Posted by: 4pack | September 7, 2008

“Belly Fat” Update: It’s A Good Thing On A Bluefin Tuna

I KEEP HEARING IT EVERY DAY…WHY SO NEGATIVE ON BELLY FAT…CAN’T WE JUST LEAVE BUBBA’S ALONE…WELL HERE’S SOME POSITIVE NEWS ON BELLY FAT…BLUEFIN TUNA BELLY FAT TO BE PRECISE…SUSHI JUST WOULDN’T BE SUSHI WITHOUT THAT MARBLED, SOFT AS BUTTER TUNA SERVED UP BY THE SUSHI CHEF…READ THE EXCERPTS BELOW TO SEE WHAT A BLUEFIN TUNA GOES THROUGH WHEN CAUGHT:

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/01/11/60minutes/main3700644.shtml

“Well, if you look over you can see them rolling the tuna over on their side, looking in the belly. They’re looking for the fat content. They’re looking for the color of the meat. They’re x-raying the fish and then you’ll see that they’ll take a little piece and they’ll rub it between their thumb and forefingers. And that’s to get a sense of the oil content,” Bestor explains.

“So these guys must be the toughest customers in the world,” Simon remarks.

“Absolutely,” Bestor agrees. “They know their fish inside and out.”
Like everything in Japan, cutting apart the tuna is a ceremony. The fresh bluefin is massaged and stroked as befitting a king. The masters even have what they call “Maguro No Kaiwa,” conversations with the tuna. Ida appeals to the fish to make him proud and give him their best.

The demand for the freshest bluefin tuna from the world’s most exclusive restaurants is insatiable. So how is this global yen for bluefin satisfied? Well, globally, from the coast of Japan, the Gulf of Maine, Mexico or the Mediterranean.

“To me the word ranching refers to cattle,” Simon remarks.

“Yes. But, you do not breed the bluefin tuna at the ranch,” Mielgo explains. “You actually fatten the fish to gain up to 20 percent weight.”

They feed them sardines and mackerel; they control the color and the flavor. In three to six months, the tuna will be big enough and fat enough to harvest. Ninety percent of them will go to Japan, which imports as much tuna as it can – any tuna, some half a million tons a year. Most of the tuna is blast frozen on board ships, which arrive in Japanese ports everyday.

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Responses

  1. I have tried so many diet programs without success and nearly gave up, and then I bought and tried Fat Loss for Idiots. It is a no-nonsense approach that really worked for me!

  2. Perhaps you haven’t heard that the bluefin tuna stocks are in trouble world wide?

  3. Blue fin is endangered please try to eat a different species of fish.

  4. All species of Blue Fin Tuna are in grave danger of becoming extinct within our lifetime due to overfishing. Please don’t contribute to their demise by fishing, buying “red tuna” sushi or anything that’s made from Blue Fin Tuna. Farm raised tuna, Yellow Tail Tuna & Albacore Tuna are a safer substitution. Not to mention that Blue Fin Tuna has the highest amount of mercury (especially since we’re polluting the oceans). Please support the environment, don’t contribute to it’s destruction- Earth is our only home, we MUST take care of it.

  5. You know that eating that particular type of tuna now means that soon you’ll never be able to eat it again right?

    Oh and btw, for the diet lowest in fat and with the most health benefits, go vegan 🙂

  6. Oh get over it. God put fish on this earth for me to enjoy and I will enjoy the hell out of bluefin tuna. SOOOOOOO good.

  7. And maybe pandas and bald eagles have some health benefits too! Bluefin tuna is an endangered species. Stop worrying about the latest diet craze (they never last anyway) and let’s all start to care about something more important. Like maybe your kids. Let’s hope that someday they may get to enjoy the oceans too.


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