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Albacore Tuna

Also known as: White Tuna

The Canadian albacore tuna is one of our national treasures. Found in both the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, albacore is one of the best-known varieties of tuna and one of the smallest, with an average commercial weight of about 13 kg. Also known as 'white tuna,' this species stands out for its exquisite, mild flavour and firm texture.

With a delicate balance of flavours that are subtly rich yet refreshingly light, albacore tuna offers a clean, almost buttery sensation on the palate. Whether you're craving a simple tuna salad, a hearty tuna steak, or sushi, this fish is versatile enough to elevate any dish.

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Health Benefits of Albacore Tuna

  • Bone & Teeth Health: A source of Vitamin D, which enhances calcium and phosphorus absorption, playing a vital role in building and maintaining strong bones and teeth.
  • Vital Vitamins: Albacore tuna is an excellent source of Vitamin B12 for red blood cell formation and is a good source of niacin and a source of Vitamin B6, both essential for energy metabolism and tissue formation.
  • Rich in Omega-3s: A 55g serving of canned albacore tuna supplies 211% of the daily recommended omega-3s, essential for supporting brain, eye, and nerve development in young children.

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This hefty fish averages 11 kg, and it’s firm enough to be a prime choice for grilling or deep frying for fish tacos or fish and chips.

  • Low in sodium and saturated fat

  • Aids in tissue formation

  • Excellent source of selenium, an antioxidant

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Pacific Hake

Found anywhere from the surface to the ocean floor 300 m below, this mild, slightly sweet fish can be used in almost any fish recipe.

  • Source of potassium

  • Low in sodium

  • Excellent source of antioxidants

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It’s hard not to think of salmon when you think of Canadian Seafood. From sushi to cedar planks to smoked on a bagel, it’s a genuine Canadian treasure from the deep.

  • Excellent source of vitamin D

  • An important factor in energy metabolism and tissue formation

  • Aids in normal growth and development

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