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Proton-Frozen Wild Sushi Grade Ahi Tuna (Maguro)

Proton-Frozen Wild Sushi Grade Ahi Tuna (Maguro)

$ 32.99

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Ahi is beloved by chefs around the world for its firm flesh and signature color that ranges from pink to deep cherry red. It is ideal for sashimi, sushi maguro and other raw applications. It also makes a stunning entree when seared rare to medium rare.

By proton freezing some of our tuna inventory at the peak of freshness, we are able to offer high-quality sushi grade ahi year-round. Proton freezing is a quick-freeze technology that combines evenly distributed electromagnetic waves and cold air to reduce ice crystal formation and cell membrane damage. As a result, taste and texture are preserved naturally, without any additives or chemicals. Color is also comparable to fresh if fish is properly stored and defrosted*.

Our Proton-frozen ahi is vacuum packed skinless and boneless with bloodline out, making it a convenient option to buy now and enjoy later.

Did You Know?

In the Hawaiian language, both yellowfin and bigeye are also known as ahi. The term translates to "fire" and originates from a time when the islanders harvested yellowfin from outrigger canoes. The handlines would go over the edge of the boats so fast that they smoked and left burn marks. There is a difference in the flavor between the two species, but it's so slight that most people can't taste it.

*Certain species, like tuna, naturally turn brown once exposed to air or if left in a traditional freezer for too long. Proton freezing technology slows this process but does not prevent it. For best results, we recommend keeping proton frozen tuna in your freezer for no more than 30 days. When ready to eat, slowly defrost in refrigerator and consume within same 24 hours.

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