But it does not mean you can consume it as much as you want since you still need to keep moderate amount of skipjack tuna to stay away from. The term tuna encompasses several species of fish including skipjack albacore.
Tuna is a widely eaten species of fish.
Skipjack tuna mercury. It s high in omega 3s too. All canned white tuna is albacore. Its mercury levels are almost three times higher than the smaller skipjack tuna used in most canned light tuna products.
The skipjack tuna katsuwonus pelamis is a medium sized perciform fish in the tuna family scombridae. This is less than one fifth of the 1 0 ppm level determined safe by the u s. Skipjack tuna mercury level might less than the albacore or referred as white tuna.
Skipjack is the species most commonly used in canned tuna rissetto said. This brand claims that the mercury levels in its tuna and salmon products are at least 10 times lower than the fda s limit. Skipjack and canned light tuna which are relatively low in mercury can be eaten as part of a healthy diet.
Try the lower mercury skipjack tuna which contains fewer calories than. It is mainly sold as canned light or chunk light tuna and it is also available fresh and frozen. Canned white or albacore 0 32 parts per million of mercury.
These recommendations are based on epa guidance and estimates of mercury in the most popular canned tunas. Wild planet skipjack wild tuna sea salt keto and paleo 3rd party mercury tested 5 ounce pack of 34 32 0 57 1 ounce wild planet wild sardines in extra virgin olive oil lightly smoked keto and paleo 4 4 ounce pack 27 69 0 52 1 ounce. It is a cosmopolitan pelagic fish found in tropical and warm temperate waters.
It grows up to 1 m 3 ft in length. It is otherwise known as the balaya tongkol arctic bonito mushmouth oceanic bonito striped tuna or victor fish. However albacore yellowfin and bigeye tuna are high in mercury and should be limited.
However canned tuna is often the most common source of mercury in the diet. American tuna s skipjack is also tested by an independent lab and found to contain 0 173 ppm of mercury.