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Old 08-25-2008, 12:51 PM   #1
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Sardines vs Tuna vs Salmon

I just made my lunch...a huge green salad with tomatoes, carrots, and a tin of sardines, olive oil and vinegar dressing.

Sardines have 220 calories in the full tin, with 24g protein, 6g fat and 0 carbs.
Tuna has 180 calories in a can, with 40g protein, 2g fatand 0 carbs.
Salmon is close to Tuna, but I don't have any on hand to check labels with.

Are there any advantages to Sardines? If not, I prefer tuna, and there's certainly a lot more protein in it. But I always hear how great Sardines are.
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Old 08-25-2008, 01:23 PM   #2
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Re: Sardines vs Tuna vs Salmon

"This food is a good source of Niacin and Calcium, and a very good source of Protein, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus and Selenium."

http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/f...roducts/4114/2 (WFS)

It's funny, I just bought all three of these!
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Old 08-25-2008, 01:27 PM   #3
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Re: Sardines vs Tuna vs Salmon

Just finished my mega-sardine salad. I was gagging by time I was 2/3 done with it. Don't think I can do sardines again.

Ben, I did notice that the sardines have 6% RDA of calcium, but I don't think that's enough reason for me to choke them down again. Will stick with my tuna and salmon. Oh well, I tried.
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Old 08-25-2008, 01:34 PM   #4
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Re: Sardines vs Tuna vs Salmon

I buy the ones canned in water, sometimes in tomatoe-based sauce (heh). The ones canned in oil use "vegetable oil", which I think is not the best. What oil are they using exactly? ... I'd rather buy them in water, and add olive oil if I really need oil on my sardines so much.
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Old 08-25-2008, 02:11 PM   #5
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Re: Sardines vs Tuna vs Salmon

How is the canned Salmon? I have always been afraid to try it even though I eat canned tuna almost daily.
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Old 08-25-2008, 02:13 PM   #6
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Re: Sardines vs Tuna vs Salmon

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How is the canned Salmon? I have always been afraid to try it even though I eat canned tuna almost daily.
I love canned salmon! Give it a try! I alternate between canned salmon and canned tuna.
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Old 08-25-2008, 02:37 PM   #7
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Re: Sardines vs Tuna vs Salmon

Canned mackerel is often cheaper than salmon or sardines. They're kinda like big meatier sardines, so if you have trouble with sardines, you might not like mackerel, but it's another option.

I take either canned salmon or mackerel, crumble it up in a bowl, with a beaten egg, chopped onion, and parsley, make patties and bake them, or pan-fry. Mustard on the side.
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Old 08-25-2008, 02:42 PM   #8
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Re: Sardines vs Tuna vs Salmon

Yeah avoid soy oil or vegetable oil.
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Old 08-25-2008, 05:11 PM   #9
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Re: Sardines vs Tuna vs Salmon

Bella Olhau Sardines are amazing. Canned in EVOO or Tomato sauce or water. Some that are spiced as well....I highly recommend them...
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Old 08-25-2008, 05:21 PM   #10
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Re: Sardines vs Tuna vs Salmon

I was just about to write the same thing! Anyone with sardine issues should check out Bela Olhau. And, while the bones and skin are good for you, Bela Olhau's skinless, boneless sardines in olive oil are extremely inoffensive (and delicious). They're pretty widely distributed too. You can basically sub them in for tuna.
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