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We are often asked "Why don't you have a nutritional label?"
The answer, in short, is that the oil content varies from fish to fish. This oil is what contains the valuable Omega 3's, but because it varies, so do the calories (fat). Without equalizing the oil content, and destroying this Omega 3's, we do not have a consistent calorie count that we can list on a nutritional label.

Here are some approximate nutritional values for our Premium and No-Salt Albacore Tuna:

Values based on 2.6 oz serving (1/3 can Premium Albacore)
Calories: 128
Total Fat: 5.3 g
Sat. Fat: 1.4 g
Cholesterol: 28.25 mg
Protein: 18.75 g
Omega 3 EFA: 1.7 to 2.0 g
Sodium(Premium): 118 mg
Sodium(No-Salt): 51 mg

Most big commercial canneries do not show Omega 3 content on their labels. However, as mentioned above, Omega 3 content is related to the Total Fat content of the fish. Water or broth packed Albacore from the big canneries, shows a typical Total Fat content of about 1 gram for a 2 oz serving. In comparison, our tuna has about 4 grams of Total Fat for 2 oz serving, reflecting the proportionally higher fish oil and Omega 3 content. Remember that even though Omega 3's are fats, they are the "good" fats, and essential for our health. To understand why our cans contain a higher level of Omega 3, one must know a little more about the differences in the way our fish are processed.

We take great care in handling our fish. All of them are individually line-caught, stuned, bled, and then quickly frozen, on the boat. Once delivered to our custom canner, the fish are thawed, hand filleted, and the loins are hand packed raw, into the cans. The fish is then pressure-cooked in the can, which seals in all their natural flavor and oil, and preserves all the available Omega 3's.

Big canneries have to pre-bake their fish, prior to canning for a number of reasons. One is to remove rancid fish oil which results from inconsistencies in handling among the many boats which supply the fish. Another is to equalize the oil content for labeling requirements. By removing most of the oil from the fish though, they also remove most of the Omega 3 EFA's contained in this oil. The fish is then separated and packed by machine, which is faster and less costly than our canning process. As you can imagine, this process results in a dry fish without much flavor. To compensate, big canneries add water, broth, or oil to make their final product "palatable".

You can immediately see the difference when you open a can of Catch of the Sea Albacore Tuna or Chinook Salmon. Our can is solidly packed with nearly 1/2 pound of fish fillet. The liquid in our can is the natural juice of the fish, full of nutrients and Omega 3's. It  is completely usable and please don't drain it! Just mix it back in.

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