Oregon Fishermen catch our albacore when the schools come closer to the coast during their migration up the west coast of North America. That is perfect timing in the life cycle of an albacore – the fish have been feeding on the schools of rich anchovies and sardines in the coastal upwelling, so they’re healthy and have more nutritious oils.
This not only means the local catch is good for you (Oregon Albacore is the tuna with the highest amount of beneficial Omega-3 oils), it means they have a moist texture and rich flavor you won’t find in larger albacore caught in other parts of the world. Oregon Albacore are relatively small, weighing 10-30 pounds. Another benefit of their size is that they haven’t had time to accumulate significant quantities of mercury, eliminating any worry with Oregon Albacore.
Nutritional Benefits of Omega-3s
Increases levels of “good” cholesterol
Lowers blood pressure,
Strengths immunity and even improving arthritis symptoms,
Reduces inflammation, which is key to lowering the risk of heart disease and stroke
Selenium and Mercury: Discover the latest research that selenium in ocean fish is effective in offsetting the potential effects of mercury.
Seafood Health Facts: Website was developed to help consumers weigh the benefits against possible risks of eating seafood. The site is user-friendly and comprehensive with downloadable brochures aimed at health care professionals and consumers.