Fresh Tombo Tuna
Seasons / Availability
There are vast fluctuations in the annual harvest of tombo tuna. Tombo generally migrate along the thermo clines or oceanic temperature gradients rich in nutrients and food. The disruption in weather patters, like those caused by el nino, greatly affect harvest volumes. Because of our strong supplier network, we obtain tombo on a daily basis.
The average serving size of a tombo tuna steak is one half pound. Like ahi, seared tombo tuna steaks are usually thinly sliced, but can be served whole or cubed, depending on the preparation. If eaten as sushi, the serving size can be reduced.
A 3.5 oz portion of tombo tuna contains 108 calories, 1 gram of fat, 45mg of cholesterol, 37 mg of sodium, 0 carbohydrates and 23 grams of protein.
Did you know?
The tombo, or warm water Albacore is long-line harvested in the pristine warm waters of the South Pacific and Hawaii, and is flown directly to us on a daily basis. Our tombo tuna is harvested at a depth between 75 and 150 fathoms and weighs between 40 and 80 pounds. We typically only sell the younger tombo tuna since they are more tender and tend to have more beneficial Omega-3 fatty acids.