Akami generally refers to red-colored meat like beef and fish meat.

The typical Akami fish are tuna and bonito. The meat gets its red color from the high hemoglobin and myoglobin content specific to migratory fish. At a sushi restaurant, when you order Akami, you will be served tuna. The word Akami exists for tuna.There is a lot of Akami on the back side and has less fat content than toro. This part is rich in minerals like iron so you can enjoy the tuna’s natural umami.