Century Tuna, is a Filipino-based brand of canned tuna. Identified by many as a ‘Classic all-time healthy meat’ you can easily eat right out of the can. An indulgently delicious canned fish eaten right out of the can using sky flakes or any biscuit or cracker as a spoon, added to many dishes like pasta, sandwiches, salads, sisig, and many others. It has an ever growing fanbase of health conscious, dieting individuals, or people trying to get muscles or are training since this product has a good amount of DHA and Omega 3.
A short Introduction
This product is under the brand Century Pacific Food, Inc. which is one the Philippines’ largest food companies. It started as a family business that focused on the process, manufacturing, and exportation of tuna products. Other products under this brand also include ‘555’, an ever-growing Filipino sardine brand that was the first product under Century Pacific Food. It expanded the portfolio of fish made products with ‘Century Tuna’, ‘Blue Bay Tuna’, then ‘Argentina’ that specializes in making affordable corned beef, in 2002 they entered into the canned milk production with ‘Birch Tree’ and ‘Angel’, after that was ‘Wow! Ulam’ which is instant canned meat that you just need to pour over rice, ‘Swift’ was added to get into the premium corned beef market, in 2017 they acquired the license to sell the famous American tomato brand ‘Hunt’s’, 2019 was when they entered the domestic coconut cream-milk-and powder market with ‘Coco Mama’, the vegan meat free market with ‘unMeat’, and recently in 2021, they marketed the uprise of refrigerated instant food by repackaging and re-creating a more shelf stable products from their Argentina brand, a full meal pack complete with rice and other side dishes.
Century Tuna has been an all around instant canned ingredient that is so versatile you can find them being made for breakfast as a simple but ‘meaty’ omelet, or just to top over rice with eggs, at lunch as an instant rice topper or into a quick sautéed dish with vegetables, best to add more flavor with either red or white pasta sauce, a quick dinner fix like fish patties, fried rice, savory pancakes, and many more.
Products under the Century Tuna brand options are:
- The popular original Century Tuna flakes in Oil, Century tuna Hot and Spicy, Hot and Spicy Lite, with other flaked tuna options submerged in Calamansi, in Brine, and in Vegetable Oil Lite. The Lite versions are made with 50% less salt and fat.
- Special Red Label Editions include: Century Tuna Flakes in Sunflower oil, in Chili Lime, Salpicao, and in Lemon Butter.
- The Premium versions are: Yellowfin Chunks in Olive oil, Tuna Chunks in Vegetable Oil, Tuna Solid in Vegetable Oil, or in water, and Chunks Spanish Style.
- Filipino flavored sauces in Adobo, Afritada, Caldereta, and Mechado.
- There are also Chunky canned tuna which has a more smokey almost corned beef in flavor taste in: Corned Tuna, Corned Tuna Chili, and Corned Tuna Sisig.
- There is also the ‘Tuna Mayo Spread’ which is a canned tuna spread mix made of real tuna flakes and creamy mayo mix to fancy-up simple crackers or biscuits or as an instant sandwich filling.
Century tuna nutrition facts
Is Century Tuna healthy or is Century Tuna good for your diet? Century Tuna calories is around 110 per serving of 56 grams. This protein rich food also has Vitamin A, B-complex, D, selenium, iron, and phosphorus, especially fatty acids like DHA, EPA, and Omega 3 fatty acids. This inexpensive yummy and nutritious staple in the kitchen is overall safe to eat and great for the body in moderation. Here are some example of its benefits:
- Great source of affordable protein.
- Like most fish, these have amino acids and omega-3 fatty acids that reduce the risk of heart related diseases.
- Is low in fat which makes it easier to lose weight, especially depending on the brine used.
- Canned and fresh tuna has a good source of Vitamin B3 and magnesium that helps the nervous system and bones, supports the body’s immunity, brain function, and distributes energy.
* Is century tuna good for dogs? Is century tuna good for cats? These can be given as a treat once in a while, but should not be added into their meal plan. Too much can cause health issues.
* Is century tuna safe for pregnant women? While this canned good is seen as a healthy and more affordable option to many, and pregnant women can eat these. Studies suggest that pregnant women should try to keep away from canned goods or rather tuna based foods just to be safe especially since tuna is high in mercury( if eaten in very sizable or large amounts ).
Century tuna recipes :
- Century tuna sisig (or Tuna Tofu Sisig) – another variation of the popular pork sisig, still wonderfully tasty and great over rice or to pair with drinks, also easier and quicker to make.
- Tuna Pie – a fried pie dish made simple with just a few ingredients you can find at home, some white bread, tuna mixed with butter, carrots, onions, and mayo. Battered and fried to a crisp.
- Tuna Empanada – a healthier version of the empanada. Crispy deliciousness on the outside and oozing well spiced filling on the inside.
- Tuna with Cabbage and Sayote – get your fill of fiber but still make it yummy. This recipe is a combination of canned tuna, sayote, and cabbage. A simple but hearty dish that you can also dress up with more meat or choice of vegetables.
- Tuna Patties with eggplant – the best healthy burger recipe you’ll come across. Tasty, filling, and aesthetically pleasing to look at, made with simple ingredients.
- Sweet and Sour canned Tuna – probably the easiest way to make the original canned tuna a bit more extravagant in looks and in taste.
- Tuna Kimbap – a colorful Korean sushi filled with tuna, crab sticks, carrots, cucumber, Japanese mayo, egg, pickled radish, wrapped up in nori, topped with sesame. The perfect filling snack.
- Tuna Balls – a budget friendly filling rice ball dish made tasty without the fuss. You can make these into small balls as an appetizer or snack, or as big triangle or ball to eat as a filling to have as a main dish.
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