How Many Calories Are There In A Tuna Sandwich?


If you’re like most Americans, you have at least a few cans of tuna chilling in your pantry. People in America consume over a million pounds of tuna every single year, so you are definitely not alone.

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Everybody chooses to enjoy their tuna in a different way. Those bored with just eating it on its own will often craft themselves a delicious tuna sandwich. Shredded tuna is mixed with mayonnaise an added in between two — usually, white bread pieces of bread.

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Calories In A Tuna Sandwich

Depending on who’s making the sandwich there could be all sorts of different variations on the classic recipe. The standard approach to reeling in a tasty sandwich is to mix a can of tuna with mayonnaise without adding any other options.

A typical can of tuna that is sitting in water instead of oil will have 220 calories. Each piece of white bread will generally be 70 to 100 calories. Each tablespoon of mayonnaise will add an additional 90 calories to the mix

That’s the total caloric load of your average tuna sandwich is 540 to 600 calories.