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"There are several species of Tuna: ocean-dwelling fish from the Scombridae family."
Tuna

E-Covima is amongst the leaders of quality tuna loins importers in Canada. Over the years, we have been introducing Natural cut loins, M.A. P loins, and Japanese Sashimi grade loins. We also buy HG tuna and process them over here in Canada ourselves.

Tuna has realized an exceptional rise in popularity due to its mild flavour, steak like texture and its use in sushi preparation. The North American consumer associated red tuna with freshness, and high quality product. Once tuna is caught and processed, its red color begins to dissipate rapidly from the whole fish to the customer level. In order to maintain the natural deep red color, and to extend the tuna meat shelf life, much Research and Development is done year after year.

E-Covima is pleased to announced that we have found many parameters to achieve these goals. Therefore our management negotiated with our international suppliers to provide us mostly all hand line caught tuna species, and in particular strictly Yellowfin and Big Eye tuna species around the world. The majority of vessels used are day boats with a catch – return time of 3 ~ 5 days.

From the moment it is caught, the tuna is kept in a super-chilled environment at a temperature ranging from -4o C to 0o C until the moment when it is cut into loins. The loins are always processed under very strict HACCP and aseptic conditions in order to minimize all potential bacteria contamination which is responsible for the degradation and loss of tuna’s red color. Then the loins are ready to be sent oversea by air freight to Canada.

The strict HACCP environment in which we request our suppliers to supply our products is truly revolutionary, as it re-invent the old Tradition to conserve the freshness of the fish newly caught. It respects environmental integrity while at the same time reducing the waste and abuse currently linked with the fishing of tuna and other seafood resources by deep sea trawlers. For Canada, by importing tuna loins, we try to reduce the Carbon footprint to a minimum level, as it uses only 40 % of the normal tuna weight.

Tuna is a prominent component in many weight trainers' diets, as it is very high in protein.

Nutritional Information Per 100g of raw Itsumo Tuna

Calories
Proteins
Cholesterol
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Thiamin
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Riboflavin
Sodium
Potassium
Calcium
Iron

139
30.0g
58.0mg
1.2g
0.3g
0.5
68.0IU
1.0mg
0.1mg
47.0mg
569mg
21.0 mg
0.9mg


There are 116 calories in a 100-gram serving of water-packed canned tuna compared with 208 calories in the same serving of turkey.
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