PITTSBURGH (PRNewswire) — StarKist® has been recognized on Women's Health respected 2014 "Supermarket Stars" list, with the brand's Low Sodium Chunk Light Tuna in Water Pouch securing a prominent spot in the "Healthiest Grab-and-Go Lunches" category.
"We are thrilled to be recognized on Women's Health's prestigious list," notes Frank Pogue, Vice President, Marketing and Innovation, Corporate Affairs at StarKist. "At StarKist, we take great pride in offering convenient, healthy and delicious on-the-go meals for consumers, and it's wonderful to have the magazine's stamp of approval."
Compiled every year, the "Supermarket Stars" list highlights the healthiest packaged foods for women. Hundreds of products are submitted to Women's Health each year, and all are vetted by the magazine's health and nutrition editors, as well as Registered Dietitians, Karen Ansel, R.D., Rachel Meltzer Warren, R.D., and Kerry Neville, R.D. This year, the November issue of the magazine, on stands now, chose 89 products for the list, with each passing the stringent criteria of being both nutrient-packed and tasty.
Chosen as a quick-fix source of lean protein and healthy omega-3 fatty acids, the Low Sodium Chunk Light Tuna in Water Pouch is a low-sodium option for those concerned about sodium content, without losing flavor. The Low Sodium Pouch is a part of StarKist's overall portfolio of Flavor Fresh Pouches®, including the brand's classic Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna in Water as well as StarKist's signature Tuna Creations® Pouches that come in pre-seasoned flavors like Sweet & Spicy and Ranch. The Flavor Fresh Pouches lock in freshness and require no draining or mixing, making them perfect to toss on a salad or eat right out of the pouch for an easy and healthy meal.
Eating seafood is good for you – and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends eating at least 8 – 12 oz. of a variety of fish low in mercury each week – such as light meat tuna. In addition to being a good source of B vitamins, Vitamin D and Selenium, tuna is also a lean protein low in cholesterol and saturated fats and a natural source of DHA and EPA Omega-3 Fatty Acids, which is great for those with a history of heart disease. Research has shown that people who eat at least 2 servings of seafood a week have lower rates of heart disease than those who eat less.
For more information and recipe ideas from StarKist, please visit StarKist.com. The November issue of Women's Health magazine is on stands now.
StarKist Co. is a leading producer, distributor and marketer of shelf-stable seafood products in the United States. A category leader in innovation, StarKist® was the first brand to introduce the StarKist Flavor Fresh Pouch®; StarKist Tuna Creations®, a line of lightly seasoned tuna; and, a dolphin-safe policy. As America's favorite tuna, StarKist represents a tradition of quality, innovation and consumer trust and is well known for its charismatic brand icon, Charlie® the Tuna, who swam into the hearts of tuna fans in 1961 and is still a fan favorite today. StarKist Co. is a subsidiary of the Dongwon Group.