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Toro is the term for the fatty part of the tuna, found in the belly portion of the fish. Our sushi grade bluefin toro is hand cut in house from whole “ranched” Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis). This capture-based farming method starts with the harvest of smaller wild-caught tuna during a short time of the year. Fish are then transferred to ocean pens off the coast of Mexico where they are fed until time of harvest, which results in a much higher fat content that strictly wild tuna.
Each frozen/vacuum packed piece is approximately 8 oz each. Proton-freezing our toro maintains its sashimi quality. This quick-freeze technology combines evenly distributed electromagnetic waves and cold air to reduce ice crystal formation and cell membrane damage. Taste and texture are preserved naturally, without any additives or chemicals. Color is also comparable to fresh if fish is properly stored and defrosted.*
*Certain species, like tuna, naturally turn brown once exposed to air or if stored in a traditional freezer. Proton freezing technology slows this process but does not prevent it. For best results, we recommend placing proton frozen tuna in the coldest part of your freezer and storing for no more than 7 days. When ready to eat, slowly defrost in refrigerator and consume within same 24 hours.