Hand-packed and cooked just once for maximum flavor and nutrition, our albacore tuna are selected for their small size to make sure optimal levels of purity.
Along with ample protein, albacore provides omega-3s in abundance, and substantial amounts of vitamin D.
Optimally pure, tender, and sustainable:
All Vital Choice Albacore comes from a North Pacific fishery in which smaller boats line-catch individual tuna the use of the sustainable troll method. This ensures careful handling of each and every fish, safety for dolphins, and very minimal bycatch.
Thanks to its sustainable harvest and lower mercury content, albacore from this fishery is categorized as “Super Green” 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.
Because predatory fish such as tuna accumulate mercury over the years, Paul provides us with younger, smaller Albacore tuna (14 lbs or less) for optimal purity. — Our fishers do not target only the smallest halibut, tuna or other species, but these smaller fish comprise a portion of each and 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 to be had fish, and spend more at the processing because we (and our customers) imagine their superior flavor and optimal purity are worth it.
Dolphin secure – Product of USA
Very low sodium
Certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Certified Kosher (OU, B.Y. & M.T. – Full Oversight)