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Tuna in sea water - Callipo Preserves, Tuna and Fish Products since 1913

The first tuna au naturel in sea water!

For our tuna fillets in brine we have chosen Aquamaris sea water,
taken from the depths of the Ionian Sea, several miles off the coast.
Our Natural Tuna Fillets in Aquamaris:
only tuna and mineral salts from the sea.
We thus ensure more magnesium and potassium!
Savory by nature as we do not add salt!


On the occasion of Tuttofood, the prestigious international food exhibition, our tuna fillets in brine in Aquamaris sea water were awarded first place in the #atuttainnovation category of the #atuttobrand award, organized by Gdoweek and Markup.

This is the motivation of the jury: "The winner deserved the recognition of the jury thanks to its ability to meet the needs of consumers and be credible at the same time: the presence of sea water in the new line of tuna, its functional benefits and of taste and consumer protection are the elements that make this proposal successful in the opinion of the jurors”.7


How it is treated

The extraction

The water is taken from the open sea by a boat equipped with special tanks and transported directly to the Aquamaris establishment.

First analyses

Immediately after extraction, its wholesomeness is confirmed by submitting it to all the analyzes necessary to guarantee the total absence of contaminants.

The sanitization treatment

Subsequently the water undergoes a series of sanitization treatments which make it ideal for human consumption;
it is therefore perfect for use as an ingredient or as a natural preservative.

In fact, sea water undergoes a purification process which ensures its conformity (biological, chemical and physical)
to the strictest food safety regulations through the following stages:

Microfiltration : necessary to remove any solid residues and microorganisms

UV treatment : aimed at denaturing any microorganisms that have survived the filtration phase unscathed

Final analyses

Before use, the Aquamaris seawater is re-analysed
to confirm that all parameters comply with the protocols in force for drinking water
and ensure the total absence of contaminants.

What is sea water

It is the water that we all know, duly sanitized,
which can be used as a salt substitute or to enhance the taste of food.

Using sea water is an ancient tradition typical of maritime countries
where, especially the fishermen, used it to enhance the taste of the fish
keeping its fresh and natural flavour.

The use of sea water to cook fish or shellfish, meat, pasta, legumes or vegetables
enhances its natural taste without adding salt
and reduces sodium absorption by up to 30%*.

*taking as a sample 10 g of table salt in 1000 ml of fresh water compared to 300 ml of sea water and 700 ml of fresh water.

General characteristics of sea water

Sea water improves the taste of food and, at the same time, provides valuable support for our body,
because it contains important nutrients, over 50 different natural mineral salts
such as iodine, magnesium, potassium, calcium, iron and many others, each of which has indispensable characteristics
for the proper functioning of our body, which needs to integrate minerals and trace elements.
Sea water therefore has a much more complex mineral composition than sea salt alone;
it has a high content of trace elements and a low content of sodium chloride.
In fact, in sea water sodium chloride is only 75%,
the remaining percentage is made up of minerals such as magnesium, calcium and potassium.

Nutrition and minerals

Excessive consumption of salt, sodium chloride, causes an increase in blood pressure,
with a consequent increase in the risk of the onset of serious cardio-cerebrovascular diseases related to it,
such as myocardial infarction and stroke.
Salt intake has also been associated with other chronic degenerative diseases,
such as tumors of the digestive system, especially those of the stomach, osteoporosis and kidney disease.

The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a maximum consumption of 5 grams of salt per day,
corresponding to about 2 grams of sodium per day.



The benefits

A regular intake of mineral salts and trace elements can help prevent the risk of degenerative diseases,
to alleviate the perception of tiredness and fatigue, to reduce the fragility of the hair or nails, to alleviate muscle and bone pain.
Calcium (present in sea water), very important for the mineralization of the skeleton,
it favors the regular functioning of the nervous system and, together with magnesium and phosphorus, acts on the muscles.
Chlorine plays a vital role in digestion.
Iodine is essential for the functioning of the thyroid gland and for the normal development of the central nervous system.
Furthermore, the need for mineral salts increases in certain circumstances, such as in times of stress,
during pregnancy and when exercising.

Natural Tuna Fillets in Aquamaris are an important source of iodine and magnesium.

Iodine contributes

  • to the normal growth of children
  • to normal thyroid function
  • to normal energy metabolism
  • to normal cognitive function
  • to the normal functioning of the nervous system

Magnesium contributes

  • to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue
  • to normal muscle function
  • to normal protein synthesis
  • to normal psychological function
  • to the maintenance of normal bones
  • to the maintenance of normal teeth


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