Tuna Fish in Malayalam with Images – Choora Fish (ചൂര)

Tuna Fish in Malayalam with Images – Choora Fish (ചൂര)

Tuna fish is a saltwater fish that belongs to the tribe Thunnini of family Scombridae (also known as the mackerel family). Tuna fish can also maintain their body temperature more than the surrounding water like opah and mackerel sharks.

Tuna fish is a very fast swimmer. Among all species, yellow tuna fish is the fastest swimmer which belongs to the group of pelagic fish. It can swim up to 75 km/h which roughly 47 mph.

Tuna fish is a highly rated fish food all over the world. Mostly fresh and frozen tunas are transports and shipped commercially in different countries. The canned tuna is also very much popular among fish enthusiasts. Basically, canned tuna is edible oil-packed chunks in brine or sauces.

Scientific Classification of Tuna Fish

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Actinopterygii
  • Order: Scombriformes
  • Family: Scombridae
  • Subfamily: Scombrinae
  • Tribe: Thunnini Starks

Tuna Fish in Malayalam

Tuna Fish in Malayalam is called “Choora” “ചൂര”. Tuna fish is a saltwater fish belongs to the Thunnini family. 

Choora Fish in English is called Tuna Fish which is also called tunny fish.

Yellow Tuna in Malayalam is called Pooran Choora (പൂരൻ ചൂര) and white Tuna is called Vella Choora (വെള്ള ചൂര). But in Kerala, generally, Choora or Chura is referred to as Malayalam name for tuna fish.

Tuna Fish Photos

Tuna fish in Malayalam

Tuna fish in Malayalam

Tuna fish in Malayalam

Tuna fish in Malayalam

Nutritional Values of Tuna Fish

Tuna fish is one of the most popular and highly rated fish all over the world due to its unique and delicious taste with high nutritional value. Tuna fish is a natural source of omega-3 fatty acids and B12 vitamins which the human body can't produce itself so that has to take from an external source.

It is also very in protein and low in carbs. Tuna fish doesn't contain sugar, mercury and fiber but it contains sodium, selenium, zinc, potassium, and phosphorus.

A 4-ounce serving of a healthy white tuna fish contains following nutrients:

  • Calories: 150
  • Protein: 26 gm
  • Fat: 3.3 gm
  • Protein: 39 gm
  • Sodium: 76 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 0 gram
  • Sugar: 0 gram
  • Fiber: 0 gram

Tuna Fish Benefits in Malayalam

Tuna fish is considered as heart-friendly. This is because it contains omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids (DHA and EPA) which help in lowering blood pressure by reducing unwanted cholesterol levels from the blood.

As we know B12 vitamins help to increase brain functionality by boosting more oxygenated blood in the brain. More oxygenated blood means more power to the brain which ultimately helps to take a quick and mature decision and relieves stress.

Tuna fish is very much popular in weight loss freaks. As it is high in protein and low in carbs, it helps in losing excessive fats from the body. Healthy protein also provides more flexibility and power to maintain a good rhythm during exercise.

Regular consumption of tuna prevents the risk of diabetes and another disease like Alzheimer's disease, prognosis, and more.

Tuna fish acts as an antioxidant which prevents the risk of cancer and other cell damages during the oxidation process. It also helps to keep skin nourished, shiny and flexible.


Tuna fish in Malayalam is called choora. Tuna fish belongs to the Scombridae family which is also known as the mackerel family.

Choora fish contains some essential nutrients like omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, B12 vitamins, high protein, etc., which improves heart and vision health, helps in relieving stress, and prevents the risk of depression.

Checkout: List of More Fish Names in Malayalam.

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