Sundried tomato & basil. Lemon & cracked pepper. Spicy thai chili. No, these aren’t new salad dressing flavors at your favorite restaurant – they’re the new taste of tuna.
The ways in which we live, work and, yes, eat are always changing. We’re on the move more than ever before and we want food that fits our dynamic lifestyles.
Recognizing the growing consumer demand for food that is quick and easy to prepare, and meal solutions that are portable, the tuna industry has introduced a variety of innovative products in recent years that are giving tuna a new taste, more convenience and a new look.
So whether it’s your favorite canned variety, one of the new easy-to-open pouches or delicious ready-to-eat single serve containers, there are many ways to enjoy the great taste and health benefits of tuna.
Here is a brief overview of some recent innovations in tuna product packaging:
Tuna tastes great all by itself. But as long as people have been mixing it with mayonnaise and relish to make tuna salad, they’ve realized that the fish’s mild flavor and texture are excellent compliments to a number of flavor combinations.
Responding to consumers’ demands for more ‘ready to eat’ options, in recent years tuna makers have been offering tuna products in a variety of delicious flavors in pouches, cups and even fillets. These products are great as stand-alone snacks or the centerpiece of a healthy meal.
Some examples of delicious marinated tuna flavor options include:
As consumers continue to embrace these new flavor combinations, there’s no doubt that more delicious options will appear in the future.
A tuna fillet – low in fat and high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids – is the ideal centerpiece of a tasty, healthy meal. And now a perfectly portion controlled, delicious tuna fillet is only seconds away.
Since 2004, tuna makers have been offering packaged ‘heat and serve’ tuna fillets. Usually offered in convenient 4 ounce servings, both light meat and albacore fillets are available in a variety of different marinated flavors.
They’re ideal for anyone who’s too busy to cook but still wants to eat well. Paired with great side dishes or a salad, they’re an easy way to enjoy a truly premium tuna meal.
For most Americans, the first time they enjoyed tuna was at lunch. The tuna salad sandwich is right up there with the hamburger as a lunch time classic.
As Americans become more nutrition conscious and seek out healthier eating options, they’re realizing that tuna is a great choice for a low-fat, high-protein meal any time. And, with more and more tuna products available in a variety of portion controlled packages, delicious flavor combinations and ‘ready to eat’ options, tuna is ideal for a healthy meal on the go – or any time that people want to make a healthy eating choice.