Highest Omega 3 and Low Mercury

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Omega 3

Why does our Albacore have such a high level of Omega 3? We cook our albacore once in the can so all the natural Omega 3 are intact. We do not add water or oil. The large national brands of tuna lose most of the Omega 3 in their pre-cooking process before the fish is combined in the can with water or vegetable oil. They sell the extracted Omega 3 oil to supplement manufacturers to use in the production of Omega 3 capsules.

Let us provide you with your Omega 3s naturally, with high-protein, high-Omega 3 Albacore.

Wild Planet Albacore and Albacore No Salt Added contain 1,384 mg Omega 3 per 2 oz. serving which is about 140% of recommended daily value by the American Heart Association. Each two ounce serving contains 933 mg of DHA and 300 mg of EPA Omega 3. There are few foods on the planet that match this DHA content! No wonder it has been called a "foodceutical."

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By comparison, all Salmon products contain at least 700 mg per 2 oz. serving which is 70% of recommended daily value by the American Heart Association.

Learn More about The Health Benefits of Omega 3 on our FAQ page

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Where do we get our "low mercury" fish?

The troll-caught albacore in the North Pacific fishery are lower in mercury because these migratory fish are smaller (about 9 to 25 pounds) than the long-line caught older fish that reach up to 70 pounds after ten to fifteen years of growth. Naturally, the longer a fish lives and feeds, the more it bio-accumulates mercury.

While all fish caught along the West Coast are low in mercury compared to larger overseas fish, we have made it our quest to produce the safest possible product. We do this by packing only these smaller fish. Wild Planet wants consumers to accurately quantify their exposure to mercury. Our founders have pioneered the 'Low Mercury' classification for seafood.

The amount of mercury that is considered safe by the EPA and FDA is based on an individual's biomass and cannot be quantified as an overall recommended daily allowance. To put this in perspective, the FDA recommends that children and women of childbearing age limit their intake of albacore tuna to 6 ounces per week based on nationally branded tuna's average mercury content of .45PPM (after water dilution consideration). With a serving of tuna equaling 2 ounces, this correlates to three instances per week, assuming the albacore tuna content of the meal is limited to 2 ounces. Wild Planet Albacore Tuna contains less than half the mercury as compared to nationally branded albacore tuna. Therefore, according the guidelines established by the FDA, consumption of Wild Planet Albacore tuna 6-7 times per week (12-14 ounces per week total) -- with each serving limited to 2 ounces as well -- would still be below the recommended FDA range for mercury consumption on a weekly basis for women and children.

Per these FDA guidelines, men and women not of childbearing age may safely consume more than the 6 ounces of nationally brand albacore tuna or 12-14 ounces of Wild Planet Albacore Tuna.

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Comparing Wild Planet test results with FDA albacore test results adjusted for water dilution arrives at the following comparison:

  • Wild Planet albacore average mercury test result: 0.17ppm - 62% less
  • National brands albacore average mercury test result adjusted for water dilution: 0.45ppm
  • FDA maximum level allowed 1.0 ppm

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