Pacific Skipjack Tuna

Katsuwonus pelamis

Also Known As

Ocean bonito, Lesser tuna, Aku, Katsuo

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





U.S. wild-caught from Hawaii, California, U.S. Pacific Island territories, and the high seas.


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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