- Optimal purity
- Product of Canada
- Certified sustainably harvested
• Minimum total wt. 36 oz (2.25 lbs)
• Skinless and de-boned*
• Lightly seared, sushi-style loins
In Japanese, “tataki” means a fish fillet quick-seared on the grill,
leaving all but a thin exterior layer uncooked.
This exotic treatment imbues our luscious Albacore loins with
a special smokey succulence.
Cut the loin sections into slices about 3/4-inch thick for a lovely presentation ... it's easiest to do that while they're still partially frozen.Optimally pure, tender, and sustainable
All Vital Choice Albacore comes from a North Pacific fishery in which smaller boats line-catch individual tuna using the sustainable troll method.
This approach ensures careful handling of each fish, safety for dolphins, and very minimal bycatch.
Thanks to its sustainable harvest and lower mercury content, albacore from this fishery is categorized as “Super Green” by Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Vital Choice Albacore Tuna is sustainably harvested by our neighbor Paul Hill, who quickly flash-freezes it on his small boat to preserve the fish at its peak of freshness. Click here to learn more about our sustainably caught tuna
Because predatory fish such as tuna accumulate mercury over time, Paul provides us with younger, smaller Albacore tuna (14 lbs. or less) for optimal purity. For more information on this subject click to our FAQ
about mercury in tuna.
*Our fishers do not target only the smallest halibut, tuna or other species, but these smaller fish comprise a portion of every boat's catch. Once at the dock the fish are size-graded. Most companies prefer the larger fish because they yield more flesh per pound and are less costly to process. We purchase the smallest available fish, and spend more on the processing because we (and our customers) believe their superior flavor and optimal purity are worth it.
In addition to ample protein, Albacore provides omega-3s in abundance, and substantial amounts of vitamin D.
These are the amounts in a 6 oz portion, which will vary annually and by harvest location:
*Note: Despite great care, bones or fragments may occur infrequently. Chew all fish well before swallowing.
- Omega-3s – About 1,465 mg of EPA + DHA
- Vitamin D – About 1,000 IU—more than double the US RDA of 400 IU
|What People Say|
"I never see fresh albacore in markets, so I never knew it was so good. It's as good or better than the yellowfin and bluefin I've had in sushi bars ... and I like that your albacore is so much purer than most tuna."
Laura James, Boston, MA