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by 1241 · about 19 hours ago

Does anyone know where I can buy decent-quality canned smoked oysters online? I usually buy these, but they're unavailable:... (more)

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by 221 · about 19 hours ago

How much omega 3 do you lose if you drain all that water/oil the fish is packed in?

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MiMintzer 0 · January 13, 2013 at 9:07 PM

Why drain it? I pour the oil that the sardines are packed in on my salad with the sardines for a dressing.

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by 615 · about 19 hours ago

Hi Guys, Just wondering what you prefer with regards to canned tuna? Albacore, Yellowfin, or Skipjack (last 2 are known as light tuna i believe). I know that albacore has more omega 3s, but is higher in mercury generally. However some chunk... (more)

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Wisper 0 · December 31, 2012 at 2:04 AM

I'm not too worried about mercury in tuna (or fish in general), see below, but I am worried about BPA in cans. I haven't been able to find BPA free cans in Europe, but I've heard there are some in the... (more)

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by 259 · about 19 hours ago

I love canned fish - tuna, sardines, salmon. But whenever I eat it I can get heartburn. Just wondering if anyone has the same experience. It is interesting also to discuss why this might happen. BPA? Oxidized PUFA? Adding a bit more info: This... (more)

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Sunny_Beaches 0 · December 10, 2012 at 4:25 AM

I've never had this happen. More info would help. Does this happen with frozen/fresh fish? What do you eat them with? On its own? With a salad? What is it packed in? Soybean oil, water, tomato sauce, mustard sauce, etc. I doubt it is BPA if... (more)

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by 26 · about 19 hours ago

There are many, many Paleo recipes that call for canned tomatoes however most of them have sugar and stuff like calcium chloride. Why is this acceptable in the Paleo world?

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Varelse 0 · October 12, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Because every single time someone references an ingredient, they shouldn't have to specify you should use a high quality ingredient. Imagine how tedious recipes would be if it was "organic premium 100% grassfed 20% lean roughly ground chuck beef"... (more)

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by 310 · about 19 hours ago

The lunch that I usually make for school most days (not all) is half a can of bumblebee's wild alaskan salmon, plus chopped pickles, celery, onions, and homemade mayo if I have any on hand. Otherwise I use pickle juice. I mostly make this because... (more)

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jake3_14 0 · October 06, 2012 at 6:46 PM

If you're worried about getting enough O-3 fats in your diet, track your food for a week in one of the online tracking tools. I use cron-o-meter because of the real-time graph displays, including O6 and O3 fats (I'm trying to keep the ratio to... (more)

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by 185 · about 19 hours ago

I'm obsessed with them. And they taste and have the texture of string cheese! YUM! Ingredients: hearts of palm, water, citric acid and salt. Are these paleo enough???

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Varelse 0 · August 11, 2012 at 10:56 PM

I think hearts of palm are fine Paleo-wise, and so's the salt and citric acid. The only thing I'd be concerned about is the BPA in the cans, but how much you worry about that sort of thing is up to you. If you can, I'd suggest trying to find some... (more)

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by 868 · about 19 hours ago

So I recently got back from a trip to Hawaii where Spam is eaten like crazy. I had never tried Spam before, but now I find myself craving it. Looking at the nutrition information, it seems to check out alright, at least not much worse than most... (more)

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Corbab 0 · July 26, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Nitrites in meat are bad news. When cooked, they combine with the aminos in the meat and form carcinogenic compounds (N-nitrosos). Vegetables also have nitrites, but the other vitamins inhibit N-nitroso formation. I'd also question the quality of... (more)

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by 396 · about 19 hours ago

So, I've 15oz of canned wild pink salmon. I'm looking for some creative eating ideas. Preferably things I could take to work and eat during break. If it travels, that's a bonus. Right now I was just thinking of taking a half can of the salmon... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

Mix it with mashed avocado, salt, pepper, garlic, and green onion. Eat with celery sticks. I don't particularly care for salmon, but I have to portion this out for myself or I will go crazy.

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by 10 · about 19 hours ago

Hey, I've noticed that quite a few people here eat canned salmon, sardines, etc. I wouldn't mind doing the same but am kinda concerned about metal leaching from the can to the fish. Anyone know anything about the subject that can put my mind at ease? (more)

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by 788 · about 20 hours ago

I was hit with this idea while eating some of my canned salmon today. I usually open the can and pour out the water in order to eat the fish. Now that I think about it if this is the same water the fish was cooked in and it contains bones (mine... (more)

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Sam_7 0 · May 02, 2012 at 1:12 PM

Some of it is, and some of it isn't. There are several fish brands that advertise their tuna as packaged in "natural spring water." I believe the big ones (i.e. bumble bee, starkist, etc) do this. Then there are some, like Wild Planet, where... (more)

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by 1467 · about 20 hours ago

I know that in North America there seem to be one or two brands such selling BPA free tins but in the UK I have checked far and wide and it seems to be that no one is doing it? I have pretty much accepted that I will have to start making my own... (more)

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Karen___1 0 · July 23, 2012 at 8:11 PM

If you have plenty of money (sadly I am not really in this boat) there are various brands of tuna/sardines in glass to be bought. Delicatessens are your best bet (have had some exquisite and unbelievably expensive French sardines in various London... (more)

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by 659 · about 20 hours ago

Looking for any information out there on the saftey of using canned foods. Being on a low income and from a busy background, it is often easier and cheaper to buy some canned foods. The only two I regulary consume is a diced italian tomato mix,... (more)

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Cave_Tomboy_1 0 · April 23, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Trying again to answer. Technical difficulties. Quick answer -- canned salmon is okay, actually quite good given where you live. Canned tomatoes -- not bad if you have no alternative but BOXED would be much better. Acid in tomatoes, specifically,... (more)

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by 571 · about 20 hours ago

Are these still quality food items? I just bought a couple cans of the bumblebee whole oysters and they actually taste pretty good. One other question though... in cooked oysters, are they usually dark green inside? I've only had oysters like... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · April 10, 2012 at 1:09 AM

Yeah, Trader Joe's canned oysters are green inside too. They are very nutritious, but they have about 800% RDA of zinc in one can, so don't have them everyday.

