Also called White Tuna, Thunnus alalunga, it is the highest quality fish of the tuna family and during the summer it is captured in large groups on the Bay of Biscay, in the infamous Cantábrico Sea. It is characterized by its white flesh, great taste and a softer texture than the rest of the species.
In the kitchen, its versatility is huge: it is ideal for preparing snacks, sandwiches and tapas. It is a must in salads, sautéed vegetables, tortillas, pasta and rice. Bonito Tuna is also perfect in the elaboration of unique dishes, from delicious roasts to traditional fillings.
The Bonito Tuna is one of the cornerstones of the Mediterranean diet. It is a healthy food, rich in protein and vitamins A, B, D, and K. Provides minerals such as calcium and iodine, essential for metabolism. Outstanding nutritional properties, as it is rich in linoleic acid and Omega 3 polyunsaturated acids both essential in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and very helpful in reducing cholesterol. Also, bonito tuna in preserved format is an important source of antioxidant compounds, shown to prevent certain types of cancer.
Conservas Lolin (Cantabria)
Conservas Lolin is a family business founded in 1955 by Don Manuel Gutierrez Elorza 'Lolin', based in the small fishing village of Castro Urdiales, in the province of Cantabria.
Since its origins, Conservas Lolin have specialised in the production of salted anchovies and other fish canned products, based on the best quality raw material found in the Cantabrico sea and following an exhaustive control process of elaboration.
The quality of Lolin's anchovies has recently been recognised by winning a 3 star Great Taste Award in 2013 for their Cantabrico Anchovies in Olive Oil elevating their anchovies to some of the best in the UK.