Health and Nutrition
We have listed the primary varieties of fish in this
section: Chunk Light, Standard Albacore, and Small Albacore. They
are compared in a table for your reference. All the fish are very
nutritious, but some individuals may have different nutrition
priorities. The information is for a 2 ounce serving. Chunk Light
and Standard Albacore data are water packed. Small Albacore data
is from solid pack albacore without water.
Small albacore are typically hand filleted and packed, and only
cooked during the canning process. Standard albacore and chunk
light are usually machine filleted and cooked twice to dissolve
the bones. As a result, many nutrients such as omega 3's are cooked
out during the dual cooking process of those two types of fish.
Small Albacore have about 8 times the Omega 3's of chunk light.
Source: USDA National Nutrient
Database and independent