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Red tuna has invaded markets in Algeria in recent days. This fish is sold almost everywhere, sometimes even on sidewalks, along roads, in sometimes miserable hygienic conditions.

“Exposed to the sun for hours and cut using axes or tools, the edges of which are sometimes rusty, represents the method of trading fresh fish in Algeria.” a real dangerwarned Dr. Abdenour Aït Saïd, president of the Algerian Association of Public Health Biologists in an interview with the TSA published on 24 May.

The specialist warned especially about the risks of toxic infections to which Algerian consumers are exposed by buying tuna sold along the roads.

The health benefits of fresh tuna

When the cold chain is observed, tuna, which is currently sold for around 1000 DA per kilogram, has benefits for the body. Belonging to the family of fatty fish, it is a real source of lean protein, iron, phosphorus, B and D vitamins and omega-3.

It should be noted that many studies have shown that regular consumption of omega-3 would reduce the risk of developing colon cancer.

Fresh tuna would also have beneficial effects on cardiovascular health and prevent the risk of heart attack.

This fish will also protect against age-related macular degeneration and participate in central nervous system nerve regeneration.


Raw tuna can be stored for up to three days in the refrigerator. Once cooked, it is advisable to consume it within 48 hours.

How to cook it?

There are several ways to cook fresh tuna. It can be marinated, fried in a pan, grilled, cooked in papillot or even eaten raw, in tartare, in carpaccios or sushi.

Algerian chef Rabah, who runs the Mim restaurant at the M-Suite hotel in Algeria, offers many recipes based on fresh tones, including a recipe for Catalan-style tuna. Tuna parpatanaTo find out on his Facebook page.

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