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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
    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!
    2122 days ago
    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.
    2130 days ago
    2132 days ago
    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.
    2132 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/22/2012 4:30:24 PM
  • MSGO72
    Thanks for sharing.
    2132 days ago
    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
    2132 days ago
  • NANAW12001
    Thanks. I need to pay more attention when reading the labels.
    2132 days ago
    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!
    2132 days ago
    wow! What a difference.
    2132 days ago
    Great advice!
    2132 days ago
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