Skipjack tuna meat is light red in colour, with a medium texture and low-fat content. Of commercial importance, the species is found in tropical and temperate waters in all oceans and the Mediterranean. It is sold fresh, frozen, dried and canned and is highly appreciated in Japanese cuisine. Unlike other species, skipjack tuna is not threatened with extinction.
This is the type of tuna best known among Italian consumers. Tasty and delicate, with a low-fat content, its meat becomes light pink when cooked. It is sold canned or for eating fresh.
This fish can exceed 300 kg in weight and is present in all oceans. It has a dark pink meat, with a high fat content and markedly fishy taste. It is mainly sold for eating fresh (sushi, sashimi).