Atlantic Skipjack Tuna

Katsuwonus pelamis

Also Known As

Tuna, Ocean bonito, Lesser tuna, Aku

U.S. wild-caught Atlantic skipjack tuna is a smart seafood choice because it is sustainably managed and responsibly harvested under U.S. regulations.



Fresh in late summer through early fall, and frozen and canned year-round. 


U.S. wild-caught from New York to Florida.


Skipjack tuna has the most pronounced taste of all of the tropical tunas.


Firm and moist with large flakes.


When raw, good-quality skipjack tuna meat is deep red. Smaller fish are lighter red. Cooked skipjack becomes light gray.

Health Benefits

Skipjack is an excellent source of low-fat protein.

Health & Nutrition

Nutrition facts

Serving weight 100 g (raw)
Amount per serving
Calories 103
Protein 22.00 g
Fat, total 1.01 g
Saturated fatty acids, total 0.328 g
Carbohydrate 0 g
Sugars, total 0 g
Fiber, total dietary 0 g
Cholesterol 47 mg
Selenium 36.5 mcg
Sodium 37 mg

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