Ahi Tuna Belly
The best cut of the Tuna - filled with nutrition
Omega-3 Fatty Acid Rich
In human nutrition, omega-3 fatty acids are found in three varieties. The first is alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), which are found in vegetables.
The other two sources are eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). EPA is of medium length and contains 20 carbons and 5 carbon-carbon double bonds while DHA is the longest and contains 22 carbons and 6 carbon-carbon double bonds. Both DHA and EPA are only found in the oils of marine organisms including Tuna.
Omega-3 fatty acids plays important roles in our body. Epidemiological and randomized clinical trials have shown that omega-3 fatty acids can reduce:
- The incidence of arrhythmias
- The incidence of heart failure
- Reduce the rate of myocardial infarction (also known as heart attack)
- Lower triglycerides
- Lower LDL cholesterol
- Decrease Blood Pressure
- Risk of sudden cardiac death (SCD)
- Has anti-inflammatory effects
Vitamin B-1 – thiamin. This is vital to the healthy growth and function of organs, including the brain and heart.
Vitamin B-2 – riboflavin. The body needs vitamin B-2 to break down fats and drugs.
Vitamin B-3 – niacin. The body needs niacin to maintain healthy skin, nerves, and digestion. Doctors sometimes prescribe high doses of niacin to help improve cholesterol levels.
Vitamin B-6 – pyridoxine. This helps the body make new red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout the body. It also helps keep the immune system strong.
Vitamin B-7 – biotin. This is essential for healthy hair, nails, and nerve function.
Vitamin B-9 – folic acid. The body uses folate, its natural form — to make DNA and genetic material. During pregnancy, folic acid may reduce the risk of certain birth defects.
Selenium is an integral part of the enzyme glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) which protects cell membranes and tissues against oxidative damage.
Selenium is also a good binding agent for Mercury. Through such interaction, the toxic effect of Mercury is minimised, thus protecting our body. Ahi Tuna has proportionally more Selenium than Mercury, hence a good source of healthy food.
“The Tuna Belly from Reelly Fresh is so versatile to cook. Either you eat it raw or pan fry it with marinate of salt and pepper. Serve with salad and accompanying sauce. It’s that Simple!”