Check This Sustainable Seafood List Before You Eat That Tuna Sandwich

Is that tuna on the sustainable seafood Super Green List? Credit: brockamer

I love fish. When it comes to getting lean protein that’s full of nutrition (hello, healthy omega-3 fatty acids!), you really can’t beat it. However—and I’m sure I’m not alone here—knowing what fish is the best to buy and eat can be confusing. From hunting practices to farming to mercury levels, it can be super confusing. I mean, really, I’d just like to eat something that’s good for me that doesn’t kill the earth. That’s not so hard, right?

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program recently put together its Super Green list, which highlights species that have low levels of contaminants (less than 216 parts per billion mercury 11 parts per billion PCBs) and the daily minimum amount of omega-3s (at least 250 mg per day). Check out what fish make the sustainable seafood Super Green grade!



Comments

  1. Marie Kiser says

    I, too, found Wild Planet and thought it was great – caught in US waters. Then I read the fine print – it is processed overseas. Not a good thing for me. So I buy wild caught Alaskan salmon & tuna. Takes longer than opening a can but it makes me feel better. Thanks for your article.

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