North Atlantic Albacore Tuna

Thunnus alalunga

Also Known As

Northern albacore, Longfin tuna, Germon

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



Fresh year-round, with peaks in the fall, and frozen year-round.


U.S. wild-caught from Massachusetts to Louisiana.


Mild, rich taste.


Firm texture and large, moist flakes. Albacore meat is not as dense or firm as bluefin tuna, so it’s not as well-suited for sashimi.


Lightest-colored meat of all the tunas – it can range from light beige to almost brown when raw, but becomes off-white when cooked. When canned, it’s the only tuna meat allowed to be labeled “white meat.”

Health Benefits

Low in fat and cholesterol with the most omega-3 fatty acids of any of the tuna species. More information on health and seafood.

Health & Nutrition

Nutrition facts

Serving weight 113 g / 4 oz (fresh)
Amount per serving
Calories 150
Protein 31 g
Fat, total 2 g
Saturated fatty acids, total 1 g
Carbohydrate 0 g
Sugars, total 0 g
Fiber, total dietary 0 g
Cholesterol 45 mg
Selenium 36.5 mcg
Sodium 80 mg

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