I was contacted by the people at Safe Catch to review their new tuna. Since we eat a good bit of seafood I was up for tasting the newest tuna on the market.
The idea behind Safe Catch is that every tuna is tested for mercury levels before purchasing. Since mercury is such an issue right now with fish, this is a new line of tuna that provides a safe product with 100% of it’s tuna tested for mercury levels.
From the press release: Safe Catch is also the only canned tuna to be able to surpass the purity and Omega 3 criteria for “best seafood” as set by the Environmental Working Group.
Their tuna also comes in BPA free cans and they raw pack their tuna. There’s no additives or water added, the tuna is cooked right in the can so all juices in the can are from the fish. Making it extra tasty and still full of nutrients.
Pretty interesting, right?
I was sent a can of tuna to test out. I made some basic tuna salad with it, nothing fancy. I wanted to get a taste for the tuna to see what it was like.
It flaked nicely and wasn’t overly strong in aroma. It had a pleasing fish smell, nothing overpowering. Both Scott and I enjoyed this tuna. Plus we felt good knowing that it was low in mercury, packed well, and canned in a BPA free can.
The tuna is currently available at our local Sprouts and runs between $3-$4 per can with the albacore tuna in the $4-$5 range. That’s actually not a bad price considering everything you’re getting with this tuna; tested for mercury levels, raw packed so all the nutrients remain, and a BPA free can. Pretty good deal!
I don’t shop at Sprouts all that often but when I do stop in, I will most likely pick up a few cans of tuna. It would be great to see this tuna expand to other markets as well making it more accessible to people.
Disclaimer: I was sent a can of Safe Catch Tuna in exchange for a review article. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated further for this post.