Let your food be your medicine, and your medicine be your food. ...Hippocrates

Tuna: Nutrition facts of tuna fish

Table: list of nutrients and their content in tuna fish ( light, canned in oil, drained solids). Nutrient values and weights are for edible portion.

 

Nutrients
Units of measurement for nutrients
Nutrient content per 100 grams of tuna
Water
g
59.83
Energy
kcal
198
Energy
kj
830
Protein
g
29.13
Total lipid (fat)
g
8.21
Ash
g
2.76
Carbohydrate, by difference
g
0.00
Fiber, total dietary
g
0.0
Sugars, total
g
0.00
Minerals
Calcium, Ca
mg
13
Iron, Fe
mg
1.39
Magnesium, Mg
mg
31
Phosphorus, P
mg
311
Potassium, K
mg
207
Sodium, Na
mg
354
Zinc, Zn
mg
0.90
Copper, Cu
mg
0.071
Manganese, Mn
mg
0.015
Fluoride, F
mcg
31.0
Selenium, Se
mcg
76.0
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
mg
0.0
Thiamin
mg
0.038
Riboflavin
mg
0.120
Niacin
mg
12.400
Pantothenic acid
mg
0.370
Vitamin B-6
mg
0.110
Folate, total
mcg
5
Folic acid
mcg
0
Folate, food
mcg
5
Folate, DFE
mcg_DFE
5
Vitamin B-12
mcg
2.20
Vitamin B-12, added
mcg
0.00
Vitamin A, IU
IU
77
Vitamin A, RAE
mcg_RAE
23
Retinol
mcg
23
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)
mg
0.87
Vitamin E, added
mg
0.00
Tocopherol, beta
mg
0.02
Tocopherol, gamma
mg
3.96
Tocopherol, delta
mg
1.24
Vitamin D
IU
236
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
mcg
44.0
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturated
g
1.534
4:0
g
0.000
6:0
g
0.000
8:0
g
0.000
10:0
g
0.000
12:0
g
0.000
14:0
g
0.027
16:0
g
1.415
18:0
g
0.092
Fatty acids, total monounsaturated
g
2.949
16:1 undifferentiated
g
0.083
18:1 undifferentiated
g
2.839
20:1
g
0.027
22:1 undifferentiated
g
0.000
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated
g
2.885
18:2 undifferentiated
g
2.683
18:3 undifferentiated
g
0.074
18:4
g
0.000
20:4 undifferentiated
g
0.000
20:5 n-3
g
0.027
22:5 n-3
g
0.000
22:6 n-3
g
0.101
Cholesterol
mg
18
Amino acids
Tryptophan
g
0.326
Threonine
g
1.277
Isoleucine
g
1.342
Leucine
g
2.368
Lysine
g
2.675
Methionine
g
0.862
Cystine
g
0.312
Phenylalanine
g
1.137
Tyrosine
g
0.983
Valine
g
1.501
Arginine
g
1.743
Histidine
g
0.858
Alanine
g
1.762
Aspartic acid
g
2.983
Glutamic acid
g
4.349
Glycine
g
1.398
Proline
g
1.030
Serine
g
1.189
Other
Alcohol, ethyl
g
0.0
Caffeine
mg
0
Theobromine
mg
0
Carotene, beta
mcg
0
Carotene, alpha
mcg
0
Cryptoxanthin, beta
mcg
0
Lycopene
mcg
0
Lutein + zeaxanthin
mcg
0

 


Nutrient contents in seafoods (tuna, salmon, shrimp)

Nutrition facts of shrimp
Shrimp Scampi recipes
Nutrition facts of salmon
Cholesterol content in seafoods (tuna, salmon, shrimp)

 

The following links also have dietary information helpful for lowering cholesterol naturally:
Cholesterol: good or bad for health?
Cholesterol: benefits and how to raise HDL cholesterol level
List of food stuffs low in Cholesterol
List of food totally free of cholesterol
Cholesterol content in foods of plant-origin
More food stuffs high/low in cholesterol
Foods of animal origin high in cholesterol- USDA
Cookbooks for low cholesterol diet

Related links

Fruits and vegetables moderate lipid cardiovascular risk factor in hypertensive patients



Related links
Fat: List of Food high in total fat and saturated fatty acids


Unsaturated fat: Food high in polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat content?

Nutrient data on tuna adapted from:

USDA National Nutrient Database Reference, Release 19 (2006).

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Related Nutrition Reviews...

HERBS AND HEALTH

Health Benefits of Garlic: A Review

Garlic has been widely recognized as an agent for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular and other metabolic diseases, atherosclerosis, hypertension and diabetes. Read more...

NUTRITION IN DEPTH

Nutrition and Cancer: A Review of The Evidence for An Anti-cancer Diet

It has been estimated that 30–40 percent of all cancers can be prevented by lifestyle and dietary measures alone. Read more...
Google