WHAT IS SUSHI?
The word “sushi” refers to food using rice that has been seasoned with rice vinegar, sugar, and a little salt. Seasoned vinegar is what gives sushi its characteristic light and refreshing flavor.
DOES ALL SUSHI HAVE RAW FISH?
No. Any vegetable, seafood or other ingredient served in combination with seasoned rice is referred to as sushi. In fact, some of the world’s most popular sushi has no raw fish.
WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON TYPES OF SUSHI?
Maki sushi is sushi that has been made into a roll. Sushi rice is rolled along with other ingredients inside a dried sheet of nori seaweed and can sometimes be held together using other "wrappers" such as rice paper, soy paper, egg omelets, or even cucumbers.
Nigiri sushi is a finger-sized piece of fish pressed onto a ball of sushi rice. Sometimes, you might see a thin ribbon of nori wrapped around a piece of Nigiri to hold it together.
Fresh slices of fish. A great low-carb option!
A whole grain, brown rice is becoming more and more popular with health conscious consumers because it keeps many of the nutrients lost during the white rice milling process (fiber, iron, magnesium, and vitamins B1 and B3). Brown rice also retains the bran layer that is lost during the white rice milling process, which causes it to break down.
Most commonly known as the seaweed wrapper holding make sushi rolls together, nori is made in a process similar to traditional paper making and is extremely dense in vitamin.
Seafood is one of the best nutrition sources available today. Aside from being proportionately lower in fat than most protein sources, the fat content within certain oily fish (such as tuna or salmon) is highly rich in Omega-3 fats. Omega-3 fats are polyunsaturated fats that have been associated with a wide range of health benefits, including lowering triglycerides, reducing symptoms of depression and ADHD, and promoting brain health.
Ginger is a healthy sushi ingredient that has been found to aid digestion and relieve congested sinuses. Served in a pickled form, ginger was traditionally used to cleanse eaters’ palates between different types of sushi. Ginger contains the compounds gingerols and shogaols, which have been shown to stimulate digestive juices and settle the stomach.
Very dense in vitamin E , lutein, and healthy Omega-3 fats, avocados have become a staple ingredient at sushi bars across the globe because of their healthy benefits and rich flavor.