Almost all types of tuna are very large and quite strong fish. There are tuna fish that can reach the size of a dolphin. They are quite difficult to catch, because they swim at a very high speed and very often move from one place to another.
These names refer to a species of ocean tuna that is a member of the mackerel family. There are several types of tuna:
- Bluefin Tuna - This fish is one of the largest tuna fish. In length, they can reach from 1 to 2 and a half meters and as for kilograms - they can reach from 100 to 180 kg;
- Tuna with yellow scales - this type of tuna reaches a length of 60 to 150 cm. Per kilo, they can reach between 100 and 130 kg;
- White tuna - this fish can reach up to 140 cm in length and its weight is about 60 kg;
- Skipjack tuna - it reaches a length of about half a meter and weighs between 2 and 4 kg;
Nutritional composition of tuna
100 grams of tuna contains:
- in the case of tuna with blue scales, water is 68.1%, calories are 144, proteins are 23.3 g, fat is 4.9 g, there are no carbohydrates, cholesterol is 38 mg, there are no sugars, there is also no fiber;
- tuna fish with yellow scales - water is 71%, calories are 108, proteins are 23.4 g, fat is 0.9 g, there are no carbohydrates, cholesterol is 45 mg, there are no sugars and fibers;
- white tuna - water is 73%, calories are 128, proteins are 23.6 g, fat is 3 g, there are no carbohydrates, cholesterol is 42 mg, there are no fibers and sugars;
- skipjack tuna - water is 70.6%, calories are 103, proteins are 22 g, fat is 1 gram, there are no carbohydrates, cholesterol is 47 mg, there are no sugars and fibers. This fish also contains vitamins B3, B6, vitamin B12, it also contains phosphorus, magnesium and iron.
Be sure to get a piece of tuna and try to prepare it in the form of:
- tuna salads;
- tuna pizza;