protein in tuna information and values per serving and 100g

Welcome to the nutritional protein content in 14 different types of tuna, ranging from 29.91 g to 19.44 g per 100g. The basic type of tuna is Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, raw, where the amount of protein in 100g is 23.33 g. This is 42% of the protein RDA, from 100g of Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, raw.

The percentage of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for protein is based on a 50 g RDA level for a mature adult.

Top ten tuna products high in protein

Below is a summary list for the top ten tuna items ranked by the amount or level of protein in 100g.

At the bottom of the page is the full list for the 14 different types of tuna based on the content in different servings in grams and oz (and other serving sizes), providing a comprehensive analysis of the protein content in tuna.

1. Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, cooked, dry heat : 29.91g (53%RDA)
2. Fish, tuna, yellowfin, fresh, cooked, dry heat : 29.15g (52%RDA)
3. Fish, tuna, light, canned in oil, drained solids : 29.13g (52%RDA)
4. Fish, tuna, light, canned in oil, without salt, drained solids : 29.13g (52%RDA)
5. Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, cooked, dry heat : 28.21g (50%RDA)
6. Fish, tuna, white, canned in oil, without salt, drained solids : 26.53g (47%RDA)
7. Fish, tuna, white, canned in oil, drained solids : 26.53g (47%RDA)
8. Fish, tuna, light, canned in water, without salt, drained solids : 25.51g (46%RDA)
9. Fish, tuna, fresh, yellowfin, raw : 24.4g (44%RDA)
10. Fish, tuna, white, canned in water, without salt, drained solids : 23.62g (42%RDA)

Following on from the ten top tuna items or products containing protein we have a more comprehensive break down of Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, raw, and the highest item containing protein which is Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, cooked, dry heat. We also give a comparison of average values, median values and lowest values along with a comparison with other food groups and assess the effects of storage and preparation on the 14 types of tuna. .

Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, raw - Nutritional Content and Chart

The full nutrition content, RDA percentages and levels for Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, raw should be considered along with the protein content. This food profile is part of our list of food and drinks under the general group Finfish and Shellfish Products.Other important and protein related nutrients are Calories, Fat and Carbohydrate. For this 100g serving in your diet, the amount of Calories is 144 kcal (7% RDA), the amount of Fat is 4.9 g (8% RDA) and the amount of Carbohydrate is 0 g. The nutritional content and facts for 100g, which includes Calories, Fat and Carbohydrate is shown in the RDA chart below as percentages of the recommended daily allowance along with the protein levels in tuna.

protein and nutrition facts in tuna per 100g

Our proprietary nutritional density score gives a nutritional value out of 100 based on 9 different vitamins, minerals and macro nutrients. Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, raw has a nutritional value score of 16 out of 100.Comparing the protein content and the nutritional density in 100g for Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, raw; We class this as a high protein content item.In terms of overall nutritional value we class this as an item with a medium nutritional density value.

Comparing protein in tuna vs chicken breast

The amount of protein in chicken breast is 31 g per 100g.As protein percentage of the RDA this is 62 %. Comparing with Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, raw, in 100g contains 23.33 g of protein. As a percentage of the RDA this is 42 %. Therefore, chicken breast has 7.67 g more protein than Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, raw. In terms of protein percentage this is 33 % more protein. Chicken breast has an overall nutritional value score of 15 out of 100, whereas Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, raw has a nutritional value score of 16 out of 100.

The highest content of protein in the food items under the general description or type of tuna, is Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, cooked, dry heat with 29.91 g of protein per 100g. Comparing chicken breast with Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, cooked, dry heat; chicken breast has 1.09 g more protein than Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, cooked, dry heat. In terms of protein percentage this is 4 % more protein.

Amount of protein per 100 Calories

100 calories of fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, raw is a serving size of 0.69 g, and the amount of Protein is 16.2 g (29.17% RDA). Other important and related nutrients and macronutrients such as Carbohydrate, in 100 Calories are as follows; Fat 3.4 g (5.56% RDA), Carbohydrate 0 g (0% RDA). This is shown in the protein RDA percentage chart below, based on 100 Calories, along with the other important nutrients and macro nutrients. protein and nutrition facts in tuna per 100 calories

Content per Typical Serving Size 3 oz (or 85 g)

For the food Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, raw the typical serving size is 3 oz (or 85 g) which contains 19.83 g of Protein. The protein percentage of the recommended daily value for this serving is 35 %.

