How many types of tuna can be used for sushi?

Sushi Chef & Sake Sommelier
There are several types of tuna that can be used for sushi, depending on where in the world you work as a sushi chef. Some types of tuna are not available in Europe.

Bluefin tuna is one of the most sought-after types of tuna for sushi because of its flavorful meat and fine texture. It is usually divided into different grades based on fat content, with the fattest part known as otoro and the leaner part as chutoro.

Yellowfin tuna is another popular type of tuna for sushi. It has a slightly milder flavor than bluefin tuna, but still a bit fatty with a firm texture.

Bigeye tuna is similar to yellowfin tuna and is also often used in sushi. It has a rich flavor and a firm meaty texture, but with a little more fat.

Skipjack tuna is also known as bonito. It has a meatier and firmer texture, but tends to have less fat compared to other types of tuna.

These are just some of the types of tuna that are popular in sushi.

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