White tuna

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White tuna is fish eaten in Japanese cuisine:

  • Albacore tuna, Thunnus alalunga - the pale-fleshed tuna favoured by the canning industry, also known as shiro maguro, bin-naga maguro, or bincho maguro
  • Escolar, Lepidocybium flavobrunneum - which is a snake mackerel, is not tuna. Escolar, though commonly mislabeled as "white tuna", is a different family of fish.

"Super white tuna", is also commonly mislabeled as escolar.