To give 100% of the RDA, 2.9 servings of the typical serving size 3 oz (or 85 g) give the complete RDA. In terms of the gram weight and total content for this serving the Calories content is 122.4 kcal, the Fat content is 4.17 g and the Carbohydrate content is 0 g. The percentages are shown below in the protein chart, for the typical serving of protein and the related and important nutritional values.protein and nutritional content in tuna

Macronutrients in Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, raw


The amount of protein, fat and carbs from this food described above is measured in grams per 100g and grams in a typical serving size (in this case 3 oz or 85 g), although it is also useful to give the number of calories from protein, fat and carbohydrate which are the most important macronutrients. For this serving in your diet here are the macronutrient calories. From protein the number of calories is 84.7 (kcal).The number of calories from Fat is 37.6 (kcal).The total calories from carbohydrate is 0.0 (kcal).protein, calories and nutritional content in tuna

Grams of protein in tuna (per 100g)

This list of 14 types of tuna, is brought to you by www.dietandfitnesstoday.com and ranges from Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, cooked, dry heat through to Fish, tuna, light, canned in water, drained solids where all food items are ranked by the content or amount per 100g. The nutritional protein content can be scaled by the amount in grams, oz or typical serving sizes. Simply click on a food item or beverage from the list at the bottom of the page to give a full dietary nutritional breakdown to answer the question how much protein in tuna.

The list below gives the total protein content in the 14 items from the general description 'tuna' each of which show the protein amount as well as Calories, Fat and Carbohydrate. Below, is the top 14 food items shown in the protein chart. This gives a quick and easy dietary comparison for the different items, where each item is listed at the bottom of the page with a nutritional summary.

tuna protein per 100g

The corresponding nutritional value for tuna based on our density score out of 100 (ranked by the amount of protein per 100g) is shown in the below nutritional density chart. tuna protein per 100g

The corresponding Calories for tuna ranked by the amount of protein per 100g is shown below in the tuna calories chart. tuna protein per 100g

RDA for protein

The recommended daily allowance for protein is 56g for an average male. This is the RDA used for all nutrition in the listed data. For a typical woman it is 46g. These values are based on 0.8 grams of protein per kilogram of body weight. It is also recommended that at least 10% of your calories should be from protein with an upper limit of 35% of your calories from protein.

Effect of Preparation and Storage on protein

The level of protein can be affected by the method of storage for example canned or frozen and also by the method of preparation for example either raw, cooked or fried. The number of food items classified as canned is 8 items. The highest amount of protein from the 8 canned items is in Fish, tuna, light, canned in oil, drained solids where the level is 29.13 g per 100g.The total food items which are raw is 3 items. The highest amount of protein from the 3 raw items is in Fish, tuna, fresh, yellowfin, raw where the content is 24.4 g per 100g. The number of food items which are cooked are 3 items. The highest amount of protein from the 3 cooked items is in Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, cooked, dry heat where the amount is 29.91 g per 100g. Comparing raw and cooked tuna shows that cooking can change the levels of protein by 5.51 g in a 100g serving.

Average Content for tuna

The average (or more correctly the arithmetic mean) amount of protein contained in 100g of tuna, based on the list below of 14 different items under the general description of tuna, is 25.75 g of protein. This average value corresponds to 45.98 % of the recommended dietary allowance (or RDA) in your diet. The averages for the different nutrients are as follows; the average amount of Calories is 144.86 kcal, the average amount of Fat is 3.92 g and the average amount of Carbohydrate is g.

Median Amount

The median value of Protein is found in Fish, tuna, white, canned in oil, drained solids which in 100g contains 26.53 g of Protein. This corresponds to 47 % of the recommended daily allowance. For this serving the amount of Calories is 186 kcal, the amount of Fat is 8.08 g and the amount of Carbohydrate is 0 g.

Highest protein Content per 100g

Using the list below for the 14 different tuna nutrition entries in our database, the highest amount of protein is found in Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, cooked, dry heat which contains 29.91 g of protein per 100g. The associated percentage of RDA is 53 %. For this 100g serving the Calories content is 184 kcal, the Fat content is 6.28 g, the Carbohydrate content is 0 g. chart to show highest protein in tuna per 100g

The lowest amount of protein is in Fish, tuna, light, canned in water, drained solids which in 100g contains 19.44 g of protein. This gives as percentage of the recommended daily allowance 35 % of the RDA. For this 100g serving the amount of Calories is 86 kcal, the amount of Fat is 0.96 g, the amount of Carbohydrate is 0 g.

The difference between the highest and lowest values gives a protein range of 10.47 g per 100g. The range for the other nutrients are as follows; 98 kcal for Calories, 5.32 g for Fat, 0 g for Carbohydrate.

Highest Amount of protein per Serving

Please remember that the above gives an accurate value in 100g for high protein foods in your diet. For example 100g of Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, raw contains 23.33 g of protein. However, there are other factors to consider when you are assessing your nutritional requirements. You should also take into account portion sizes when you are considering the protein nutritional content.

