Lent is traditionally a time of fasting and penance for Christians around the world and for many, that means not eating meat on Fridays. Whether you follow this tradition or not, tuna is an underappreciated and highly delicious meat alternative for Fridays or any day! Try our Tuna in Olive Oil (or Tonno, in Italian)—because going “meatless,” doesn’t mean you have to go flavorless. This easy, healthy alternative has tons of health benefits, too. It’s packed with protein, omega-3’s and nutrients, all while being low in fat, cholesterol, and calories.
Our canned tuna is packed in olive oil instead of water, making it moist, rich, and full of flavor (so there’s no need for mayonnaise), not to mention versatile. It’s delicious straight out of the can (or one of our snack pouches), on a salad, in a sandwich, on crackers, or served as part of the main course—try one of our recipes like Spaghetti Puttanesca, or Linguine with Tonno and Walnuts.
Unlike many other brands, Pastene’s canned tuna options are certified dolphin-safe. We take immense pride in providing the highest quality fish products that are sustainably sourced. Sustainable seafood means that the fish (or shellfish) is caught or farmed with consideration to the long-term viability of the harvested population, as well as the health and ecological integrity of the ocean. We ensure that our fish products have undergone various precautions in order to preserve aquatic life and moral fishing standards—every product provided by Pastene’s fishing supplier receives a certification verifying that it has been sourced in water that’s not protected or scarce on certain breeds.
Our fresh, flavorful tuna products are a great way to indulge in guilt-free goodness this lenten season. Plus, there are plenty of ways to get creative with your meatless meals. Some additional suggestions include a Mediterranean Tuna Melt, Tuna Burger, or even Tuna Tomato Sauce paired with your favorite Pasta.
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