By. Najih - 13 May 2024


The yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) is a torpedo-shaped fish found worldwide in open waters of subtropical and tropical oceans. This species of tuna has a lifespan of around seven years. They have dark blue backs, a silver belly, and yellow sides. They can be distinguished from other tuna fish by their long bright yellow dorsal fin and yellow strip down the side.


These migratory species of tuna fish travel long distances, grow very fast and are the largest tuna species. They start to reproduce at the age of two and are abundant species spawning throughout the year. Females can spawn almost daily and produce an average of about 1 to 4 million eggs during the spawning season.


The yellowfin tuna is a widely distributed, migratory species that supports valuable commercial fisheries. According to the USDA, a 5 ounce can of tuna in water has 120 calories and a 5 ounce can of tuna in oil has 280 calories on average. It’s important to note that about 90% of the calories in canned tuna come from protein. Yellowfin tuna found throughout the Pacific, Indian, and Atlantic Oceans. More than three-quarters of the world’s tuna catch is consumed in Japan and the most widely served tuna in its 30,000 sushi bars is yellowfin. It is also the tuna most commonly served raw or cooked in European restaurants and the best-selling or most widely consumed MSC-certified tuna in the US. Its firm flesh works well grilled, or seared rare to medium-rare. A flash-in-the-pan light touch is key with tuna – overcook it and you might as well be eating cardboard.


Nutritional Facts and Health Benefits

There are many health benefits of Yellowfin Tuna. Some of them are as follows:

  1. Yellowfin Tuna contains omega-3 fatty acids that help to improve heart health and reduce cholesterol.
  2. Yellowfin Tuna is high in protein and low in calories.
  3. It’s a rich source of potassium, which helps to lower blood pressure levels.
  4. Yellowfin Tuna contains nutrients like selenium, zinc, manganese and vitamin C, which help to boost immunity.
  5. Enjoy Yellowfin Tuna with avocados or salads. It’s a great way to add a textural element and flavour to a simple salad.

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