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Should you avoid eating mercury-laden tuna?

Canned Ventresca Tuna from Vital Choice

In one word: YES. However, that doesn’t mean that I don’t eat tuna. I’ve never liked tuna all that much until I tried Vital Choice’sVentresca tuna belly. Although I’ve tried other low-mercury brands from the health food stores (which still make a great tuna salad), the Ventresca is so succulent, I just eat it straight out of the easy pull-top can! It is a quick lunch buddy.

As long as Tuna boats have plied the Mediterranean, the tender belly meat of the fish – called Ventresca in Italy – has been prized as the most succulent part.

Unlike national brands, Vital Choice’s canned Albacore Tuna is cooked only once, to preserve its fresh flavor, firm texture, and healthful omega-3s.

From Vital Choice’s website:

In addition to ample protein, Albacore provides omega-3s in abundance, and substantial amounts of vitamin D.

Optimally pure, tender, and sustainable

All Vital Choice Albacore comes from a North Pacific fishery in which smaller boats line-catch individual tuna using the sustainable troll method, which ensures careful handling of each fish, safety for dolphins, and very minimal bycatch.

Thanks to its sustainable harvest and lower mercury content, albacore from this fishery is categorized as “Super Green” by Monterey Bay Aquarium.

Vital Choice Albacore Tuna is sustainably harvested by our neighbor Paul Hill, who quickly flash-freezes it on his small boat to preserve the fish at its peak of freshness.

Because predatory fish such as tuna accumulate mercury over time, Paul provides us with younger, smaller Albacore tuna (14 lbs. or less) for optimal purity.

For a great dip, just mix one can of Ventresca Tuna with grapeseed Vegenaise or organic mayonnaise, and add chopped cilantro, spring onion and some Himalayan Crystal Salt. I choose brown rice crackers or celery to go with it. Yum!

To purchase from Vital Choice and get it shipped straight to your house, CLICK HERE

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