CANNED TUNA GUIDE (SALLYE)
Compliments of Encyclopedia of Cooking.
- how to pick tuna
Solid packed -- has large pieces of tuna
Chunk tuna -- has about 3 chunks with small bits to fill in
Flake tuna -- has entirely small bits or fragments
Light meat tuna - from the yellowfin, skipjack or small bluefine tuna
White meat tuna - from the albacore tuna.
Use the light meat in mayonnaise=dressed salads, casseroles or any other dish where appearnce is not important
The more expensive white tuna is more attractively suited for antipasto platters and vinaigrette salads where appearance is important
Tuna packed in water has about half the calories of tuna packed in oil
But even packed in oil, tuna has only 200 to 300 calories per 3-1/2 ounces.