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Old 01-14-2009, 12:42 PM   #1
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Canned Tuna...packed in Veg Oil or Water?

Which do you prefer and why?

I have been tempted lately to buy my tuna packed in Veg Oil but have always thought it to be unhealthy.

Does one taste better? Are there benefits of one over the other?

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Old 01-14-2009, 12:44 PM   #2
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Water! The oil adds a slimey "yucky" taste and feeling to the tuna.
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Old 01-14-2009, 12:48 PM   #3
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Water......I think it taste better....Don't want the added fat.....
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Old 01-14-2009, 12:49 PM   #4
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My mom always bought it in water, but DW buys it in oil... Honestly I don't use enough of it to really compare the two...
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Old 01-14-2009, 12:53 PM   #5
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Water. It tastes better than with all that oil.

OMG, me the fry queen is saying that!
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Old 01-14-2009, 12:56 PM   #6
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I prefer the taste without oil .
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:10 PM   #7
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Hmmm. And in the market a fellow shopper told me she preferred the taste of oil packed.

I guess there's only one way around it, buy it in oil and try it for myself. ;)
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:12 PM   #8
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I only buy light tuna packed in olive oil (not veg oil). I first had it in Italy, years ago, and the flavor of that tuna (generally also imported from Italy) is light years ahead of Bumblebee, et al. The quality of the fish is also noticeably different.

I drain the oil off, but save it to use in the vinaigrette that often accompanies the tuna.
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:13 PM   #9
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As usual, I'll be the dissenter here. I absolutely HATE tuna packed in water. NEVER buy it, no matter how cheap it is. It's dry as a friggin bone & has the consistency of styrofoam no matter what you do with it.

While I used to always purchase my canned tuna in vegetable oil (& drained the oil into a bowl of dry cat food as a treat for my kitties), I now exclusively buy tuna packed in olive oil. Both nutritious, absolutely delicious, & worth the extra $$.
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Old 01-14-2009, 01:36 PM   #10
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June - Interesting. I've never noticed - or looked hard enough - for tuna packed in OO.

How do you prepare your vinaigrette? And how are you serving your tuna?

Sounds yummy.
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