Tuna

What is tuna?

Tuna is and one of the most eaten fish in the world. It belongs to a subgroup of the mackerel family and consists of 8 species that vary in colour and size. Tuna is a nomadic species and is found throughout the world's oceans. It can be eaten fresh or canned. Tuna loin is commonly eaten raw or seared and lightly seasoned, while canned tuna is precooked for a long time and often served heavily dressed. 

Quick facts about the mains species tuna:

 

 

Is tuna sustainable?

Tuna carrying the blue MSC label is certified sustainable. MSC labelled tuna comes from a fishery that has been independently assessed to the MSC Fisheries Standard. Companies using the label all along the supply chain have been assessed to ensure products can be traced back to an MSC certified fishery. Tuna is most commonly canned but loins can also be purchased fresh or frozen. Canned, fresh and frozen MSC labelled tuna products can be found throughout the world.

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Bonus fact

Tuna is an extremely large fish. The biggest tuna catch to date was in Aulds Cove off Nova Scotia by Ken Fraser in 1979. It was an Atlantic bluefin, at the record weight and length of 679kg (1,497lb) and 3.7m (12ft). That’s almost as heavy as a truck!

 

Tuna recipes

tuna spring rolls

Tuna melt spring rolls

Prep time 10 mins
Cooking Time 30 mins
Serves 2
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mitch tonks

Ventresca Nicoise with Asparagus & Anchovy Mayonnaise

Prep time 20 mins
Cooking Time 25 mins
Serves 2
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tom brown tuna salad

Tom Brown: Mediterranean Tuna and Cannelini Bean Salad

Prep time 10 mins
Cooking Time 10 mins
Serves 4
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Tuna salad sandwich

Prep time 5 mins
Cooking Time 0 mins
Serves 1
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Spicy Thai tuna meatballs

Prep time 15 mins
Cooking Time 10 mins
Serves 4
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Lemony tuna pasta salad

Prep time 10 mins
Cooking Time 15 mins
Serves 2
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