Food - Drink
Why You Should Always Have Canned Tuna In Your Pantry
By JEN PENG
There are certain canned foods that every well-stocked pantry should have, but there’s one that’s an absolute must-have: canned tuna. From the classic tuna salad and tuna noodle casserole to elevated tuna melts and tuna croquettes, the humble can of tuna is incredibly versatile and easy to turn into a delicious meal.
In addition to its versatility, canned tuna is also incredibly nutritious, as it's low in calories and fat, yet high in protein. Canned tuna is also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, along with important vitamins and minerals like vitamin D, B-vitamins, magnesium, phosphorous, and selenium.
Another benefit to canned tuna is its long shelf life, as the USDA says that commercially canned tuna is actually safe to consume for up to five years. So grab a few extra cans of tuna the next time you are at the grocery store; they'll be good a long while, but with all the dishes you can make from them, they might not last as long as you think.