Tuna From All Over the World


Bigeyes and Yellowfins come from all over the world, East coast USA, Hawaii, Polynesia, Melanesia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Brasil, South East Asia, Islands in Indian Ocean


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Big eye tuna メバチ

High content of Iron, DHA, EPA, Niacin and Vitamin D which make it very healthy.


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Yellowfin tuna キハダ

It lives near land and sea surface. Most abundant among tuna. It has lighter taste.


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blue fin tuna クロマグロ、本マグロ

Like Bigeye Tuna, it has a high content of Iron, DHA, EPA, Niacin and Vitamin D which makes it very healthy. It has very long life span which is said to be up to 20 years. It reaches 300 lbs by the 10th year. Oo-Toro or Chu-Toro comes from belly part of big Blue Fin. Because of high value of Toro, it is farmed in various places. (Pacific Blue Fin in Japan and Mexico, Atlantic Blue Fin in Mediterranean countries, Southern Blue Fin in Australia)

メバチより深い赤い色の身で、メバチと同じく鉄分、DHA、EPA、ナシアン、ビタミンDの含有量が多く、健康に良い魚です。わずかな酸味のあるまったりとした味わいが持ち味。クロマグロは長寿でその寿命は20歳と言われます。10歳にもなると体重は300 lbsに迫り、この大型なもののハラミから大トロ、中トロがとれます。


Tuna is distributed in fresh, frozen or super frozen. Most sashimi/sushi tuna is fresh in the US market.

Frozen tuna for sashimi/tuna in the US market means CO treated in regular frozen temperature (0℉). Without CO treatment, color of tuna becomes brown. As a matter of fact, CO treatment actually revives the color even if quality of original tuna is sub-par. (For this reason, some chefs does not like it.)

Super Frozen tuna is, contrary to regular frozen, not treated with CO. Because of ultra low temperature (-76℉) it is kept, the color re-appears when defrosted. When properly defrosted, it is generally indistinguishable from fresh one in color and taste.