Why choose albacore?

Albacore tuna is mild in flavor with white flesh and a flaky texture. While it is well known as one of the most common varieties of canned tuna, discerning sushi eaters also seek out albacore as a sustainable, delicious, and healthy option. Cooked or raw, 100% of McAdam’s Fish albacore is sashimi-quality and will taste delicious in any recipe. 

Highest in omega 3s
The young albacore caught by McAdam’s Fish are prized for being both incredibly delicious and healthy - they contain much higher levels of omega 3 fatty acids than older, larger fish that range in warmer waters. Several studies have shown a 4oz serving of albacore tuna to contain nearly 1,000mg of omega 3 fatty acids or about the same amount found in most fish oil supplements. Learn more about the benefits of omega 3 fatty acids.

Lower in mercury
Controlling the amount of mercury in fresh, frozen, or canned albacore tuna is easily accomplished by catching younger, smaller fish who have accumulated a lower level of mercury than larger tuna. McAdam’s Fish pole and line fishing method only catches smaller albacore around 3-5 years old from cool waters in the Pacific Ocean. These fish have been proven in scientific studies to have a much lower level of mercury than the older, larger fish caught by other fishing methods. 

Versatile and delicious
At McAdam’s Fish, our favorite way to enjoy albacore is simple: sashimi! We love it with nothing more than a squeeze of lime and a pinch of salt. But there are many other great ways to use albacore, fresh or canned. 
Need some ideas to get you started?
Try making your own flavorful tuna confit. This easy yet luxurious recipe tastes incredible in salads or rice bowls. 
Hooked on poke but convinced you could never make it at home? It’s not as hard as you think. 
Don’t feel like cooking? Try our canned tuna!