Each day The Brasserie’s fishing boats, Brasserie Catch I and Brasserie Catch II, deliver fresh sustainably-caught fish to the Restaurant to be served on the menu just hours later, including this mouthwatering yellowfin tuna fillet.
And if you’re a guest at our first Harvest Dinner of the season on Thursday, you are in luck! Yellowfin tuna is one our hero ingredients that you will have the opportunity to enjoy, paired with garden vegetables and a speciality wine carefully selected by our sommelier.
Did you know that tuna are some of the fastest swimmers in the ocean with burst speeds recorded at around 45 kilometres per hour?
Not only is this impressive, but the vitamin, mineral and nutrient content, as well as other organic compounds found in this large fish are significant. These include antioxidants and protein, without much-saturated fat or sodium. It also has impressive levels of selenium and good amounts of phosphorous, iron, magnesium and potassium. In terms of vitamins, there is a wealth of vitamin B12 and niacin, as well as a good amount of vitamin B6 and riboflavin.
The health benefits help growth and development, lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, assist weight loss, boost the immune system, increase energy, maintain skin health and reduce inflammation.
The combination of omega-3 fatty acids, which are anti-inflammatory and can help reduce blood pressure, along with potassium, make tuna fish very good for lowering blood pressure. Reducing hypertension can significantly boost your health by lowering the strain on your cardiovascular system. This can prevent heart attacks and stroke.
Luckily, for pescatarians, tuna fish is packed with protein. A single serving of only 165 grams (approximately 1 can of tuna fish) contains more than 80 per cent of your daily protein requirement. Proteins are the building blocks of our body, and with proper amounts of protein in our system, we are guaranteed to have increased growth and development, faster recovery from wounds and illnesses, improved muscle tone and growth, and overall metabolic efficiency. It can boost our energy levels and make our body work more effectively.
Tuna also contains good amounts of vitamin C, zine and manganese, all of which are considered antioxidant in nature. Antioxidants are one of the body’s defines mechanisms against free radicals. However the real champion of tuna’s immune system-boosting potential is selenium.
The B complex of vitamins has been connected with a wide range of different health aspects, but as a whole, they are mainly involved in improving the metabolism and increasing the efficiency of our organ systems, while also protecting the skin and increasing energy.
Don’t forget to keep an eye on The Brasserie’s Facebook page for updates on our daily catch, and join us this Thursday for our first Harvest Dinner of the season.