You have probably seen Ahi Tuna on the menu if you have dined at a seafood place recently, but where does it come from? Ah, you guessed it; Ahi comes from Hawaii!

Hawaiian food is always a great experience for those who haven’t been here before, but if you enjoy fish you are sure to enjoy Ahi Tuna just the way us Hawaiians like it!

You are about to discover not only why people enjoy Ahi, but how the Ahi comes to your table for great Hawaiian cuisine every time.

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Ahi Tuna Shashimi

What is Ahi Tuna?

Ahi Tuna is also known as Yellowfin Tuna, and is no doubt one of the most popular fish on the menu for any find seafood place, and if you don’t believe me you can try it for yourself when you come to Hawaii for a visit!

This species of tuna is generally found in a subtropical region, namely Hawaii where it’s served up often. However, this Yellowfin Tuna isn’t just found in Hawaii, but is noted in Hawaii as a “bigeyed” fish. Ahi is simply it’s Hawaiian name.

This fish does everything big with many of them weighing in at as much as 300 pounds it can really give even the most expert commercial fisherman a run for his money.

So, why does this fish mean anything at all to the Hawaiian Islands?

Simply put Hawaii is one of the most popular places to dive, and these Yellowfin or Ahi Tuna as we call them are often found during deeper dives during the daytime.

Those who are fishing for the Ahi Tuna in Hawaii are using the method of line fishing in order to catch it, while this may be a challenge, it’s important that you understand how much work goes into catching your meal for the day!

You can guarantee as a result, that any Ahi Tuna that you order while in Hawaii is fresh caught, every day. No questions!

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Ahi Tuna Salad

Ahi Tuna is a Lean Source of Protein!

Whether or not you realize it, Ahi Tuna is a great source of lean protein for anyone. It’s a nice change for you if all you eat is chicken.

It’s best prepared for a healthy diet when you grill it, broil it, bake it, or even pan sear it. Makes you hungry, right?

This Ahi Tuna is also loaded with some other things that you need too such as niacin, vitamin B12, B6, selenium, phosphorus and magnesium as well. If you have ever wondered why fish is referred to as brain food, now you know!

What else do you need to know?

The fish are not in danger here in Hawaii; in fact they are being caught every day with sustainability, and Hawaii is proud of this, being mindful that the waters are not to be overfished.

So, while you could always use a bit of fish in your diet, the question is where would you rather eat it?

I don’t know about you, but for me, I prefer eating mine in Hawaii, right here where I live. Why don’t you book your trip now by clicking HERE, and when you arrive, we can tell you the best places to order your fresh Ahi Tuna!

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