Women’s Health praises StarKist light tuna pouch


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
November 4, 2014

Women’s Health magazine’s “Supermarket Stars” list has given StarKist®  Low Sodium Chunk Light Tuna in Water Pouch a prominent spot in its “Healthiest Grab-and-Go Lunches” category.

“We are thrilled to be recognized on Women's Health's prestigious list,” said Frank Pogue, VP-marketing and innovation, corporate affairs at StarKist. “At StarKist, we take great pride in offering convenient, healthy and delicious on-the-go meals for consumers, and it's wonderful to have the magazine's stamp of approval.”

Compiled annually, the list highlights the healthiest packaged foods for women. Hundreds of products are submitted to Women's Health each year, with each vetted by the magazine's health and nutrition editors, as well as registered dietitians.

The November issue of the magazine, on stands now, chose 89 products for the list, with each passing the staff’s criteria of being both nutrient-packed and tasty.

Chosen as a quick-fix source of lean protein and healthy omega-3 fatty acids, the Low Sodium Chunk Light Tuna in Water Pouch is a low-sodium option for those concerned about sodium content, without losing flavor. The Low Sodium Pouch is a part of StarKist's overall portfolio of Flavor Fresh Pouches®, including the brand's classic Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna in Water as well as StarKist's signature Tuna Creations® Pouches that come in pre-seasoned flavors like Sweet & Spicy and Ranch.

The Flavor Fresh Pouches lock in freshness and require no draining or mixing, making them perfect to toss on a salad or eat right out of the pouch for an easy and healthy meal.

Eating seafood is good for you — and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends eating at least 8 to 12 ounces of a variety of fish low in mercury each week — such as light meat tuna.

Tuna is a lean protein low in cholesterol and saturated fats and a natural source of DHA and EPA omega-3 fatty acids. Research has shown that people who eat at least two servings of seafood a week have lower rates of heart disease than those who eat less.

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