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Difference Between White and Light Tuna

White vs Light Tuna

A seawater fish, Tuna belongs to the family Scombridae. Tuna is widely sold canned and one can come across different types of canned Tuna. The canned Tuna, mainly white and light tuna, have many differences between them, including taste and quality.

When white tuna is canned in vegetable oil, light tuna is canned in water. This is one of the main differences seen between these two types of canned Tuna. As Light tuna is canned in water, it is considered to be healthier than white Tuna.

White tune, which is also known as albacore tuna, normally refers to cut of the Tuna. When comparing the flavour, white tuna is milder than light tuna. Unlike Light Tuna, white tuna also contains more white flesh. On the other hand, light tuna comes with more dark flesh. Normally, light tuna comes from yellowfin tuna or skipjack.

Generally all sea fish contains mercury and tuna is no exception. Mercury is known to be harmful to human beings. With regard to mercury content, light tuna is safer than white tuna. The mercury content in light tuna is lower than in white tuna. It is known that white tuna contains three times higher mercury content than light tuna.

In calories also, one can come across difference between these two types of tuna. Light tuna contains low calories in comparison to white tuna. Talking about quality and taste, white tuna is most preferred than light tuna.

In nutrition content, both the white tuna and the light tuna contain almost the same contents. However, white tuna has slightly more calories and fat. Another difference see is in the omega 3 fatty acids content. White tuna contains more omega-3 fatty acids.

Summary

1. When white tuna is canned in vegetable oil, light tuna is canned in water.

2. Light tuna is considered to be healthier than white Tuna.

3. In flavour, white tuna is milder than light tuna.

4. The mercury content in light tuna is lower than in white tuna. It is known that white tuna contains three times higher mercury content than light tuna.

5. White tuna has slightly more calories and fat. Another difference see is in the omega 3 fatty acids content. White tuna contains more omega-3 fatty acids.

6. Talking about quality and taste, white tuna is most preferred than light tuna.

7. Unlike Light Tuna, white tuna also contains more white flesh. On the other hand, light tuna comes with more dark flesh


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2 Comments

  1. I’ve been buying both white and light for years, always canned in water.
    Perhaps the article is woefully out of date?

  2. Light tuna is nasty. WHITE ALBACORE is the only way to go.

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