I met Mona and Sue of Wild Planet Foods at Expo West in Anaheim in March as they were making a delicious sampling of their canned tuna with white beans. They were kind enough to send me some coupons for more of their delicious products and I’ve so far tried an array of their canned Tuna as well as their Wild Sardines. The Wild Sardines are sustainably caught along the California Coast, and they’re an excellent source of not only omega 3, but also of iron and calcium. One container has 2.5 servings, 15% of Calcium and 8% of Iron. A number of food allergic individuals, specifically fish allergic, can tolerate sardines. I sampled the marinara Wild Sardines and they were fantastic, very nicely seasoned, which I enjoyed with gluten free crackers.
My child who has fish, shellfish and seafood allergies, can tolerate canned tuna, as it is the least allergenic of all fish as found in a 2005 study in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology here. If you’re worried about mercury content, Wild Planet has a product called skipjack tuna, which contains a moderate amount of mercury as defined by the Natural Resources Defense Council’s chart here. There is nothing added to their tuna, just water and salt, no other allergens. Everyone is different, so please make sure you check with your Allergist and/or the manufacturer if you have any questions about ingredients, or your allergies.