The food with the highest protein content per typical serving is Fish, tuna, light, canned in oil, without salt, drained solids which contains 49.81 g in 1 can (or 171 g). The percentage of the recommended daily value for this serving is 89 %. For this serving the Calories content is 338.58 kcal, the Fat content is 14.04 g and the Carbohydrate content is 0 g.

Nutritional Information Summary

From the list below you can find a full nutrition facts breakdown for all foods containing protein which can be scaled for different servings and quantities. We have also sorted our complete nutritional information and vitamin database of over 7000 foods, to give a list of foods with a high protein content


Tuna List, protein Content per 100g

1. Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, cooked, dry heat - Protein
  Nutritional Value : 15 / 100     food group - Finfish and Shellfish Products
  Protein
(%RDA)
Calories
(%RDA)
Fat
(%RDA)
Carbohydrate
(%RDA)
  Profile for a 100g serving :
  29.91 g (53%)184 kcal (9%)6.28 g (10%)0 g (0%)
  Typical Serving size of 3 oz (or 85g):
   25.42 g (45%) 156.4 kcal (8%) 5.34 g (8%) 0 g (0%)
2. Fish, tuna, yellowfin, fresh, cooked, dry heat - Protein
  Nutritional Value : 16 / 100     food group - Finfish and Shellfish Products
  Protein Calories Fat Carbohydrate
  Profile for a 100g serving :
  29.15 g (52%)130 kcal (7%)0.59 g (1%)0 g (0%)
  Typical Serving size of 3 oz (or 85g):
   24.78 g (44%) 110.5 kcal (6%) 0.5 g (1%) 0 g (0%)
3. Fish, tuna, light, canned in oil, drained solids - Protein
  Nutritional Value : 15 / 100     food group - Finfish and Shellfish Products
  Protein Calories Fat Carbohydrate
  Profile for a 100g serving :
  29.13 g (52%)198 kcal (10%)8.21 g (13%)0 g (0%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 cup and solid or chunks (or 146g):
   42.53 g (76%) 289.08 kcal (14%) 11.99 g (18%) 0 g (0%)
  Other serving sizes 1 oz (or 28.35g):
  8.26 g (15%) 56.13 kcal (3%) 2.33 g (4%) 0 g (0%)
  Other serving sizes 1 can (or 171g):
  49.81 g (89%) 338.58 kcal (17%) 14.04 g (22%) 0 g (0%)
  Other serving sizes 3 oz (or 85g):
  24.76 g (44%) 168.3 kcal (8%) 6.98 g (11%) 0 g (0%)
  Other serving sizes 1 can (12.5 oz) and drained (or 321g):
  93.51 g (167%) 635.58 kcal (32%) 26.35 g (41%) 0 g (0%)
4. Fish, tuna, light, canned in oil, without salt, drained solids - Protein
  Nutritional Value : 14 / 100     food group - Finfish and Shellfish Products
  Protein Calories Fat Carbohydrate
  Profile for a 100g serving :
  29.13 g (52%)198 kcal (10%)8.21 g (13%)0 g (0%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 can (or 171g):
   49.81 g (89%) 338.58 kcal (17%) 14.04 g (22%) 0 g (0%)
  Other serving sizes 3 oz (or 85g):
  24.76 g (44%) 168.3 kcal (8%) 6.98 g (11%) 0 g (0%)
5. Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, cooked, dry heat - Protein
  Nutritional Value : 16 / 100     food group - Finfish and Shellfish Products
  Protein Calories Fat Carbohydrate
  Profile for a 100g serving :
  28.21 g (50%)132 kcal (7%)1.29 g (2%)0 g (0%)
  Typical Serving size of .5 fillet (or 154g):
   43.44 g (78%) 203.28 kcal (10%) 1.99 g (3%) 0 g (0%)
  Other serving sizes 3 oz (or 85g):
  23.98 g (43%) 112.2 kcal (6%) 1.1 g (2%) 0 g (0%)
6. Fish, tuna, white, canned in oil, without salt, drained solids - Protein
  Nutritional Value : 14 / 100     food group - Finfish and Shellfish Products
  Protein Calories Fat Carbohydrate
  Profile for a 100g serving :
  26.53 g (47%)186 kcal (9%)8.08 g (12%)0 g (0%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 can (or 178g):
   47.22 g (84%) 331.08 kcal (17%) 14.38 g (22%) 0 g (0%)
  Other serving sizes 3 oz (or 85g):
  22.55 g (40%) 158.1 kcal (8%) 6.87 g (11%) 0 g (0%)
7. Fish, tuna, white, canned in oil, drained solids - Protein
  Nutritional Value : 15 / 100     food group - Finfish and Shellfish Products
