Albacore Tuna (Fish) (Thunnus Alalunga),

Olive Oil,


Nutritional Information

Typical Values per 100g

Energy                              748Kj / 178Kcal.

Fat                                     7.4g

– of which saturates          0.96g
Carbohydrates                0.0g
– of which sugars                0.0g
Protein                            27.9g
Salt                                   0.86g
Dietary Fibre                   0.9g

The Product

Albacore Tuna is one of the main fisheries of the South-west coast’s economy and is one of the species of greatest commercial interest. Our fishermen catch the tuna using traditional methods, coupled with the traditional preparation of our products guarantees their quality and freshness, providing maximum flavour and exquisite taste.
Albacore is one of the smaller species of tuna, reaching sizes somewhere between the skipjack and yellowfin. Like all tuna, Albacore is a rich source of complete protein, selenium and vitamin B-12. Their soft pink flesh, however, is more moist and delicate than that of many other species of tuna. In addition, Albacore contains significantly more Omega-3 fats. Omega-3s normalise and regulate cholesterol levels and greatly reduce the risk of heart disease.
Furthermore, all of our tuna is hand-filleted and hand-packed in olive oil. Olive oil, like omega-3, has been shown to help prevent heart disease, as well as provide anti-oxidants that keep your hair and skin hydrated and healthy.

Our  tuna is caught by Irish fishermen when the fish is in season in August and September. Fresh Albacore Tuna can be enjoyed for only a few weeks every year. You may be able to freeze some if you want to enjoy it a little longer but a much nicer result can be achieved by preserving it in jars with olive. Perfect to add to salads with a superb flavour that beats its canned rivals hands down.

Albacore Tuna

Swimming across the world oceans, Albacore Tuna is a migratory species.  Always on the move, they come within reach of our fishing fleet for only a short period every year.  At the end of August, this fish is caught in very large numbers for a few weeks. Moist and delicate, the soft pink flesh of the Albacore Tuna is different to that of other Tuna species. With their smooth, torpedo shaped, body, Albacore tuna are oceanic fish built for speed.  They can travel as fast as 80km per hour.  They are a member of the same family as Mackerel (Scombroides) and like them, they have to be constantly on the move in order to push water and oxygen onto their gills. Albacore Tuna occur in tropical and temperate waters of all the worlds oceans.


The Catch