Proton-Frozen Wild Sushi Bigeye Tuna Belly (Chutoro)
This product is available during these seasons:
The term chutoro refers to fatty meat found near the skin of a tuna, not including the belly cut (toro). Chutoro is a medium fatty cut of tuna often preferred for its melt-in-your-mouth texture minus the distinct richness of toro, which is the fattiest part of the fish.
Landed in San Diego, our Eastern Pacific bigeye (Thunnus obesus) is one of the few tuna options on the market today that is considered a green-rated “Best Choice” or a yellow-rated “Good Alternative”. We receive this tuna direct from local fishermen, hand cut the chutoro in house, then vacuum pack and freeze the boneless, skinless portions in our Proton freezer to preserve peak freshness!
Proton freezing is an emerging technology and we are one of only a few companies in the U.S. that are utilizing it. Proton freezing combines an environment of evenly distributed electromagnetic waves and cold air. This quick-freeze technology dramatically reduces ice crystal formation and cell membrane damage. As a result, fish looks just like fresh if used within 30 days of purchase! Note that it will naturally turn brown if left in a traditional home freezer for more than a few months.