Longfin yellowtail (Kampachi)
Common name: Hawaiian Kampachi
Longfin yellowtail is farmed in oceanic waters off the Kona coast in Hawaii. It is a versatile fish, quite different from the wild longfin yellowtail. Its flesh is richer in natural oils, tastier and finer. A young Kampachi is distinguished by two bands centered over its eyes, which are similar to the Japanese symbol for the number 8 (“pachi” or “ハ”).
- Its light pink, almost translucent flesh is oily.
- It has a firm but distinctly moist texture. Its taste is rich and fresh, punctuated by a nutty aroma.
- Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and high-quality protein. It does not contain any toxins, such as mercury.