White tuna

Also known as Albacore Tuna, Thunnus Alalunga or Albacore is the most valued tuna species for its texture and mild flavor.

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Information

It is the highest quality fish in the tuna family.

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Capture

Location: Bay of Biscay.
Dates: June-October.
Type: One by one with hook.

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Features

Flesh: White and tender.
Flavor: Mild.
Texture: Juicy.

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Formats

Canned: Industrial format and case for family consumption. In jars: For hostelry and domestic use.

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Health

Doctors and nutritionists recommend the consumption of White Tuna, due to its high Omega-3 content.

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The best specimens of White Tuna

We commonly call it “Bonito del Norte” because it is caught in the Bay of Biscay in the Cantabrian Sea. It is a seasonal fish that is caught during the fishing season, also called “Cantabrian Coast” or “Bonito Coast”.

In order to maintain the quality and texture of the bonito as much as possible and also to improve the sustainability of our seas, tuna is fished mostly with hooks, one by one, using traditional fishing gear.

Una de las diferencias más fáciles de detectar frente otras especies de túnidos como el atún claro o el atún rojo, es que esta especie, además de ser de un tamaño más pequeño (30-100cm aproximadamente), tiene una aleta dorsal muy larga que destaca con respecto a su tamaño (de ahí su nombre científico).

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