How Many Ounces Are in a Can of Tuna?

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Canned tuna typically comes in sizes of 3 ounces, 5 ounces and 12 ounces. The number of ounces in the average can of tuna varies depending on the brand and specific product.

Canned tuna is packaged and sold in several ways. Albacore is known as solid white tuna and is a premium variety with a mild flavor. Many varieties of canned tuna are packed in water. A few brands offer tuna packed in olive or vegetable oil.

Canned tuna is a popular source of protein and omega 3 fatty acids. Tuna is a staple food in many homes, and due to its versatility, it works well in a number of recipes. Tuna salad is a popular recipe for sandwiches that is also enjoyed over a bed of fresh lettuce.