The nutrition values of canned seafood

The articles aims to put forward nutrient values of canned seafood products.

Solenn Heuzé
February 10, 2022

What are the nutrition values of canned seafood?

The nutrition values of canned seafood products

According to Adepale is one of the main french professional federations of the french food industry which currently brings together nearly 260 companies.

Role of canned seafood
EPA, DHA Omega 3 derivatives, they contribute to cardiovascular health. In addition, DHA is involved in sensory and cognitive functions (concentration, memorization).
They are also anti-inflammatory.
Vitamin D It helps the intestinal absorption of calcium and then binds it to the bones. In addition, it participates in the functioning of the immune system.
Vitamin B12It intervenes in the processes of cell division, among others concerning the red blood cells.
IodineA fundamental component of thyroid hormones, iodine contributes to their action in cellular life. All organs need sufficient levels of these hormones to function properly.
SeleniumThis trace element is a powerful antioxidant and as such, it slows down the oxidation of cellular elements. It is therefore essential to the longevity of cells.

Nutrition value of canned seafood per category

Good reasons to :

1) Canned sardines:

Those fatty acids, members of the lipid family, are essential for the development of the human body because our bodies cannot make them.

The Quality Department, at Cannery Gonidec, controls each fish batch to evaluate if fishes fit with our size and fat content specification. Its high-quality control allows to offer premium products with significant nutritional values.

Canned sardines are an excellent source of vitamins (B and D), minerals and trace elements, such as calcium, magnesium, iron, etc.

2) Canned mackerel

Mackerel is an excellent source of Omega 3, fat acids that play significant role in the good function of the human body. It is rich in proteins and lipids. the sterilization allows to keep all the assets of Omega 3.

Furthermore, canned mackerel is rich of iodine, it is the canned seafood that contains the most important % of iodine.

Iodine is an essential mineral for the good function of thyroid, that regulates the body temperature and its growth.

One portion of mackerel (100g) represents 43% of the daily human needs!

3) Canned anchovy

Canned anchovy contains signficant nutritional qualities such as vitamin A, iron and Omega 3.

The Nutritien value= VNR per canned seafood category

Ciqual Data 2020 according to Adepale :

(% des NRV)
Canned drained natural tunaCanned drained sardines in oilCanned drained natural mackerelNVR/day for an adult
Energy111 kcal/471 kJ 207 kcal/867 kJ189 kcal/787 kJ2000 kcal/8360 kJ
Proteins26.8 g24.4 g21.6 g60 g
– Oméga 3
0.4 g
20 mg (8%)
88 mg (35,2%)
12 g
670 mg (268%)
1000 mg (400%)
11,4 g
690 mg (276%)
1520 mg (608%)
250 mg
250 mg
Vitamin D5,08 μg (100%)7,5 μg (150%)5 μg (100%)5 μg
Selenium305 μg (554%)35 μg (64%)31,8μg (58%)55 μg
Vitamin B122,53 μg (100%)13,6 μg (544%)7,3 μg (292%)2,5 μg
Calcium6,26 mg (0,78%)333 mg (41%)128 mg (16%)800 mg
Iodine16 μg (10,66%)80 μg (54%)22 μg (15%)150 μg

Solenn Heuzé

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