WHY YELLOWFIN TUNA?
The yellowfin tuna is mid-size tuna species, which is bigger than the skipjack but smaller than the bluefin. An adult yellofin tuna can reach over 180 kg. This migratory fish can be found in most tropical and subtropical zones. In Malaysia, the fish is mainly caught off the coast of Sabah.
As the name implies, a yellowfin tuna is characterised by its bright yellow dorsal and anal fins. It has metallic, dark blue back and yellowish silver belly. Its streamlined, torpedo-shaped body makes it a fast swimmer.
Yellowfin tuna is preferred by many due to its mild flavour and leaner meat. It is also very versatile as you can find it as sashimi and sushi in Japanese restaurants or as tuna steak in western eateries.
Yellowfin tuna is also a healthier protein choice as it is low in calory. A serving of 85 grams (about the size of a regular-portioned steak) yellowfin tuna has only 93 calories. This portion provides approximately 21 grams of protein and only 0.42 grams of fat.
Yellowfin tuna is also low in fats and cholesterol, and contains no carbohydrates or sugar, making it a perfect choice for those aiming to maintain an ideal weight or even lose weight.
Here are some of the health benefits of eating yellowfin tuna: