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Name Brand Vs Store Brand ~Tuna~

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Some say they are the same. I am here to show you that they are NOT the same.
Reading the labels will show the facts.

[Serv Size 2.6oz/74g]

Starkist [VS] Great Value
(Low Sodium/light) [VS] (Premium Light)
Cal 70 [VS] Cal 80
Cholesterol 30mg [VS] Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 100 [VS] Sodium 300mg
Potassium 250mg [VS] Potassium 220mg
Protein 17g [VS] Protein 18g
Iron 2% [VS] Iron 4%
Niacin 50% [VS] Niacin 40%
Vitamin B12 15% [VS] Vitamin B12 45%
Vitamin D 15% [VS] Vitamin D 0%
Vitamin B6 8% [VS] Vitamin B6 8%
Selenium 80% [VS] Selenium 0%
Ingredients: [VS] Ingredients:
(listed in order) (listed in order)
Light Tuna, Water & [VS] Light Tuna, Water,
Vegetable Broth [VS] Vegetable Broth & Salt

I will from now on choose Starkist over Great Value in the Tuna Isle.
I have a great understanding... more than ever... the importance of READING LABELS.

Read the labels, taste & then make your healthier choice. Your heart will thank you!

Dare to compare!

I have found that sometimes the Name Brand wins the healthy label & sometimes the Store Brand wins the healthy label.

Dare to compare!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ANIMAL_L0VER 9/2/2012 12:36AM

    It's so true that reading labels is the most important thing to do when shopping. I tend to avoid most packaged processed foods nowadays, mostly focusing on fruits, veggies, whole grains, and beans, nuts, etc., but I always check every label before it goes into my cart. Thanks for this reminder and lesson for everyone.

I'm playing catchup and also just read your blog about your 6 week follow up after your surgery. That is so great that everything went well and you healed up so perferctly, and super huge congrats on your bp being normal!!! You should be so happy and proud about this. Anyway, I'm glad to come back and see you're doing so well. Keep it up, and keep dancing!

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PAMAZON 8/24/2012 1:23PM

    I agree Linda! Labels guide so many of my choices. My favorite examples are...

Bread crumbs: Those canned, ready to use crumbs have a mile-long ingredient list. Seriously? Lately I just save the ends of my wheat bread and food process those instead. If I need them drier, I just toast them. Saved myself loads of added junk.

Taco seasoning: Many of the name brands are loaded with glutamate flavorings that I try to avoid. My store brand is all natural seasonings and spices. And it's easy to make yourself too if you have a good spice collection.

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STLADEE 8/22/2012 4:28PM


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MERAINA 8/22/2012 3:47PM

    I agree about the Great Value Natural Creamy Peanut Butter, it is better than Jiff Natural. Reading the label shows which is better for our health.

Comment edited on: 8/22/2012 4:30:24 PM

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MSGO72 8/22/2012 3:28PM

  Thanks for sharing.

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JBELICIOUS5 8/22/2012 3:22PM

    Thanks for the heads up. I'm constantly having the discussion with family about generic vs. brand--this is something truly important to add to it next time it comes up! emoticon

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NANAW12001 8/22/2012 3:09PM

  Thanks. I need to pay more attention when reading the labels.

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BIGPAWSUP 8/22/2012 3:08PM

    There is a huge difference in peanut butter too - and the great value is better than the name brands! So it goes both way. Compare, compare, compare!

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FAERY_PRINCESS 8/22/2012 3:04PM

    wow! What a difference.

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AQUANESS212 8/22/2012 3:02PM

    Great advice!

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