That's Not The Only Reason To Avoid TunaA study done by the U.S. Geological Survey found elevated levels of mercury in all tuna they tested. The worst offenders were restaurant tuna.
So How Do You Spot Mislabeled Tuna?Now that you have all this information, how do you put it to good use to keep yourself safe? Dr. Mercola over at Healthy Holistic Living makes these three recommendations:
- Ask. Before you buy tuna, you should be able to ask where it came from as well as when and how it was bought. If you're given a hard time when asking, take your business elsewhere.
- Look at the price.If the price is really really really good despite the aforementioned tuna population crisis, it's probably not real tuna.
- Buy the whole fish.When you can, you'll want to purchase the whole fish as opposed to split pieces. It's naturally much harder to misrepresent an entire fish.