WHAT IS TUNA STEAK?
Found in warm seas, tuna is extensively fished commercially, and as a result of overfishing, stocks of some tuna species, such as the southern bluefin tuna, are close to extinction. Populations of yellowfin tuna are regarded by the Marine Conservation Society to be in comparatively good shape, and that’s the species we source at Fresh Fish Daily. It comes from the Indian Ocean, is certified sashimi grade and is histamine analysed.
Yellowfin tuna, Thunnus albacares, can weigh as much as 175kg and is distinguished by its bright yellow fins and finlets. The meat is deep red, has a sweet, mild flavour and a dense, firm texture comparable to beef. A tuna steak is cut perpendicular to the spine.
Tuna steaks might have become more popular on menus since the later years of the 20th century but the fish has been highly prized since ancient times. The Phoenicians used to salt and smoke it, while in the Middle Ages tuna was pickled then cut up, roasted or fried in olive oil, salted and strongly spiced.
IS TUNA STEAK GOOD FOR YOU?
Low in calories but packed with minerals and nutrients, tuna is a powerhouse of essential nutrients and omega-3 fatty acids – full of good fat and protein.
One of the most important vitamins is niacin, which plays a role in nerve functioning and blood circulation, as well as helping the body create energy, while omega-3 fatty acids boost heart health, potassium lowers blood pressure and a wealth of minerals improve the immune system.
Per 100g raw yellowfin tuna
Fat 0.6g (of which saturated fat 0.2g)
Rich in vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin D, niacin, phosphorus and selenium
Frozen Yellowfin Tuna Steak CO/TS TREATMENT
Skinless/Skin-on, boneless, bloodline off
Natural shape, thickness 2.0-3.0 cm or according to customers’ requests.
- 4 oz (3-5 oz; 85-141 gr)
- 6 oz (5-7 oz; 142-198 gr)
- 8 oz (7-8 oz; 199-255 gr)
- 10 oz (9-11 oz; 256-312 gr)
Packing: 10 kg/box