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StarKist Creations® Offers Five New Ways To Reel-In The Health Benefits Of Seafood

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- StarKist Co., a food company focused on healthy, shelf-stable seafood products in the United States, is proud to announce the launch of five new product innovations that build on their successful StarKist Creations® line of pouch products:  Salmon Creations® in Lemon Dill and Mango Chipotle; Kid's Creations™ in Bacon Ranch and Honey BBQ; and a new Tuna Creations® flavor, Hot Buffalo Style

StarKist New Products: Hot Buffalo Tuna Creations, Salmon Creations and Kid's Creations

"At StarKist, we are committed to delivering healthy food to more people, and we are thrilled to offer consumers with more delicious and convenient ways to enjoy the benefits of seafood," said Andrew Choe, President & CEO, StarKist Co. "With the growing demand for healthy and on-the-go meals, we see an ongoing opportunity to grow our pouch business. Our single-serve pouch, which doesn't require any mixing or draining, is perfect to take anywhere – in the office, at school or following a workout."

The benefits of a diet rich in seafood are impressive. Research has also shown that people who eat at least two servings of seafood a week have lower rates of heart disease than those who eat less. In fact the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends eating at least 8-12 oz. of a variety of fish each week – such as light meat tuna, salmon or shellfish. 

Looking for an easy way to eat more seafood? Here are five new items from StarKist® to get you started:

Tuna Creations®:  Hot Buffalo Style Brings the HEAT

Hot sauce lovers rejoice! The new Hot Buffalo Style tuna pouch joins the StarKist single serve Tuna Creations® line. As one of the fastest growing and best-selling condiments in the U.S., hot sauce adds the perfect kick to tuna. Simply scoop it on top of celery sticks or enjoy straight from the pouch. With 70 calories and 15g of protein per pouch, Hot Buffalo Style Tuna will be sure to keep consumers full and satisfied. In addition to Hot Buffalo Style, StarKist's current line of delicious, seasoned Tuna Creations® pouches includes: Ranch, Lemon Pepper, Sweet & Spicy, Herb & Garlic and Hickory Smoked. A variety a flavor options to suit everyone's cravings.

Salmon Creations®:  America Loves Salmon! 

One of America's seafood favorites is salmon, and now StarKist has added delicious flavors to our premium salmon for a taste that consumers are sure to enjoy. New Salmon Creations® offer 100 percent wild-caught salmon in a StarKist flavor-fresh pouch® and are available in Lemon Dill and Mango Chipotle flavors. These salmon pouches, which provide a natural source of omega-3 fatty acids, are delicious on a salad, perfect in a wrap or enjoy right out of the pouch.

  • Lemon Dill, 90 calories and 14g of protein, offers a mix of citrus and herbs bringing a classic topper to salads, pasta and crackers.
  • Mango Chipotle, 80 calories and 13g of protein, provides a combination of zest with a touch of sweetness to instantly make a wrap, salad or snack more exciting.

Kid's Creations™:  Tuna Just for Kids

Known as "brain food," seafood is an excellent source of B Vitamins, Vitamin D and Selenium, and also a lean protein low in cholesterol and saturated fats and a natural source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids. To encourage kids to eat more fish and enjoy the health benefits of a diet rich in seafood, StarKist has introduced a line of tuna just for them (don't worry adults, you will love it too!). New Kid's Creations™ Pouches feature delicious flavors that kids already love, and the DHA Omega 3s they need. Bacon Ranch and Honey BBQ Kid's Creations® are smart choices for lunchboxes and after-school snack or powering up before a practice or lesson.

  • Bacon Ranch Flavored, with 110 calories, 14g of protein and 110mg of DHA per serving, is sure to please both kids and parents with its creamy taste.
  • Honey BBQ, with 90 calories, 14g of protein and 95mg of DHA per serving, is seasoned with a sweet and smoky BBQ sauce.

StarKist Hot Buffalo Style Tuna Creations® and Kid's Creations™ retail for approximately $1.69 per pouch, while Salmon Creations® sells for approximately $2.29 per pouch. The products can be found in the shelf-stable seafood section in grocery stores nationwide.

A long-time fan of the StarKist's Creations line, Lisa Lillien, a.k.a. Hungry Girl – best-selling author, TV personality, and creator of the Hungry Girl brand – couldn't be more excited about the five new flavors. "I've always loved StarKist's single serve Creations line! These new products come in fantastic flavors and are perfect for guilt-free meals or on-the-go snacks, like my 'Buffalo Tuna Taquitos'," says Lillien. "And now with new Hot Buffalo, Kid's Creation and Salmon Creations, I'll have even more ways to flavor up my meals!" 

Buffalo Tuna Taquitos Recipe
1/4 of recipe (2 taquitos): 187 calories, 4g fat, 515mg sodium, 22g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 2g sugars, 13g protein
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes  

Ingredients:
3 wedges light spreadable Swiss cheese
Two 2.6-oz. pouches StarKist Hot Buffalo Tuna Creations®
1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup finely chopped carrots
1/4 cup finely chopped celery
Eight 6-inch corn tortillas
Optional topping: hot sauce

Directions: 
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray. 
In a medium bowl, stir cheese wedges until smooth. Add tuna and mozzarella cheese. Stir until uniform. Mix in carrots and celery.
Place tortillas between 2 damp paper towels. Microwave for 1 minute, or until warm and pliable.
Evenly distribute tuna mixture among the tortillas. Tightly roll up each into a tube, and place on the baking sheet, seam side down. Secure with toothpicks, if needed. 
Bake until crispy, 14 - 16 minutes.
MAKES 4 SERVINGS

Visit www.StarKist.com to learn more about new Single Serve StarKist® Tuna Creations, Salmon Creations and Kid's Creations products, be sure to become a StarKist fan at www.Facebook.com/StarKist, and follow us on Twitter @StarKistCharlie and Pinterest www.pinterest.com/StarKist.

About StarKist

StarKist Co. is a food company that is focused on healthy, shelf-stable seafood products in the United States. An industry innovator, StarKist was the first brand to introduce StarKist single-serve pouch products, which include Tuna Creations®, Salmon Creations®, Kid's Creations™ and Gourmet Selects®.  As America's favorite tuna, StarKist represents a tradition of quality, consumer trust and a commitment to sustainability.  StarKist's charismatic brand icon, Charlie® the Tuna, 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.

About Hungry Girl

Lisa Lillien (a.k.a. Hungry Girl) has turned her appetite for better-for-you food finds, recipes, and swaps into a multimedia phenomenon. Lisa has a fan base of over two million daily email subscribers and social media followers; a super-successful book series with 10 New York Times Best Sellers; and a cooking show that airs on both Food Network and Cooking Channel. Her realistic approach to eating has shown hungry people everywhere that they can eat the foods they crave and still fit into their favorite jeans. Lisa is not a nutritionist, a dietitian, or a doctor. She's just hungry...

Hungry Girl's Buffalo Tuna Taquitos recipe, featuring StarKist

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