PITTSBURGH, Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- StarKist Co., a leading producer, distributor and marketer of shelf-stable seafood products in the United States, announced today the launch of its Hispanic-inspired Autentico canned tuna line. Available at Walmart nationwide, Autentico products blend StarKist tuna with bold spices such as red, chili and jalapeno peppers along with vegetables for a delicious seafood taste.
According to Jennifer Albert, Director of Marketing, StarKist, the Autentico product line was developed to appeal to the seafood demands of the growing Hispanic population in the U.S. "StarKist is always looking to expand our portfolio of products to broaden our appeal to as many people as possible," said Albert. "Our Chunk Light Tuna with Vegetables, Sweet & Spicy Chunk Light Tuna with Peppers and our Chunk Light Tuna with Jalapenos provides lovers of Hispanic-flavored food with delicious, convenient and affordable seafood options."
StarKist's Autentico products are select cuts of premium tuna in oil with a variety of vegetables and spices. The StarKist Autentico Chunk Light Tuna in Oil with Vegetables combines premium tuna with red bell peppers, sweet corn, carrots and green peas. For a spicier taste, consumers can try StarKist Autentico Sweet & Spicy Chunk Light Tuna in Oil with Peppers, which combines premium tuna with red bell and chili peppers, along with tomatoes. Finally, for those looking for a bold and spicy flavor, StarKist Autentico Chunk Light Tuna with Jalapenos combines premium tuna with jalapeno and red bell peppers. The new products are located in the Shelf Stable Tuna Section in your grocer's center isle and retail for approximately $1.69 per can.
Eat More Fish!
Eating fish is good for you...and the U.S. Department of Agriculture and leading nutrition researchers agree. With the release of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) in January, 2011, seafood takes center stage with a strong recommendation for all Americans to double the amount of seafood they eat. Incorporating more seafood in your diet is an easy way to eat right and following are some benefits:
- Calorie Control: Seafood is a lean protein and it's lower in calories than other protein choices. In addition, seafood is low in saturated fat, cholesterol and trans fat.
- Nutrient rich: Along with fruits and vegetables, seafood is a naturally, nutrient-rich food and it is an excellent source of B vitamins, Vitamin D, and Selenium.
- Good for Your Heart: According to The American Heart Association, research has shown that people who eat at least 2 servings of seafood a week have lower rates of heart disease than people who eat less.
- Source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Seafood provides an important source of Omega-3 fatty acids, especially DHA and EPA which are linked to improved brain and eye development in infants. The recommendations reaffirm that women who are pregnant or hoping to become pregnant can safely eat 8 to 12 oz of most types of cooked seafood a week.
StarKist Co. is a leading producer, distributor and marketer of shelf-stable seafood products in the United States. A category leader in innovation, StarKist was the first brand to introduce the StarKist Flavor Fresh Pouch®; StarKist Tuna Creations®, a line of lightly marinated tuna; and, a dolphin-safe policy. As America's favorite tuna, StarKist represents a 65-year tradition of quality, innovation and consumer trust and is well known for its charismatic brand icon, Charlie® the Tuna, who swam into the hearts of tuna fans in 1961 and is still a fan favorite today. StarKist Co. is a subsidiary of the Dongwon Group.
SOURCE StarKist Co.