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by 3162 · about 20 hours ago

Is this a good thing to eat? I've been trying lots of new seafood recently and the tinned octopus looked like an interesting option for keeping around in my desk at work with my other snack-ish foods. I really liked the tinned oysters but trying... (more)

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txrandom 0 · April 07, 2012 at 1:11 AM

I've never had tinned octupus, but the sushi octopus is delicious. I think it's steamed at least in the US.

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

So these are no salt added products. But in order to preserve they use potassium instead. My question is that would this be a good way to get you potassium/sodium ratio into balance and is there a pot/sod ratio that is too high?

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JRM 0 · April 04, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Green beans are legumes and most people don't eat legumes on a paleo diet. Frozen vegetables are better than canned vegetables. Your body will tell you when you potassium/sodium ratio is too high by making salty water taste really good.

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by 23 · about 20 hours ago

What say you? Convenient single serving meat bomb, or canned pestilence? PS. There is no actual corn in "corned" beef. (more)

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Fiona 0 · February 16, 2012 at 6:40 PM

I think we need to clarify that most British beef is a LOT different to American beef firstly... Cheap corned beef is usually from South America which (iirc)are grassfed. However, Brazilian beef has an ethical implication (rainforest etc.). So,... (more)

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by 45 · about 20 hours ago

I see lots of recipes calling for coconut milk (Marks Daily Apple, Everyday Paleo cookbook, etc...). They never specify if it is the canned stuff or the one I can find in the refrigerated alternatives to cows milk section? When I make shakes which... (more)

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Kewpie 0 · November 11, 2011 at 11:00 PM

The canned is what you want for recipes. The stuff in the refrigerator section is much more watered down and will not work the same in recipes (and always has a bunch of other additives). The brand I use is Native Forest. It's organic and in... (more)

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by 1659 · about 20 hours ago

Pretty much downing a can every two days; I know anything canned is pretty much post-agriculture and post-industrial but it's sooooo good! Seriously look at these specs: (more)

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citrusfire 0 · November 09, 2011 at 10:29 PM

It's wild caught, has bones (calcium), tons of protein and omega 3s, and comes in a bpa-free can. It also costs under $3 for a can. I go through millions of these

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by 1880 · about 20 hours ago

Any idea how to prepare canned oysters? Could I just heat them and top with coconut oil?

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Jessica_G 0 · October 20, 2011 at 6:21 PM

If you are into heavy cream - I made the most delicious oyster stew w/ mirepoix (onions/celery/carrots) sauteed in butter, thyme, and said oysters and cream. I think it was from a Chez Panisse cookbook but it was really easy. You could just wing... (more)

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by 1720 · about 20 hours ago

I know generally frozen fruit and vegetables are better than the "fresh" (but not so fresh) ones sitting out, but how about canned vs. frozen produce? Also, canned meat vs. frozen meat vs. "fresh" meat? Which one is a better option? (more)

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balor123 0 · October 17, 2011 at 5:00 AM

There's a good article in Consumer Reports on Health this month on this topic. Unfortunately, it is a paid subscription and there's no online version. Basically, the order of quality is: local fresh, frozen, non-local fresh, canned (also has BPA... (more)

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by 5 · about 20 hours ago

Hello, Everyone 08/15/11 5:05 PM I would like to get a list of canned vegetables that are not starchy. Do sweet corn and sweet peas contain a lot of starch? thanks

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Karen 0 · August 15, 2011 at 9:15 PM

I would recommend avoiding canned food due to BPA contamination, poor quality etc. But if you need to for some reason - any foods on this list http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/whattoeat/a/whatveg.htm are non-starchy whether canned or not (provided... (more)

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by 333 · about 20 hours ago

Lately, i have been too busy to cook food, so my staple is canned fish (salmon, tuna, sardines, and anchovies, some crab meat) on top of a big salad. I have been eating this for both lunch and dinner because it is fast, and pretty tasty, i love... (more)

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Grocket 0 · July 15, 2011 at 6:00 PM

If you are buying your canned fish at Trader Joe's then you are probably all set. Word is that all their fish is in BPA-free cans.

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by 3914 · about 20 hours ago

My brother and I were talking about eating more paleo and low-carb, and he mentioned that one thing he has trouble with is making meat dishes like casseroles without some sort of canned soup like cream of mushroom to sort of hold it all together. ... (more)

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Felix 0 · July 04, 2011 at 12:57 PM

I use these for thickening: 1) Arrowroot starch. Works at lower temperatures than common thickeners, keeps the liquid clear (in case visua appeal matters to you) 2) Reduction to a paste/syrup. (probably not an option if you need a lot of... (more)

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by 1702 · about 20 hours ago

I'm getting canned coconut milk in BPA-free cans and doing my best to scrutinize ingredients lists in other canned varieties. But my largest offender is canned tomatoes. Tomatoes are A PAIN IN THE REAR for me to process manually, just because I... (more)

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Adam_Crafter 0 · April 08, 2011 at 9:13 PM

I always let quality, ingredients, and the container decide. Sure, I prefer fresh, but BPA cans or glass jars are ok with me.

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