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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
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I originally tried Wild Planet tuna back in 2006 when Amazon carried their "minimal mercury" products, and I was extremely impressed by the taste and the quality of the tuna. I was never a fan of tuna in the past, but I thought their canned tuna was outstanding. They stopped selling tuna with the "minimal mercury" label, and I drifted away from buying tuna until recently. I decided to try Wild Planet again. I don't know if their "low mercury" label is any different or perhaps the standard definitions have changed, but the online discussions make be believe that the mercury content in this product is really quite low.

The taste is still excellent, and I'm happy to see that the product is still like it was over three years ago - in that the chunks of tuna are large and nothing is added (besides salt in some versions). The natural juices from the fish keep it very moist and taste great.

I also believe that their fishing practices are more sustainable and have less collateral damage (i.e. killing other animals) than other methods. That makes me feel much better about buying their products. Few things make me as upset as needless death or outright cruelty, and so while I enjoy eating meat and seafood, I look for people and brands that strive to avoid those things.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on December 6, 2009
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Outstanding product and even more so if you are a Amazon.com prime member with the shipping being free 2 day. My oldest takes these pop top can to school and has it for lunch (he keeps extras in his locker). He packs it in a with a little pepper or lite lemon pepper and /or a lemon wedge and he's a happy camper. His friends parents have also ordered this product. There is a world of difference between this tuna and the regular market brands. You don't need mayo!
Learn the difference between "Minimal" and "Low" Mercury tuna.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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This is AWESOME Tuna! Since I am a localvore, I spent much time searching and learning for a canned tuna that I felt safe eating. I do believe Wild Planet is a company to trust. I spoke to them extensively prior to buying and they stand behind their product that it is 'wild caught' and smaller tuna so lower amounts of mercury than the larger fish.

The only aspect that I am not 100% on is the cans are not BPA-free (but they are working on it). I am supposedly on the list with the company and they tell me they will notify me as soon as the cans are replaced. Until then, I limit the amount of tuna we eat.

As for flavor you won't find anything better. This is a full piece of fish that is once canned...not twice cooked and made up of scraps and ground up whatever parts like most store-bought.

Finally, the subscribe and Save with Amazon is the best deal ever.

Come on Wild Planet...get the BPA Free cans for heaven's sake!!!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on December 12, 2009
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this is pretty good tuna, high in Omega 3's, wild caught just an overall good product. I buy and eat it in pretty big quantities.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on April 21, 2010
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This tuna is superb...the best I have ever seen! And, the most healthy of any that I have reviewed, and I have reviewed dozens and dozens through the years. The flavor, the texture, with no salt added puts this tuna at the top. Add to that Amazon's great pricing and service makes it a double great deal, for your health and your budget. Have multiple orders so far and will continue to reorder. My highest recommendation to anyone!
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27 of 36 people found the following review helpful
on May 11, 2011
I wanted to love this because of all its positive aspects. Very low mercury. Sustainably caught. Responsible company and packaging. And - I THOUGHT it was fully caught AND packed in the USA* (*It is packed in Vietnam.) See their web site, and click on the FAQ page - it tells that info there.

I love Genovo Tonno - so I thought this tuna would be even better. Wrong. You open the can and find a relatively dry hunk of tuna that smells a little cat-foodish, with some limited liquid around the lump. Dumping it out, it doesn't break up very easily, but I persisted and succeeded in making it ready for a sandwich. Taste was uninspiring. There wasn't much taste - and what was there was just ever so slightly unappealing. I couldn't finish the sandwich. I normally LOVE tuna - but not this.

Thinking it was just me not liking it, I gave the rest to a person who will eat ANY brand of tuna and love it. In fact, he's one of those cast-iron stomach people who will and can eat anything. He didn't finish his sample either, because he said it was dryish and tasted unappetizing. So, it isn't just "me".

I REALLY wanted to love this. But I can't stomach it. I'll just buy either the can of Genovo Tonno or Starkist's Yellowfin tuna in foil packets from now on. Those taste like tuna and make me want more. Granted, they're higher in mercury - full grown yellow-fin is almost as high as albacore in mercury, but I'll keep my consumption down to one packet (2.6 ounce) or can (3 ounce) a week which is below the danger limit for a very small woman. I'd rather eat less tuna that I simply LOVE, than eat a whole bunch of tuna that I can't choke down.

This excerpt is quoted from the Wild Planet FAQ:

"Why are Wild Planet tuna and sardines caught in the US but packed in Vietnam?
We have elected to process our 5oz cans of albacore and skipjack tuna as well as our sardines in a highly respected partner facility in Vietnam. This facility offers state-of-the-art canning expertise in an immaculately clean, accredited environment that produces higher quality finished products than any cannery we have seen in the US."

