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Red flesh fish

A photo of chutoro nigiri
Medium Fatty Tuna (Chutoro)

Medium Fatty Tuna (Chutoro)

【Nigiri sushi: Akami
What is Chutoro?
Lean red flesh and fatty parts are light yet delicious. The part below the back fin is especially good. The portion closer to the lean part has a bit of sour taste and fine sweetness. Chutoro is widely accepted as a delicious part of tuna.

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Main production area

Hokkaido Aomori Wakayama Miyazaki

Famous production area

Ooma Toi Minmaya Aburatsu Funkawan Sado Iki

Season

Autumn-Winter