3/6/11

Canned Tuna and Sardines

Canned light tuna and sardines are cheap or free at Rite Aid this week (see below). 

tuna_sardines

Here is the nutritional information for these two, both packed in water; data was taken from the product websites.  The Port Clyde Sardine values were scaled so that the serving size matches that of the Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna.  Daily value (DV) percents were based on a 2,000 calorie diet for the Tuna, but the base calories were not noted for the Sardines.

tuna_sardines_nutrition

It’s also worthwhile noting mercury content of these fish products.  Tuna is higher in mercury, due to the fact that mercury bioaccumulates up the food chain.  In other words, little fish (like sardines) have less mercury, and bigger fish (like tuna) have more.  Mercury concentrations are highest in albacore tuna, less in light tuna, and lowest in the sardines.

mercury_canned_tuna_sardines

Here are the details on cheap tuna and free sardines this week at Rite Aid:

Buy 2 Bumble Bee Chunk Light Tuna (Buy 1 get 1 50% off)
       $1.49 + $0.75 = $2.24 + Receive two $1 +ups

Buy 2 Port Clyde Sardines (Buy 1 get 1 50% off)
       $1.29 + $0.65 = $1.94 + Receive two $1 +ups

(+ups are coupons that print on your receipt if you scan your Wellness card.  They print when you buy specific items (like the fish).  You can use them just like cash the next time you are at Rite Aid.)

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