Tinned tuna is one of the most popular fillers for sandwhiches, wraps and salads because it tastes great and because it’s cheap. So why is a tuna steak so much more expensive than tuna out of the tin? It’s the same fish right? Well, not exactly. Tuna shouldn’t be generalised, there are different types. The white type that you get in brine, spring water or sunflower oil is usually albacore or skipjack. These are not expensive type of tuna and they certainly don’t make for great steaks. Fresh tuna is BlueFin or Yellowtail and these do make for great steaks, which is why they are much more expensive. So there you have it, the next time you pick up tuna steaks you won’t be shocked at the price.