John West Tuna & Beans

Our Rating:

4.5 apples (out of 5)

Flavours available:

Capsicum, sweet corn, red kidney beans & chilli

Three beans

Roasted capsicum & three beans

Ingredients:  (Capsicum, sweet corn, red kidney beans & chilli)

Skipjack tuna (36%), red capsicum (23%), sweet corn (13%), red kidney beans (12%), onion, sunflower oil, water, salt, chilli, lime juice, thickener, (xanthum gum), spices.

Allergen information:

Contains fish

The Stats (Capsicum, sweet corn, red kidney beans & chilli):

Nutrient Per 100g Per serve (185g)
Energy – kJ (calories) 473 (113) 875 (209)
Protein (g) 12.8 23.7

Fat

Total (g)

Saturated Fat (g)

 

4.5

0.5

 

8.3

0.9

Carbohydrate

Total (g)

Sugars (g)

 

4.2

1.0

 

7.8

1.8

Sodium (mg) 432 799
Dietary Fibre (g) 2.2 4.1

Nutrition Claims:

High in protein; Good source of Omega-3; High in fibre; All natural ingredients

The good news:

  • A convenient snack or lunch option for work or school lunches, can be incorporated into many different meals such as in pasta, a salad or a wrap
  • Shelf stable so can be kept in your locker or training back for a quick recovery snack
  • Good source of fibre
  • Good source of Omega-3
  • Good source of protein
  • Low in saturated fat
  • Low in sugar

The not-so good news:

  • High in salt

Bottom Line:

John West tuna & beans is a multi-purpose snack or lunch option that saves time on food preparation. Few Australians eat enough fish and seafood, so this affordable and shelf-stable product makes it a little easier to fit a serve in. Already a good source of protein and Omega-3, the addition of beans and vegetables also boosts the fibre content. Overall this is a great product to keep on hand for a quick meal, with the only nutritional downside being its high salt content.

 

 

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