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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How many kinds of tuna are there?

There are many different species of tuna, all belonging to the extensive Thunnus family. They come in a great variety of sizes and shapes. Found in all oceans in warm and temperate waters, tuna are migratory and high speed swimmers. Some of the species, such as the 'Thunnus Thinnus' can weigh up to 2000 lbs, whereas others do not exceed 11 lbs. Commercially, the following types of tuna are found: White Tuna or Bonito, Light Tuna and Tuna.


2. What is the difference between tuna and bonito?

While both fish belong to the same family, the bonito is a much smaller fish (about 27 inches long and weighing around 11 lbs). In preserves, the bonito del norte (also called white tuna) represents the highest quality. Its meat is white, firm and tasty.


3. Which type of tuna has the least amount of calories?

All food and beverages, with the exception of mineral water, provide calories to the body in a greater or lesser degree. Tuna in water is packed only in water and salt, instead of the traditional oil. As it does not contain oil (a high-calorie product) tuna in water is much less fattening and is widely used in reduced calorie diets because it provides protein without excess fat or calories.


4. How do you know if canned food is in good condition?

Here are a few tips on knowing when a still unopened can is in good condition: 1) Never eat the contents of a can that has bulges or if it releases a lot of air when opened. 2) Reject the cans with holes, leaks or corrosion. 3) Know the difference between preserves and semi-preserves. Keep semi-preserves in the refrigerator. 4) Always look for the health registry that is required by law to appear on all cans.


5. What is the difference between preserves and semi-preserves?

Preserves have a long shelf life, as they will remain in perfect condition when stored at room temperature for several years. On the other hand, the so-called semi-preserves are perishable in a shorter time frame, because they have not undergone the sterilization process.