At the Supermarket: John West Calcium Rich Tuna
Calcium is the most common mineral in your body, and it's essential for strong, healthy bones and teeth. One 90g tin of canned John West Calcium Rich Tuna can contribute almost all your daily need for calcium. Let’s take a closer look.
In my supermarket shop last week, my eyes lit up when I came across these small cans of John West Tuna with the words 'Calcium Rich' in big, bold letters on their front packaging.
Calcium is one mineral that I chat about a lot here.
That's because so many of us don't get enough of it, and it's got real consequences for our bone health later in life. Like a sly fox, conditions like osteopenia and osteoporosis can sneak up on us.
So it's just so important to stick with the recommended servings of calcium-rich foods daily.
So what's this product all about then? Let's take a closer look.
What is Calcium-Rich Tuna?
Calcium-rich tuna is just like our regular tins of tuna. Only it has tuna bone powder included in it. This is the magic ingredient that contributes the calcium.
One small tin of tuna can almost meets 100% of our daily calcium needs. That's pretty impressive. Another great thing about this product is that using the bone powder of the tuna itself uses more of the tuna fish, means there's less food waste.
Other products do this if you feel cringy about the added tuna bone powder. Tinned salmon is also a good source of calcium because it includes those tiny soft white bones. It's a great innovative way to help us meet our daily needs for calcium through various foods other than dairy foods.
How to Use Calcium-Rich Tuna?
Use this tuna the same way as other tuna brands. This variety comes in single tuna servings and various flavours, so it's great if you want to take it along to add to a salad at lunch or add to a toasted sandwich. There is no overall difference in taste or texture from other tuna products.
If you feel like you're not getting three good servings of calcium-rich foods daily, this might be a great alternative to your regular tuna brand.
When writing this, the Calcium Rich tuna is $2.00 per 90gram serve versus $2.30 for a 95-gram serve of regular John West brand via Coles Online. So it's pretty comparable when it comes to price.
Have you seen this product at your local supermarket? What do you think? Let us know in the comments.