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Kitchen Dictionary: tuna

Tuna is often referred to as tuna fish. There are several varieties of tuna such as: albacore, blue fin, black fin, bonito, skipjack, aku, kawakawa, yellow fin, big eye, or ahi. These ocean dwelling fish belong to the scombridae family. The flesh of tuna is pink to dark red., because the tuna contains so much myoglobin and oxygen. Tuna is a very important commercial fish. The big eye and the blue fin are often threatened by over fishing.


Season: available year-round

How to select: Tuna may be found in local grocery stores either fresh in the seafood section, or canned in the same isle you would find canned salmon. Tuna comes packed in water or oil and may be found chunk style or flaked.

More Tuna Recipes
Popular Tuna Recipes
Still Another Tuna/Pasta Salad.......(Mom's Tuna Salad)
Simple Tuna Pasta Salad
Kittencal's Easy Tuna or Chicken Noodle Casserole

Nutrition Facts

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Amount Per Serving %DV
Calories 0
Calories from Fat 0 (0%)
Total Fat 0.0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0.0g 0%
Sugars 0.0g
Protein 0.0g 0%

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