Canned tuna fish in a white bowl with pieces of bread below and a fork above
The Rich Reason You Should Usually Go For Tuna Canned In Oil
When choosing between tuna packed in oil or water for a fancier recipe that's not tuna salad, you should go for oil-packed for its richer flavor, silken texture, and moisture.
This kind of tuna also boasts a higher fat content, increasing satiety to leave you feeling full longer, though nutritional content will vary between brands.
The richer oil-packed fish is a must for dishes that don't include a lot of mayo. You can even incorporate the oil into your dish to enjoy extra flavor and omega-3 fatty acids.
The U.S. The Department of Agriculture also reports that tuna packed in oil has more vitamin D and selenium than water-packed, making it rich in both nutrition and flavor.