WESTERN ATLANTIC BLUEFIN TUNA
Also known as: Tuna, Bluefin tuna, Toro, Maguro, Giant bluefin, Northern bluefin tuna
Bluefin has a distinctive flavor. With its high fat content, it is especially prized for sushi and sashimi. Bluefin tuna flesh is the darkest and fattiest of any tuna. A higher fat content in bluefin tuna is equated with a higher-quality product. The flesh has the firmness and appearance of beef steaks.
U.S. wild-caught from Maine to Louisiana.
Bluefin tuna is a very good source of protein, thiamin, selenium, vitamin B6, and omega-3 fatty acids.