Nutritionists and dieticians recommend that fish is eaten twice weekly for people to maintain a varied and healthy diet. As fish can be separated into two different categories white fish such as cod and oily fish such as sardines they also recommend that a portion of each category of fish is eaten each week.
Tuna has seen a recent revival in diets. It is packed full of protein, essential vitamins and minerals needed as part of a healthy eating regime. Tuna is also an excellent source of Omega 3. Low in calories and high in taste, with a firm meaty texture tuna is an excellent food for being on a diet.
Buying tuna from a reputable company which has strict policies as to where and how they source their fish, including tuna, will help alleviate fears that fish is being over sourced and inappropriate fishing methods are being used. A few years ago the public had concerns over the method of catching tuna. As such labels stating that the tuna was Dolphin Friendly made the headlines in a bid to reassure that appropriate methods of catching tuna were used.
To confirm their commitment of only catching sustainable sources of fish reputable companies have included their policies on their websites to enable the public to find out where their priorities lay. This open approach is only provided by companies which are proud of their long history of catching the finest quality fish. Go online to find out all about sustainable sourcing and catching methods and be reassured that fish which are endangered or the catching methods which endanger other species of marine and aquatic life are also given careful consideration and respect.
Many people are turning to fish as a reliable and nutritious replacement to meat in their diets. Fish such as tuna can safely be eaten rare without having any detrimental effects to health. The popularity of consuming tuna may also be contributed to TV chefs and master chefs who have tuna steaks as their main course dish.
As tuna is a relatively new addition to the diet of many people you may be wondering how to go about preparing and cooking it. When purchased ready prepared tuna is a very easy fish to cook and needs no further preparation. It can be cooked in a variety of different ways such as pan fried, griddled, grilled or even popped onto a barbeque. The only way of cooking which is not recommended is baking as this has a tendency to dry the flesh out. It is equally tasty eaten on its own or accompanied with mouth watering sauces. As many people prefer tuna to be rare or medium-rare a couple of minutes on either side is all that it needed. This way of fast cooking can also help to reduce fuel bills as hours of long slow cooking are not required.
For a wide range of tasty tuna recipes go online and find both preparation methods and a whole host of different cooking techniques. Many of the online tuna recipes have been designed by master chefs who only use the finest foods.