I realize there are no more canneries in the US, but I"m just not comfortable with my food moving from California to Vietnam and then back to California - and then out to the middle of the US to the consumer.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on July 15, 2013
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After having this for some time now I can't go back to just regular cheap tuna in a can. Even after first opening it, once you smell and just look at it you will be able to notice the excellent quality.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on March 29, 2011
This tuna is moist and fresh tasting right out of the can! The flavor is very impressive without the fishiness of other over-processed brands. I can tell I am getting the quality product I paid for right away (: Wild Planet boasts very high levels of Omega 3s (3460mg per can) for heart/brain health and low Mercury which is commonly high with tuna and similar fish. I also like that there is an easy-open pull tab, no need to break out any tools at work.

Manufacturer Info: Wild Planet Wild Albacore Tuna No Salt Description

* Six Times Omega 3 & Low Mercury
* Sustainably Caught
* Delicious White Tuna Steak
* Pole/Troll Hand Line Caught
* Dolphin & Turtle Safe
* More Omega 3 Than Salmon
* Kosher

Enjoy 100% pure Albacore Tuna in its own natural juices -- and nothing else!

Our sustainably hand line and troll caught Wild Albacore Tuna comes from the pristine waters off the Pacific Northwest in the United States. We hand-pack tuna loin chops raw into the can, where it is then cooked only once to capture the rich flavor and natural oils. The result is a delicious Tuna Steak in a can! The tuna is always undiluted by additives or water. In addition to experiencing some of the best tasting food anywhere, you will also be on your way to a healthier lifestyle. With half the Mercury and six times the Omega 3s compared to national brands, you can feel good about eating heart healthy portions of body building protein.

You've never tasted tuna like this before!

We hand-cut and pack delicious sashimi grade tuna steaks in a micro-cannery process. All the Omega 3 oils are retained and no liquid is added; please don't drain. We hand select smaller fish with less mercury accumulation to assure the lowest mercury level available.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2 oz
Servings per Container: 2.5
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value
Calories 120 *
Calories from Fat 60 *
Total Fat 6 g 9%
Saturated Fat 0.5 g 3%
Trans Fat 0 g *
Cholesterol 15 mg 5%
Sodium 100 mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 0 g 0%
Protein 16 g *
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 2%
*Daily value not established.
Other Ingredients: Albacore tuna.

Enjoy! Peace, Ben
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on September 19, 2010
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The first time I had tuna cooked in the can without added water or oil was a place in Eureka, Ca a few years back...I've never had it since until I found this brand. This is ONLY tuna, nothing added. When you open the can (with an easy pull-top), you use all of the tuna and the juices, it's really delicious. I am a big tuna eater and this is excellent tuna at an affordable price. Upon opening the can you will notice a whole piece of tuna, never flakes or chuncks, and you can break this tuna 'steak' apart depending on how big of chunks you want, or leave it whole on your plate. No matter how you use it, it's really good eating. It's moist and has a big flavor, an excellent choice for your tuna sandwiches or salads. I stocked up on about 10 orders so my pantry will be full and I can eat this to my heart's content...and what a healthy heart it will be with the high levels of Omega 3! Low mercury because they use smaller fish. I hope the price and quality never change. $16.62 for 6 cans.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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I've been using this tuna for many months, buying it here on Amazon, and it has always been excellent! I've given away a few cans to friends and co-workers without mentioning anything, and all of them have came back and asked me for more info about it. It is simply the best tuna I've ever had by far!

Read the labels and research yourself where your tuna is coming from, and how it is processed. I don't know of any tuna that is completely wild, line caught in the US and hand selected in the 17 lb size, and cooked in the can with no water added. Any liquid in the can are Omega 3 oils, so do NOT drain the liquid! The oils mix together very good with the tuna by itself, or in to a salad. It's like an anti-freeze for the blood, in addition to benefits.

Most tuna comes from Asia, or elsewhere overseas, and much of it is wild tuna, caught and kept in pens, and fed by humans to fatten them up. Animal Planet uses sushi-grade line caught tuna, hand selected in the smaller sizes (called "peanut size" to the sport fishing crowd). And the sushi-grade means caught, immediately bled, and put on ice. Ask any sport fisherman, they all know this is the only method to use to ensure good tasting tuna. You will not have sushi-grade tuna unless you do this process, and quickly. It's the KEY to great tasting tuna. Having had wild caught sport albacore locally, and being involved with the sport fishing group, I have learned this. Check out other brands and then read about Wild Planet, and then make the taste taste. I highly recommend this stuff.
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