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Do Tuna Fish Have Scales And Fins | Is Tuna Fish Kosher Or Unclean?


“Tunas have a few small visible scales on the sides of their head and have rudimentary (undeveloped) scales imbedded under the surface of their skin throughout their body. Rudimentary scales are extremely small, almost microscopic, non-overlapping scales. Tunas are a scale-less, smooth-bodied skin fish, which is why they are unclean.” Scripture Truth Ministries


“Tunas have finlets located on the dorsal and ventral (rear top and bottom) of their body between their dorsal and anal fins and the caudal fin. These finlets are rigid, non- retractable appendages that are somewhat crustacean-like in appearance and texture.” Scripture Truth Ministries

Do Tuna Fish Have Scales And Fins | Is Tuna Fish Kosher Or Unclean? 
“This is what you may eat from all that is in the water: You may eat everything in the water that has fins and scales, whether in the seas or streams. 10 But these are to be detestable to you: everything in the seas or streams that does not have fins and scales among all the swarming things and other living creatures in the water. 11 They are to remain detestable to you; you must not eat any of their meat, and you must detest their carcasses. 12 Everything in the water that does not have fins and scales will be detestable to you.”
Leviticus 11:9-12

“You may eat everything from the water that has fins and scales, 10 but you may not eat anything that does not have fins and scales — it is unclean for you.”
Deuteronomy 14:9-10

Do Tuna Fish Have Scales And Fins | Is Tuna Fish Kosher Or Unclean?



Unclean – Non Kosher

Tunas are unclean because they have rudimentary (undeveloped) scales and are primarily scale-less, smooth-bodied skin fish.


” Tunas, as a fish that is primarily a scale-less, smooth-bodied skin fish, are often infested with parasites. Tunas do not have overlapping scales covering the vast majority of their large bodies to shield them from parasitic worms and toxins that can easily penetrate their unprotected skin.”

“Tunas have varying unsafe levels of mercury content, something they shouldn’t have if they were a clean fish and safe for human consumption. Atlantic bluefin tuna (tuna sushi) has the highest levels of mercury of any type of tuna. Several studies have determined that mercury can cause health problems for adults, including an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and neurological disorders. Pregnant women, women who might become pregnant, and children have been advised to not consume tuna as the mercury in tuna can damage the developing nervous system of infants and children.” Scripture Truth Ministries

“Fish without scales have a higher level of toxicity in their flesh than fish with scales. Pacific bluefin tunas are top predators and as such they are superb swimmers. They swim across the Pacific Ocean during their life cycles before being caught, packaged, and sold for human consumption. Pacific bluefin tunas have been contaminated with trace amounts of radioactivity acquired from the Japanese Fukushima nuclear reactor accident of March 2011 that continues to leak radiation into the Pacific Ocean to this day.” Scripture Truth Ministries

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