5 amazing ways to enjoy fresh & sustainable tuna
"While small amounts of antioxidant nutrients like vitamin C, manganese, and zinc are provided by tuna, it is unusually rich in one particular antioxidant mineral, namely, selenium. This antioxidant is not only concentrated in tuna but is also present in an unusual form called selenoneine. Selenoneine is especially helpful to the tuna as a nutrient for protecting their red blood cells from free radical damage. Interestingly, it is also able to bind together with mercury compounds in the fish's body (including methylmercury, or MeHg) and lower their risk of mercury-related problems. Because there are approximately 2-3 milligrams of selenoneine in a 4-ounce serving of tuna, we are likely to get some of this same antioxidant protection whenever we eat tuna. Equally interesting, tuna may turn out to be a fish that - even when contaminated with mercury—might pose less of a mercury risk to humans than might otherwise be expected due to the presence of selenium in this special form of selenoneine."
- The first recipe for Blackened tuna is very simple, in a good way.
- This African Adobo-Rubbed Tuna Steaks recipe approaches tuna differently with heat and a whole lot of flavor.
- Sicilian Tuna is marinated in a savory dressing, and then cooked until pale pink in the middle, but still juicy
- Did you know that you can make tuna into burgers? This would be an excellent use for scraps of fresh tuna.
- For those who really enjoy raw fish, this Tuna Tartare with Avocado and Radish, sounds so flavorful!
Do you have a favorite recipe for fresh tuna? I'd love to hear about it!
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