Proton Frozen Sashimi Grade Fatty Bluefin Tuna Belly Loins (Chutoro,Toro)
This product is available during these seasons:
In Japan, a bluefin tuna is graded by the quality of the cuts of meat which can be obtained from it, particularly the prized belly fat known as toro. Our fresh farmed bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) are caught in nets, then transported to open water pens and fed for almost a year in tuna farms in Mexico.
The belly loins are used to make the highest quality toro maguro in sushi bars. The high fat content of bluefin toro results in meat that is pink to white color with a rich, buttery taste that melts in your mouth. Toro is best enjoyed as sashimi or in sushi. We do not recommend cooking it. Loins are skin off.
While Pacific bluefin is considered overfished in some areas, it is not considered threatened. The U.S. is working with IATTC to rebuild wild bluefin stocks and adheres to strict catch regulations. U.S fisheries generally harvest a small fraction of the total Pacific-wide bluefin harvest, and represent only two percent of the average annual landings from all fleets fishing in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Please read the following material on Pacific bluefin to gain a better idea of why we have decided to continue to offer this species:http://www.fishwatch.gov/profiles/pacific-bluefin-tuna