Healthy sushi start
It’s a new year and that means millions of people around the world have vowed that they will begin eating healthier. Goodbye greasy Kentucky Fried Chicken, hello raw, natural fish!
Excerpt from the “Nutrition” section of the Wikipedia article on sushi:
“The main ingredients of traditional Japanese sushi, raw fish and rice, are naturally low in fat, high in protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals…
Most seafood is naturally low in fat; and what fat is found in it is generally rich in unsaturated Omega-3 fat. Since sushi is often served raw, no cooking fat is introduced during its preparation…
Fish, tofu, seafood, egg, and many other sushi fillings contain high levels of protein…
Vitamins and minerals are found in much of the seafood and vegetables used for sushi… The gari and nori used to make sushi are both rich in nutrients. Other vegetables wrapped within the sushi also offer various vitamins and minerals.”
Interested in how many calories are in each piece of sushi? SushiFAQ has information on that. Make sure you click on the “Sushi items” and “Sashimi items” tabs rather than only the roll information.
- Tako (octopus) has the most protein per ounce (8.5g per oz)
- Monkfish liver has the highest fat per ounce (5g). Unsurprising since monkfish liver has similar taste and texture to foie gras (which has 14g of fat per oz). Note that the fat in these fish are typically the healthy Omega-3 kind.
- Yellowtail & Tuna both have 6.6g of protein per ounce and only 1.5g of fat.
- Lowest calorie pieces are ikura (salmon roe) and mirugai (geoduck)
Of course we have all the above at Standing Sushi Bar. Get the new year off to a healthy start and eat some sushi!
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