9 things you did not know about tuna
Rich in protein, zinc and selenium, good at every meal and you can even warm it up: the dietitian with some things you may not know about tuna but will be very happy to find out (especially if you are a fan of the genre)

Tuna is probably the only fish found in our regular pantry. Sometimes we tend to forget that it is a fish at all, but rather a spread or salad that can be served for dinner. There are those who can not bear the smell and there are those who can not pass a meal without it. For the benefit of the two species of people, here are 9 things you may not have known about the fish in the box, and also outside it.

  1. Beauty of a source of protein

    Tuna is a rich source of protein. Many food products on the market today add protein to enrich the food with proteins that are of great nutritional importance. Tuna naturally has a large amount of protein: 100 g of tuna has about 25 grams of protein. One can of tuna can reach up to 29 grams of protein which is the recommended amount to consume at one time by athletes.

  2. A good source for B12

    Many people who do not consume meat – make sure that they lack B12 in the menu known as helping to improve thought processes and cognitive functions. Not everyone knows they can find it in dairy and fish products. 100 grams of tuna for example contain more than the recommended daily intake (over the age of 4) for vitamin B.12.

  3. It also has zinc

    Not only vitamins have tuna. It also contains important minerals such as zinc. 100 grams of tuna contains about 10% of the recommended daily intake of zinc (over the age of 4), an important and significant mineral for the activity and normal development of the immune system and is lacking mainly in children.

  4. Pay attention to selenium

    Another important and lesser known mineral than zinc is selenium. Tuna contains a significant amount of selenium which is an antioxidant mineral that there are studies that show it can neutralize the harmful effects of mercury and thus make the fish safer to eat.

  5. There are different types of tuna and it is important to distinguish between them and stand out the differences

    In Israel and the United States, for example, it is customary to eat different varieties of tuna. Americans tend to eat albacore, a huge, mercury.rich strain. In Israel, it is customary to eat the type of tuna skipjack (light tuna) in which the mercury content is minimal. Due to the minimal financial content of tuna in a box sold in Israel, the Ministry of Health recommends not limiting fish consumption in general, but rather enriching the menu with fish as part of a balanced menu and enjoying throughout the week. As long as balance and diversity are maintained.

  6. without preservatives

    One of the big surprises about tuna in a box is that unlike its common name “canned” and the name’s allusion to the existence of preservatives in it, tuna in a box does not contain preservatives. After hermetic closure of the boxes they are sterilized by heating at a temperature above 115 degrees which causes the destruction of the bacteria and sterile preservation of the product for several years.

  7. Tuna in a box maintains nutritional values

    Due to the fact that the tuna is canned and has undergone a sterilization process, many tend to assume that it has lost its nutritional value. However, according to the food composition tables, it can be seen that compared to the nutritional values ​​that exist in fresh fish, most of the nutritional values ​​are maintained in the tuna even after the sterilization process that it undergoes.

  8. You can heat the tuna

    A box of tuna is a great, easy and convenient substitute to prepare as a substitute for a fish dish even at a hot meal: just open it, take it out of the box and heat it, add a healthy carbohydrate and vegetables, and eat. Just pay attention: it is mandatory to take out of the box, under no circumstances heat with the box together.

  9. Tuna can also be a great toast

    There are quite a few recipes that take the tuna out of the box, literally. If you have not yet tasted: Try tuna patties or tuna toast without bread.


By Editor

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