What Species is Considered as the Best Tuna?

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Blue fin tuna, just caught by fishermen

Back to my home country, no best quality of tunas is sold in the market. Why? It is because they are exported, mainly to Japan.

If we really want a tuna fish, we would come to an exporter. We could get the fresh tuna a week later, some times more than a week.

Here, in the America, I don’t know where is the market which sell fresh tuna in southern states (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama or Florida).

I eat canned tuna only if I miss the taste of fish. I bought in Walmart super market, some times in other groceries. The price is quite reasonable.

I once ordered a fresh tuna from a friend of mind who lives in Hawaii several years ago. Very good quality of tuna, and very expensive.

Canned tuna sold in groceries

Moreover, there are many species of tunas in nature. Several resources said there are 15 species, but known 5 only for commercial, they are:
- Skipjack
- Albacore
- Yellow fin
- Blue fin
- Big eye tuna

Both Yellow fin and Big eye tunas called as “Ahi” in Japanese and Hawaiians. They are look like similar, actually, two different species.

Now, what Species is Considered as the Best Tuna? The Blue fin tuna, it is because its highly quality and demand for certain foods such as “sashimi and sushi.”

The price so expensive, even cost US$ 3.1 million for “a giant blue fin tuna” at Tokyo, Japan fish market auction recently.

What species of tuna have you ever tasted?

39 comments:

  1. I don't eat tuna but I know the quality can vary greatly.

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  2. I had no idea that there are so many species. I do like Ahi, as I love sushi, or just seared. But, I also eat canned tuna!

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    1. I see...

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      Back to my home country, no best quality of tunas is sold in the market. Why? It is because they are exported, mainly to Japan.

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      If we really want a tuna fish, we would come to an exporter. We could get the fresh tuna a week later, some times more than a week.

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  4. I don't eat tuna. Interesting post.

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      Here, in the America, I don’t know where is the market which sell fresh tuna in southern states (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama or Florida).

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  5. Tanza, if you are close enough to come to Houston, I think you can find fresh tuna there. I googled "fresh tuna fish markets in Houston" and had quite a few. Possibly the Whole Foods Market would also have it. But CALL before you drive over. New Orleans might also have some who carry it. Mine comes in a can or in the Sushi that Kroger has for sampling.
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    1. I see...I never search through Google, but several fish markets I visited have no tuna. Wholefoods sell sushi only....

      I'll try search google if I visit Houston some day.

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      I eat canned tuna only if I miss the taste of fish. I bought in Walmart super market, some times in other groceries. The price is quite reasonable.

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  6. I like canned Italian tuna (tonno) in olive oil. To me, the other canned tuna doesn't taste right.

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    1. In addition to tuna, I love canned fishes of Italy and Spain too...

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      I once ordered a fresh tuna from a friend of mind who lives in Hawaii several years ago. Very good quality of tuna, and very expensive.

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      Canned tuna sold in groceries

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    1. Thank you to visit my article:
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      Moreover, there are many species of tunas in nature. Several resources said there are 15 species, but known 5 only for commercial, they are:
      - Skipjack
      - Albacore
      - Yellow fin

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  9. I have only ever tasted canned tuna but I imagine the fresh fish would be better. This post reminds me that I have none left in the cupboard.

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      Both Yellow fin and Big eye tunas called as “Ahi” in Japanese and Hawaiians. They are look like similar, actually, two different species.

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  10. I like tuna but I have no idea about the species.

    Best regards

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      Now, what Species is Considered as the Best Tuna? The Blue fin tuna, it is because its highly quality and demand for certain foods such as “sashimi and sushi.”

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  11. I lived in Japan for two years and ate tons of the stuff. Species? No idea. It was good, though!

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    1. Japan market should have abundant supply of tuna, from it own production and imported else where....

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      The price so expensive, even cost US$ 3.1 million for “a giant blue fin tuna” at Tokyo, Japan fish market auction recently.

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  12. It is not food for vegetarian, like me.

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      What species of tuna have you ever tasted?

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  13. I enjoy fish and seafood. I've tasted different types of fish and seafood, including tuna. I've tried all the tuna species you listed here, except the Blue Fin. I generally prefer salmon though.

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    1. I see.... Salmon is one of my favorite fish too...

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  14. I like tuna so much. I buy spanish tuna, that is also great. I recommend try it

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    1. I always buy anything Spanish canned fish....love the sauce...

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      Back to my home country, no best quality of tunas is sold in the market. Why? It is because they are exported, mainly to Japan.

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  15. I cannot say for sure what type of tuna I've eaten over the years. I did find a recipe, called Barbie's Tuna Salad, which is delicious even with the cheaper chunk 'light' tuna. Yum. Here's a link in case you're interested. Be well! https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/98579/barbies-tuna-salad/

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    1. I see...I will try your recipe...

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  16. I like tuna but I don't know different sorts.

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      Here, in the America, I don’t know where is the market which sell fresh tuna in southern states (Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama or Florida).

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  17. I make sandwiches with canned tuna and mayonnaise.

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      I eat canned tuna only if I miss the taste of fish. I bought in Walmart super market, some times in other groceries. The price is quite reasonable.

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  18. I've been listening to the book, "The Perfect Storm" when I'm in the gym and it talks about a variety of types of tuna. I love the fish. Canned tuna is fine for tuna salad, but tuna steaks are better than beef!

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    1. sound an interesting book...
      Yes, indeed, tuna steak is better...

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      I once ordered a fresh tuna from a friend of mind who lives in Hawaii several years ago. Very good quality of tuna, and very expensive.

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  19. I used to eat tunafish a lot years ago from the can. Now I don't like the taste of it anymore. I didn't real know there were so many kinds.

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    1. I see...

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      Canned tuna sold in groceries

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