Compared with our Albacore Loin Medallions, our Loin Tips are smaller random-size pieces.
- Smaller random size pieces
- Four 1-lb. frozen blocks
- Product of USA
- Certified sustainably harvested
Hand-cut from the tender loins of small, troll-caught North Pacific Albacore Tuna, these affordable pieces are great for stir-fries, pasta dishes, and sashimi or sushi rolls!
Optimally pure, tender, and sustainable
All Vital Choice albacore comes from a certified-sustainable North Pacific fishery.
The boats line-catch individual tuna, using the sustainable troll method, which ensures careful handling, safety for dolphins, and very minimal by-catch.
Thanks to its sustainable harvest, albacore (Thunnus alalunga) from this fishery is categorized as a "Best Choice” by the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Thanks to its sustainable harvest and lower mercury content, albacore from this fishery is categorized as a "Best choice" by Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Vital Choice Albacore Tuna is sustainably harvested by our neighbor Paul Hill, who quickly flash-freezes it on his small boat to preserve the fish at its peak of freshness. For more about our troll-caught tuna, click here.
Because predatory fish such as tuna accumulate mercury over time, Paul provides us with younger, smaller Albacore tuna (15 lbs. or less) for optimal purity**. For more information on this subject click to our FAQ about mercury in tuna.
In addition to ample protein, Albacore provides omega-3s in abundance, and substantial amounts of vitamin D.*Note: Despite great care, bones or fragments may occur infrequently. Chew all fish well before swallowing.
**Our fishers do not target only the smallest halibut, tuna or other species, but these smaller fish comprise a portion of every boat's catch. Once at the dock the fish are size-graded. Most companies prefer larger fish because they yield more flesh per pound and are less costly to process. We purchase the smallest available fish, and spend more on the processing because we (and our customers) believe their superior flavor and optimal purity are worth it.