One of the most popular fish amongst seafood lovers. This, in part, is due to the extensive quantity of species there are swimming in the ocean. With so much variety, it’s a fish that is commonly found in any grocery store or meat market. To be exact, there are 15 species of tuna on our vast planet. However, out of these species, 8 are considered “minor” due to their lower commercial value. In general, these fish can be massive. Depending on the species, tuna can weigh anywhere from 400 pounds to a whopping 1500 pounds!

Despite a wide array of species, the flavor of higher-grade tuna tends to be similar. It is known to have a beefy texture, but slightly oilier and juicier. It has a creamy, buttery, savory, salty flavor, all without an overly pungent fishy smell. We at Avon Prime Meats always bring in nothing but the best fresh fish. Most commonly we carry Yellowfin or Ahi Tuna. When available, we offer Sushi Grade Tuna as well. Perfect for homemade sushi, or for lightly searing on the grill.

What Are The Health Benefits?

Tuna has numerous health benefits that will inspire fish lovers to include it in their diet. For starters, this fish is an excellent source of Vitamin B12. This vitamin is essential in red blood cell formation, cell metabolism, nerve function, and the overall production of our body’s DNA. It also packs a strong amount of protein to strengthen muscles, hair and bones. Furthermore, tuna packs tons of other direct benefits to our bodies, such as:

  • Improves heart health (lowers cholesterol and heart disease risk)
  • Helps vision health
  • Reduces risk of dimentia
  • Reduces risk of cancers
  • Helps control blood sugar levels
  • Supports weight loss
  • Reduces muscle loss

Combine the ever-so delicious flavors of this popular fish with its countless benefits to our lifelong health, and tuna is a tough protein to beat. If you aren’t already a lover of this wonderful seafood, now is the time to give it a try!