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  • Canned Fish? Which are better?

    I've been eating primal for the last 4 months or so. Anyway, I don't have the money to buy grass fed/organic animal products.. but I've been doing okay on it with out so far.. Anyway, I've been wanting to try the canned seafood now, including the Salmon, Tuna, Crabmeat.. Again, I can not really afford the wild caught cans, but I can go with the other. Should I just stay clear from it if I can not afford the ocean wild caught or would the other be ok?

    and before anyone asks why I can not afford wild caught/grass fed, before I was eating $1 totinos pizzas, eggs, beans, bread, etc. So it has been worth the extra expense of course, but it has been a little difficult at times.

  • #2
    Actually all canned salmon is wild caught, so purchase anything packed in olive oil or water only.


    • #3
      Light tuna (it is usually skipjack) doesn't have much Omega-3. Albacore and yellowfin tuna do, but don't eat them too often because they are somewhat high in mercury.

      Canned salmon is a good choice. However, even shopping for a good price on canned red or pink Alaskan salmon, I still pay the same price as I do for grass-fed ground beef ($6.99 for the beef), when compared per ounce.


      • #4
        Canned mackerel, sardines are excellent, too. They're smaller fish, so fewer contaminants.
        F 28/5'4/100 lbs

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Damiana View Post
          Canned mackerel, sardines are excellent, too. They're smaller fish, so fewer contaminants.
          Agree mackerel much cheaper also than salmon .

          From London England UK


          • #6
            Its not easy eating healthy on a budget, its not impossible, it takes a while to figure out what works for you. If you have a membership (or a relative or friend does) places like Costco & BJ's have great canned chicken, tuna & salmon. I find you get a better quality in the bigger cans for some reason. I can't afford the grass fed either but the food choices I make are far better now then before PB and I find I'm eating less food so my quality of food is going up as the quantity of food goes down.