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What are the differences between Bigeye Tuna and Bluefin Tuna?

Bigeye Tuna, also known as Mebachi Tuna, and Bluefin Tuna have distinct

characteristics that set them apart. At Zawa Japanese, we offer two different types of tuna for your enjoyment.

Let's start with their appearance. Bigeye Tuna has a slim body shape and is distinguished by its remarkably large eyes. In fact, it is often referred to as "Big eye tuna." On the other hand, Bluefin Tuna showcases a rounded body form with color variations ranging from deep blue to silver.

Now, let's talk about taste. Bigeye Tuna offers a refreshing and clean flavor profile with a firm texture. In contrast, Bluefin Tuna presents a rich and savory taste, particularly in its prized fatty cuts known as Toro. The Toro exhibits a luscious, buttery flavor and a melt-in-your-mouth texture.

When it comes to nutrition, Bluefin Tuna stands out with its higher fat content,

especially in the fatty cuts. It is packed with Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. Bigeye Tuna, while still nutritious, has a relatively lower fat content compared to Bluefin Tuna.

Regarding aging, Bluefin Tuna, particularly the prized Toro, is well-suited for aging, which allows the flavors to deepen and develop complexity. Bigeye Tuna, with its lower fat content, is generally not extensively aged and is typically consumed in a

fresh state.

In conclusion, Bigeye Tuna and Bluefin Tuna offer distinct qualities and flavors as sashimi. At Zawa Japanese, we take pride in offering both of these exceptional tuna varieties. We invite you to savor their unique characteristics and indulge in the culinary delights they provide.

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