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why does ahi tuna have carbs?
« on: July 25, 2011, 05:38:50 PM »
My husband bought Ahi Tuna from Sam's club in hopes it was something I could eat but it has 4 carbs per steak.  I can't see anything on the label in the ingredients that would constitute addition of carbs.  I looked on line and outside of the fact that it's not sashimi grade, I can't figure it out.  Anyone have a clue? Oh and it has liquid smoke-maybe that's it.

Here's the label.

http://www.fatsecret.com/calories-nutrition/treasures-from-the-sea/ahi-tuna-steak
« Last Edit: July 25, 2011, 05:43:58 PM by izzet »
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Re: why does ahi tuna have carbs?
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2011, 07:44:05 AM »
Hi Izzet, from my research, fresh raw unprocessed Tuna Steaks mainly available from Yellow fin tuna contain zero carbs. Not sure why your tuna lists carbs, anything on the labels ingredient list?
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Re: why does ahi tuna have carbs?
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2011, 09:17:17 AM »
I looked it up online too and most tunas were 0 carbs, except for the one you mentioned -- Ahi. I kept seeing 4 listed as the average number.

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Re: why does ahi tuna have carbs?
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2011, 01:24:45 PM »
Hi Izzet, from my research, fresh raw unprocessed Tuna Steaks mainly available from Yellow fin tuna contain zero carbs. Not sure why your tuna lists carbs, anything on the labels ingredient list?

Ingredients:  Skinless Tuna, Filtered Wood Smoke (used to preserve natural color)
Contain: Fish
Wild catch
Product of Indonesia

The tuna in this bag has been processed with clearsmoke. Clearsmoke is a method used to lock in the natural color and taste of the fish without cooking the fish or altering the inherent flavor....

http://democrats.energycommerce.house.gov/images/stories/Documents/Hearings/PDF/110-oi-hrg.111307.Brinsmade-Testimony.pdf

http://fandbi.com/Mag_Spring_2005/advertorial/anova%20-%20clearsmoke/anova.html

None of this should add carbs...I'm stumped!
« Last Edit: July 26, 2011, 01:28:44 PM by izzet »
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Re: why does ahi tuna have carbs?
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2011, 05:34:57 PM »
Not sure what to tell you, from now on buy Yellowfin from the fish dept, definitely no carbs there.  ;)
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Re: why does ahi tuna have carbs?
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2011, 08:33:01 AM »
Contact the company,tell them your issue :)

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Re: why does ahi tuna have carbs?
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2011, 01:08:59 PM »
Straight from the manufacturer:

Sorry for the late response, we were waiting to hear back from our vendor concerning your inquiry. The 4 grams of carbohydrates found in our Ahi Tuna is a result of the patented Clearsmoke process that is used to lock in the natural color and taste of the fish.

Thank you for your inquiry and your patronage.

Best Regards,

Darren Mills
Customer Services
Sales/Marketing Dept.
206-285-7445
darren@ody.bz
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Re: why does ahi tuna have carbs?
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2011, 01:19:29 PM »
Thanks izzet! :)

That's another example of why reading labels of prepackaged foods is so important.
Who woulda guessed that tuna fish could have carbs? ::)
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Re: why does ahi tuna have carbs?
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2011, 01:40:22 PM »
Even so, a smoking proces of all things....when in the heck did smoke get carbs! lol  I won't be buying their product anymore but my hubby likes it so I guess he will continue...traitor! lol
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Re: why does ahi tuna have carbs?
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2011, 06:46:37 PM »
Thanks for letting us know, Izzet. Yeah, who would think smoking would add them, but I guess it does. Even so, that's a lot of carbs if it's per piece.

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Re: why does ahi tuna have carbs?
« Reply #10 on: August 04, 2011, 08:43:39 AM »
Sherri and I eat fresh yellowfin tuna fairly often, give the fresh a try next time.  8)
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