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Why is there black stuff in my tuna?

Asked: Ryan Allen, Last Updated:

That dark, nearly black area in the middle of your tuna or swordfish steak is nothing bad or unhealthy, although you may not like its strong flavor. It is a muscle that is rich in myoglobin, a blood pigment.

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