1. Ortiz Bonito del Norte Ventresca$14.99/3.95 oz. tin at Whole Foods Market
The high price tag is due to the fact that it is 100% tuna belly, from fish caught in the Cantabrian Sea and packed in Spanish olive oil. It’s visually appealing too, with sizeable, perfectly lined-up cuts of meat, best eaten straight from the can. As tuna goes, this is about as good as it gets.
2. Genova Yellowfin Tuna in Extra Virgin Olive Oil with Sea Salt
$2.13/tin at Hannaford Supermarket
The tropical and slightly floral characteristics of the velvety fish balanced with decent olive oil and a perfect bit of seasoning make this an incredible value. For skeptics, this is a reasonably priced can of tuna to demonstrate that all canned products are not created equal.
3. Crown Prince Natural Yellowfin in Olive Oil
$5.79/tin at Whole Foods Market
Again, the supple texture and slightly fruity taste of the yellowfin is superior, combined with peppery Greek olive oil. Here, the visual appeal of the fish makes this one ideal for preparations like Niçoise salad.