Welcome to the protein content in 16 different types of tuna, ranging from 29.91 to 11.6 g per 100g. The basic value from the general description of tuna is Fish, tuna salad which in 100g contains 16.04 g of protein. As a source of protein, this corresponds to 32 % of the Recommended Daily Allowance or RDA. For this serving in your diet, the amount of Calories is 187 kcal (9% RDA), the amount of Fat is 9.26 g (14% RDA) and the amount of Carbohydrate is 9.41 g (7% RDA).

For the food Fish, tuna salad the typical serving size is 1 cup (or 205 g) which contains 32.88 g of Protein. The precentage of the recommended daily value for this serving is 66 %. For this serving the Calories content is 383.35 kcal, the Fat content is 18.98 g and the Carbohydrate content is 19.29 g.

This list of 16 types of tuna, is brought to you by www.dietandfitnesstoday.com and ranges from Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, cooked, dry heat through to Fast foods, submarine sandwich, with tuna salad 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.

Protein Levels

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.

The list below gives the total protein content in the 16 items from the general description 'tuna' each of which show the protein amount as well as Calories, Fat and Carbohydrate. The top 16 food items are shown in the graph below, to give 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

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 16 different items under the general description of tuna, is 24.26 g of protein. This average value corresponds to 48.52 % 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 152.69 kcal, the average amount of Fat is 4.69 g and the average amount of Carbohydrate is 1.94 g.

Median Amount

The median value of Protein is found in Fish, tuna, light, canned in water, without salt, drained solids which in 100g contains 25.51 g of Protein. This corresponds to 51 % of the recommended daily allowance. For this serving the amount of Calories is 116 kcal, the amount of Fat is 0.82 g and the amount of Carbohydrate is 0 g.

Highest protein Content per 100g

Using the list below for the 16 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 60 %. For this 100g serving the Calories content is 184 kcal, the Fat content is 6.28 g, the Carbohydrate content is 0 g.

The lowest amount of protein is in Fast foods, submarine sandwich, with tuna salad which in 100g contains 11.6 g of protein. This gives as percentage of the recommended daily allowance 23 % of the RDA. For this 100g serving the amount of Calories is 228 kcal, the amount of Fat is 10.93 g, the amount of Carbohydrate is 21.63 g.

