Light Tuna - Tuna

LIGHT TUNA
Thunnus albacares ( Bonnaterre, 1788)

The cans of light tuna are produced using the Yellowfin variety (Thunnus albacares), which can reach up to 2 metres in length and weighs up to 200 kg. It has a large, scaly body that tapers off towards the tail. The fish’s unusual Yellow Fins distinguish it from other species of the same family.

This migratory fish is captured by large boats in the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. It is frozen on board to retain its quality until it reaches the plant, where it is processed and canned.

Its highly appreciated meat is firm and pink, and fish over 10 kg are preferred as they are the perfect raw material for canning.


TUNA
Euthynnus pelamis (Linné 1758)

Also known as Skipjack Tuna. It can be distinguished from the other species by the presence in the belly area of 4 or 6 very visible stripes that run lengthways from the belly and the sides to the tail. It has a dark blue back with hints of purple, and its belly and lower side areas are silver-coloured.

It has very short pectoral and ventral fins which are separated by a small gap at the base. It has small cone-shaped teeth. It is generally between 40 and 70 cm in length, although some examples can reach up to 1m.

It is a typically oceanic species, present in tropical and subtropical waters worldwide and is very characteristic of the tropical areas of the Atlantic. Skipjack tuna catches represent 50% of the tuna varieties worldwide, it is also the most common species to be caught in the Pacific Ocean as regards weight.

Tuna is one of the most complete foods available, because it is an excellent source of protein, with a high biological value, vitamins, particularly vitamin D, which is needed for calcium absorption, minerals like iodine and magnesium, as well as omega 3 fatty acids.

Formats and Presentations
Product
Code
Format
Packaging
Cans/box
Kg/box
Boxes/Pallet
Light Tuna in Olive Oil
TESOGIM
OL-120
Box

25

50

4,3

8,5

140

70

TESOGEM
OL-240
Box
50
15,0
30
_
Light Tuna in Vegetable Oil
TESAGAZ
RO-85
Box

48

5,7

90

TESAGAZ
RO-85 x 3
Box
16
5,7
90
TESAGIM
OL-120
Box

25

50

4,3

8,5

140

70

TESAGEM
OL-240
Box
50
15,0
30
TESAVIR
RO-1000
Engraving
12
14,3
54
_
Light Tuna in Pickled Sauce
TERAGIM
OL-120
Box

25

50

4,3

8,5

140

70

_
Tuna in Vegetable Oil
HESAGAZ
RO-85
Box

48

5,7

90

HESAGAZ
RO-85 x 3
Box
16
5,7
90
HESAGIM
OL-120
Box

25

50

4,3

8,5

140

70

HESAVEN
RR-125
Engraving
100
15,8
48
HESAVIR
RO-1000
Engraving
12
14,3
54
HESAVOR
RO-1730
Engraving
6
12,0
60
HESATOL
1 KG.
Bolsa
16
17,5
30
_
Tuna in Tomato Sauce
HEMIGAZ
RO-85
Box

48

5,7

90

HEMIGAZ
RO-85 x 3
Box
16
5,7
90
HEMIGIM
OL-120
Box

25

50

4,3

8,5

140

70