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What is the difference between Ahi and Yellowfin tuna?

Asked by T. Lopez, Last updated: Jan 18, 2020

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T. Wikati

T. Wikati, Technical Writer, New York

Answered Jul 17, 2019

Tuna is a type of fish, and it is widespread to find. It has different species, and ahi is just like one out of many species of tuna. Yellowfin tuna is just a type of ahi tuna. It is called yellowfin tuna because almost all the fins it has are yellow.

Yellowfin is very easy to find; it is available in all parts of the world. It lives mostly in subtropical and tropical water. When you compare yellowfin with other species of tuna, it is relatively larger than them. Since yellowfin is very common to see and it lives in all parts of the world, it is less expensive.

Yellowfins are more available during summer, although they can be found during any season in a year, they are always in abundance during the summer period. Another thing is that yellowfin dies faster than any other species of tuna. When you buy a yellowfin, you can prepare it raw and smoke it, or you cook it as sashimi

 

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