The difference between the highest and lowest values gives a protein range of 18.31 g per 100g. The range for the other nutrients are as follows; 44 kcal for Calories, 4.65 g for Fat, 21.63 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 salad contains 16.04 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 precentage of the recommended daily value for this serving is 100 %. 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
  Protein (%RDA)Fat (%RDA)Carbohydrate (%RDA)Calories (%RDA)
  For a 100g serving :
  29.91 g (60%)6.28 g (10%)0 g (0%)184 kcal (9%)
  Typical Serving size of 3 oz (or 85g):
   25.42 g (51%) 5.34 g (8%) 0 g (0%) 156.4 kcal (8%)
2. Fish, tuna, yellowfin, fresh, cooked, dry heat - Protein
  Protein Fat Carbohydrate Calories
  For a 100g serving :
  29.15 g (58%)0.59 g (1%)0 g (0%)130 kcal (7%)
  Typical Serving size of 3 oz (or 85g):
   24.78 g (50%) 0.5 g (1%) 0 g (0%) 110.5 kcal (6%)
3. Fish, tuna, light, canned in oil, drained solids - Protein
  Protein Fat Carbohydrate Calories
  For a 100g serving :
  29.13 g (58%)8.21 g (13%)0 g (0%)198 kcal (10%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 cup and solid or chunks (or 146g):
   42.53 g (85%) 11.99 g (18%) 0 g (0%) 289.08 kcal (14%)
  Other serving sizes 1 oz (or 28.35g):
  8.26 g (17%) 2.33 g (4%) 0 g (0%) 56.13 kcal (3%)
  Other serving sizes 1 can (or 171g):
  49.81 g (100%) 14.04 g (22%) 0 g (0%) 338.58 kcal (17%)
  Other serving sizes 3 oz (or 85g):
  24.76 g (50%) 6.98 g (11%) 0 g (0%) 168.3 kcal (8%)
  Other serving sizes 1 can (12.5 oz) and drained (or 321g):
  93.51 g (187%) 26.35 g (41%) 0 g (0%) 635.58 kcal (32%)
4. Fish, tuna, light, canned in oil, without salt, drained solids - Protein
  Protein Fat Carbohydrate Calories
  For a 100g serving :
  29.13 g (58%)8.21 g (13%)0 g (0%)198 kcal (10%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 can (or 171g):
   49.81 g (100%) 14.04 g (22%) 0 g (0%) 338.58 kcal (17%)
  Other serving sizes 3 oz (or 85g):
  24.76 g (50%) 6.98 g (11%) 0 g (0%) 168.3 kcal (8%)
5. Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, cooked, dry heat - Protein
  Protein Fat Carbohydrate Calories
  For a 100g serving :
  28.21 g (56%)1.29 g (2%)0 g (0%)132 kcal (7%)
  Typical Serving size of .5 fillet (or 154g):
   43.44 g (87%) 1.99 g (3%) 0 g (0%) 203.28 kcal (10%)
  Other serving sizes 3 oz (or 85g):
  23.98 g (48%) 1.1 g (2%) 0 g (0%) 112.2 kcal (6%)
6. Fish, tuna, white, canned in oil, without salt, drained solids - Protein
  Protein Fat Carbohydrate Calories
  For a 100g serving :
  26.53 g (53%)8.08 g (12%)0 g (0%)186 kcal (9%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 can (or 178g):
   47.22 g (94%) 14.38 g (22%) 0 g (0%) 331.08 kcal (17%)
  Other serving sizes 3 oz (or 85g):
  22.55 g (45%) 6.87 g (11%) 0 g (0%) 158.1 kcal (8%)
7. Fish, tuna, white, canned in oil, drained solids - Protein
  Protein Fat Carbohydrate Calories
  For a 100g serving :
  26.53 g (53%)8.08 g (12%)0 g (0%)186 kcal (9%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 can (or 178g):
   47.22 g (94%) 14.38 g (22%) 0 g (0%) 331.08 kcal (17%)
  Other serving sizes 3 oz (or 85g):
  22.55 g (45%) 6.87 g (11%) 0 g (0%) 158.1 kcal (8%)
8. Fish, tuna, light, canned in water, without salt, drained solids - Protein
  Protein Fat Carbohydrate Calories
  For a 100g serving :
  25.51 g (51%)0.82 g (1%)0 g (0%)116 kcal (6%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 can (or 165g):
   42.09 g (84%) 1.35 g (2%) 0 g (0%) 191.4 kcal (10%)
  Other serving sizes 3 oz (or 85g):
  21.68 g (43%) 0.7 g (1%) 0 g (0%) 98.6 kcal (5%)
9. Fish, tuna, fresh, yellowfin, raw - Protein
  Protein Fat Carbohydrate Calories
  For a 100g serving :
  24.4 g (49%)0.49 g (1%)0 g (0%)109 kcal (5%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 oz and boneless (or 28.35g):
   6.92 g (14%) 0.14 g (0%) 0 g (0%) 30.9 kcal (2%)
  Other serving sizes 1 cubic inch and boneless (or 16g):
  3.9 g (8%) 0.08 g (0%) 0 g (0%) 17.44 kcal (1%)
  Other serving sizes 3 oz (or 85g):
  20.74 g (41%) 0.42 g (1%) 0 g (0%) 92.65 kcal (5%)
10. Fish, tuna, white, canned in water, drained solids - Protein
  Protein Fat Carbohydrate Calories
  For a 100g serving :
  23.62 g (47%)2.97 g (5%)0 g (0%)128 kcal (6%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 can (or 172g):
   40.63 g (81%) 5.11 g (8%) 0 g (0%) 220.16 kcal (11%)
  Other serving sizes 3 oz (or 85g):
  20.08 g (40%) 2.52 g (4%) 0 g (0%) 108.8 kcal (5%)
11. Fish, tuna, white, canned in water, without salt, drained solids - Protein
  Protein Fat Carbohydrate Calories
  For a 100g serving :
  23.62 g (47%)2.97 g (5%)0 g (0%)128 kcal (6%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 can (or 172g):
   40.63 g (81%) 5.11 g (8%) 0 g (0%) 220.16 kcal (11%)
  Other serving sizes 3 oz (or 85g):
  20.08 g (40%) 2.52 g (4%) 0 g (0%) 108.8 kcal (5%)
12. Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, raw - Protein
  Protein Fat Carbohydrate Calories
  For a 100g serving :
  23.33 g (47%)4.9 g (8%)0 g (0%)144 kcal (7%)
  Typical Serving size of 3 oz (or 85g):
   19.83 g (40%) 4.17 g (6%) 0 g (0%) 122.4 kcal (6%)
13. Fish, tuna, fresh, skipjack, raw - Protein
  Protein Fat Carbohydrate Calories
  For a 100g serving :
  22 g (44%)1.01 g (2%)0 g (0%)103 kcal (5%)
  Typical Serving size of .5 fillet (or 198g):
   43.56 g (87%) 2 g (3%) 0 g (0%) 203.94 kcal (10%)
  Other serving sizes 3 oz (or 85g):
  18.7 g (37%) 0.86 g (1%) 0 g (0%) 87.55 kcal (4%)
14. Fish, tuna, light, canned in water, drained solids - Protein
  Protein Fat Carbohydrate Calories
  For a 100g serving :
  19.44 g (39%)0.96 g (1%)0 g (0%)86 kcal (4%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 cup and solid or chunks (or 154g):
   29.94 g (60%) 1.48 g (2%) 0 g (0%) 132.44 kcal (7%)
  Other serving sizes 1 oz (or 28.35g):
  5.51 g (11%) 0.27 g (0%) 0 g (0%) 24.38 kcal (1%)
  Other serving sizes 1 can (or 165g):
  32.08 g (64%) 1.58 g (2%) 0 g (0%) 141.9 kcal (7%)
  Other serving sizes 3 oz (or 85g):
  16.52 g (33%) 0.82 g (1%) 0 g (0%) 73.1 kcal (4%)
  Other serving sizes 1 can (12.5 oz) and drained (or 315g):
  61.24 g (122%) 3.02 g (5%) 0 g (0%) 270.9 kcal (14%)
15. Fish, tuna salad - Protein
  Protein Fat Carbohydrate Calories
  For a 100g serving :
  16.04 g (32%)9.26 g (14%)9.41 g (7%)187 kcal (9%)
  Typical Serving size of 1 cup (or 205g):
   32.88 g (66%) 18.98 g (29%) 19.29 g (15%) 383.35 kcal (19%)
  Other serving sizes 3 oz (or 85g):
  13.63 g (27%) 7.87 g (12%) 8 g (6%) 158.95 kcal (8%)