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Technical Name : Thunnus alalunga


Taste Profile

It has a very mild taste.

Common names and forms

  1. Tuna Chunks
  2. Tuna fish


Tuna is a salt water fish that belongs to a tribe called thunnini. The flesh of this fish is eaten as food. There are 15 species of tuna which are enjoyed around the world. Canned tuna is also available in market which is pocket-friendly and healthy to eat. Amazing recipes can be prepared with Canned tuna like  tuna patties, salad, tuna casserole and pasta.

Health benefits

  • It has high levels of omega-3 fatty acids that reduces bad cholesterol in the body.(1)
  • It contains potassium which is very good for lowering blood pressure.(1)
  • It prevents eye disorders such as macular degeneration.(1)
  • High levels of protein in tuna helps in faster recovery from wounds and illness.(1)
  • Tuna is a rich source of iron that helps in good blood circulation.(1)

Selection Guide

Look for moist, shiny and almost translucent tuna fish. It should have fresh sea-air smell.


Tuna contains mercury. Over consumption of mercury-rich tune can cause problems in hearing and vision. It can also cause neurological problems.(2)

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