The nutritional properties of tuna: details


Rio Mare Tuna: by now we know that it’s a source of healthy goodness. Fish is an essential foodstuff for a healthy, balanced diet, rich in nutrients that are beneficial to the body.  


Rio Mare chooses the best fish to guarantee taste and flavour at mealtimes. It’s been this way since the beginning and explains why Rio Mare Tuna in Olive Oil has become a staple on millions of tables.


Its success lies in its quality. Rio Mare uses only premium-quality tuna of the Yellow Fin Species, whose natural habitat are uncontaminated tropical and subtropical ocean waters. The fish is carefully selected to guarantee the highest level of quality, and is canned using only the purest olive oil and a pinch of sea salt. It does not contain any preservatives or flavoring.
Most of the nutritional properties of the tuna, mackerel, sardines and salmon that reach our tables are maintained intact. They are packaged to ensure long-term conservation and each and every can is quality controlled, facilatating the consumption of good fish, essential for a healthy diet, even in areas that are located far from the sea. 


1-2 servings of fish per week have an important protective effect on the heart and blood vessels. Research conducted in the USA by Harvard Medical School, on approximately 20,000 individuals, confirmed that the intake of fish, rich in Omega 3 essential fatty acids (e.g. salmon and mackerel) contributes to the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Eating foods that are low in saturated fats and rich in proteins, properties typical of tuna, contribute to the physical and mental development of youngsters and help adults keep fit.