tuna salad

Nutritional Value of Tuna

Grilled steaks are generally a slice of meat. Tuna steak is made out of fish. The flesh of the steak should be firm and thick, to make it hold while the time of cooking. A crispy and tasty fish, which is quite often sliced into a steak, will include swordfish, salmon, turbot, mahi and halibut. Tunas are found in temperate marine waters throughout the world. It is probably the most popular fish used for canning today. Grilled tuna steak is delicious and rich tasting seafood that is prepared in many ways. Northern countries are famous in preparing these grilled steaks.

The flesh of tuna is pink because the tuna’s muscle tissue has a higher oxygen capacity than other fish species. Some types of tuna are bluefin, yellowfin, albacore, bigeye, blackfin. Grilled tuna steaks can be prepared in many ways and various types are tuscan style, pepper grilled, grilled with cantaloupe salsa, sushi grade slices, ahi steaks, tarragon steaks, etc. The nutrition facts for 1 steak are calories 180 g, fat 1.5 g, cholesterol 75 mg, sodium 65 mg, carbohydrate 0 g, fiber 0 g, sugar 0g, protein 40 g. Daily values are Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 2%, Calcium 2%, iron 8%.


Your body requires protein from the food we eat to help build up, maintain and replace tissue. It also helps to aid muscle development, increase strength and will help your overall athletic performance. As well as helping you feel fuller for longer, protein will also contribute to your energy levels throughout the day.

Omega 3

Omega 3 fatty acids play a vital role in many of the body’s functions and is essential for good overall health. A daily dose of omega 3’s has been shown to decrease the likelihood of many conditions including heart disease and heart attacks. It has also been shown to improve mood, improve memory and increase fat loss.

Vitamin B12

B12 plays a critical part of a balanced diet. It will help to maintain high energy levels, mental clarity and emotional stability. It also helps to maintain the function of your nervous system and is required for the ongoing production of healthy blood cells.


Magnesium has often been touted as being the ‘anti-stress’ mineral. It has also been shown to help reduce blood clots, keep blood pressure levels down and assist in maintaining bone strength. This is also due to it’s ability to help your body absorb calcium.


Canned tuna is one of the best known sources of the trace mineral selenium. Current research is suggesting that selenium promotes general health and may also reduce your risk of cancer.

Tuna salad can be prepared in a simple way. The total time taken to cook and serve a grilled tuna is exactly around 25 minutes. Some main ingredients used are one pound of steaks, 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 tablespoons rice vinegar, 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish, 2 tablespoon toasted sesame oil. Also the ingredients vary depending upon the type of preparation. In Italy, wine is used for the preparation. Method of preparation is as follows: Preheat grill or boil it, rinse tuna steaks with water and place in non-metal container or plastic sealable bag. Mix the remaining ingredients mentioned above together, and pour over the meat and let it marinate for 10 minutes.

Once the grill is hot, you must place the tuna salad on grill and cook for approximately 3 to 4 minutes per side or until desires doneness. To make it tastier, most cooks prefer side dishes like salads, fried potatoes etc. When it is ready to serve, it is good to garnish those along with lemon springs or wedges of parsley. Mushroom, onions, and pepper will give an ultimate tongue tasting choice to the tuna lovers.