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This article is about the cooked version. For the raw version, see Raw tuna.
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Tuna is a food item made by cooking raw tuna. Compared to many other fish, it is not the most potent healing item, but its low cost and high availability make it a useful training food, as it heals up to 750 life points, depending on your constitution level.

Tuna is often used by players that train on the lesser demons in Karamja volcano. This training spot is fairly close to the Karamja fishing pier, where players fishing for swordfish may drop the less-valuable tuna that is caught along with them. This tends to draw in the players that train melee.

Members can use it with sweetcorn to make tuna and corn, which heals a bit more than regular tuna. The cost of tuna can be made to profit this way. It requires 30 cooking to cook, yielding 100 experience, 110 experience if cooked on a bonfire and 121 experience if used on a portable range. Potato with butter can also be added with tuna-and-sweetcorn to create a tuna potato, yielding another 10 experience and a higher healing food.

Tuna is also often used to train the Cooking skill. Factoring in the time/cost ratio, it is probably the most efficient way to achieve 99 cooking in free-to-play. Players will rarely burn tuna beginning at level 60 and will stop burning tuna at level 65 cooking (66 on fire). If you're a member you can use cooking gauntlets which makes you stop burning tuna at level 63. Cooking tuna yields around 150,000 experience per hour, where the maximum number of fish that can usually be cooked in an hour is around 1,500. If one buys raw tuna on the Grand Exchange and cooks them, it will result in a loss of 1 coins.

Tools/utensils Harpoon
Ingredients Raw tuna
Fishing-icon level 35 (55 with 35 strength for barbarian fishing)
Fishing method Harpoon, (none needed when barbarian fishing)
Fishing spot Cage/Harpoon
Fishing-icon experience 80, 80 barbarian (+8 strength exp.)
Cooking-icon level 30
Burn level 65 (66 on fire)
Cooking-icon experience 100 (110 on fire)
Range-only No
Instructions Use raw tuna with fire or range.
Servings 1

Dropping monstersEdit

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here.
Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Mogre541; 2; 2–4 (noted)Uncommon
Undead troll110; 116; 124; 1361Uncommon
Greater demon821Uncommon
Stick854 (noted)Uncommon
Tyras guard581Uncommon
Chaos Elemental3055Common
Gourmet implingN/A (Hunter)1Common


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Seller Cost Currency Base stock Members?
Fishing Guild Shop120Coins 100Coins 0Yes
Freebie food and potions shopFree sample-1000Yes
Keepa Kettilon's Store120Coins 100Coins 0Yes
The Shrimp and Parrot120Coins 100Coins 10Yes


  • When the Fishing skill was first released, tuna gave no Fishing experience. This was fixed the next day.
  • In terms of cost-effective healing, tuna is better than swordfish, healing only 300 less yet having a cost of roughly 1/4 the value of swordfish.
  • In RuneScape, tuna can be caught at the shore. In real life however, tuna are only found out in the ocean.

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