March 30, 2012
at 01:00 PM

He's in Venice!

8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

(1453)

on March 30, 2012
at 07:40 PM

I have a trader joe's I can get on by bus. I am going to look tomorrow.

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on March 30, 2012
at 11:21 AM

I can get Sustainable Seas brand Tuna in BPA-free cans for $2.50 locally. Upwards of $3.50 online for multi-packs. It's 3 times the cost of cheap tuna, but had I known it was a steal for what it was I would have bought a few more cans for backup rations.

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7dc950fc76a046048e683d2a27dced37

on March 30, 2012
at 11:11 AM

I buy individual servings of wild salmon and tuna by the case from Vital Choice. It's not cheap (~$5/can), but they work so well for packing for lunch or travel that I keep going back and ordering again and again!

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