  Protein Calories Fat Carbohydrate
  Profile for a 100g serving :
  26.53 g (47%)186 kcal (9%)8.08 g (12%)0 g (0%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 can (or 178g):
   47.22 g (84%) 331.08 kcal (17%) 14.38 g (22%) 0 g (0%)
  Other serving sizes 3 oz (or 85g):
  22.55 g (40%) 158.1 kcal (8%) 6.87 g (11%) 0 g (0%)
8. Fish, tuna, light, canned in water, without salt, drained solids - Protein
  Nutritional Value : 15 / 100     food group - Finfish and Shellfish Products
  Protein Calories Fat Carbohydrate
  Profile for a 100g serving :
  25.51 g (46%)116 kcal (6%)0.82 g (1%)0 g (0%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 can (or 165g):
   42.09 g (75%) 191.4 kcal (10%) 1.35 g (2%) 0 g (0%)
  Other serving sizes 3 oz (or 85g):
  21.68 g (39%) 98.6 kcal (5%) 0.7 g (1%) 0 g (0%)
9. Fish, tuna, fresh, yellowfin, raw - Protein
  Nutritional Value : 16 / 100     food group - Finfish and Shellfish Products
  Protein Calories Fat Carbohydrate
  Profile for a 100g serving :
  24.4 g (44%)109 kcal (5%)0.49 g (1%)0 g (0%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 oz and boneless (or 28.35g):
   6.92 g (12%) 30.9 kcal (2%) 0.14 g (0%) 0 g (0%)
  Other serving sizes 1 cubic inch and boneless (or 16g):
  3.9 g (7%) 17.44 kcal (1%) 0.08 g (0%) 0 g (0%)
  Other serving sizes 3 oz (or 85g):
  20.74 g (37%) 92.65 kcal (5%) 0.42 g (1%) 0 g (0%)
10. Fish, tuna, white, canned in water, without salt, drained solids - Protein
  Nutritional Value : 15 / 100     food group - Finfish and Shellfish Products
  Protein Calories Fat Carbohydrate
  Profile for a 100g serving :
  23.62 g (42%)128 kcal (6%)2.97 g (5%)0 g (0%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 can (or 172g):
   40.63 g (73%) 220.16 kcal (11%) 5.11 g (8%) 0 g (0%)
  Other serving sizes 3 oz (or 85g):
  20.08 g (36%) 108.8 kcal (5%) 2.52 g (4%) 0 g (0%)
11. Fish, tuna, white, canned in water, drained solids - Protein
  Nutritional Value : 15 / 100     food group - Finfish and Shellfish Products
  Protein Calories Fat Carbohydrate
  Profile for a 100g serving :
  23.62 g (42%)128 kcal (6%)2.97 g (5%)0 g (0%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 can (or 172g):
   40.63 g (73%) 220.16 kcal (11%) 5.11 g (8%) 0 g (0%)
  Other serving sizes 3 oz (or 85g):
  20.08 g (36%) 108.8 kcal (5%) 2.52 g (4%) 0 g (0%)
12. Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, raw - Protein
  Nutritional Value : 16 / 100     food group - Finfish and Shellfish Products
  Protein Calories Fat Carbohydrate
  Profile for a 100g serving :
  23.33 g (42%)144 kcal (7%)4.9 g (8%)0 g (0%)
  Typical Serving size of 3 oz (or 85g):
   19.83 g (35%) 122.4 kcal (6%) 4.17 g (6%) 0 g (0%)
13. Fish, tuna, fresh, skipjack, raw - Protein
  Nutritional Value : 16 / 100     food group - Finfish and Shellfish Products
  Protein Calories Fat Carbohydrate
  Profile for a 100g serving :
  22 g (39%)103 kcal (5%)1.01 g (2%)0 g (0%)
  Typical Serving size of .5 fillet (or 198g):
   43.56 g (78%) 203.94 kcal (10%) 2 g (3%) 0 g (0%)
  Other serving sizes 3 oz (or 85g):
  18.7 g (33%) 87.55 kcal (4%) 0.86 g (1%) 0 g (0%)
14. Fish, tuna, light, canned in water, drained solids - Protein
  Nutritional Value : 16 / 100     food group - Finfish and Shellfish Products
  Protein Calories Fat Carbohydrate
  Profile for a 100g serving :
  19.44 g (35%)86 kcal (4%)0.96 g (1%)0 g (0%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 cup and solid or chunks (or 154g):
   29.94 g (53%) 132.44 kcal (7%) 1.48 g (2%) 0 g (0%)
  Other serving sizes 1 oz (or 28.35g):
  5.51 g (10%) 24.38 kcal (1%) 0.27 g (0%) 0 g (0%)
  Other serving sizes 1 can (or 165g):
  32.08 g (57%) 141.9 kcal (7%) 1.58 g (2%) 0 g (0%)
  Other serving sizes 3 oz (or 85g):
  16.52 g (30%) 73.1 kcal (4%) 0.82 g (1%) 0 g (0%)






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