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FoodFacts A to Z: S is for Sushi

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The fine art of preparing sushi is something that you watch and learn.

Nobu Matsuhisa


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Facts about Sushi

While it is true that sushi can be a healthy meal and low cal option, there are heavy differences in many of the types and styles of sushi you can indulge in. Having a calorie counter nearby can be a great help when it comes to handmade foods. Sushi is unlike a bag of chips from the store or a steak dinner. Different chefs and different restaurants create their sushi in a different way, and thus the calories vary from roll to roll.

Certain restaurants that prefer flavor over nutrition may opt to dump mayonnaise and salt into their sushi, upping the calorie count without you even realizing. With that said, here is some nutritional information that can give you an idea of the nutrients and amount of calories that come with certain types of sushi (on a per roll basis):

  • Avocado Roll; 140 calories, 5.7 grams of fat, 28 grams of carbs and 2.1 grams of protein
  • Cucumber Roll; 136 calories, 0.0 grams of fat, 30 grams of carbs and 6.0 grams of protein
  • California Roll; 255 calories, 7.0 grams of fat, 38 grams of carbs and 9.0 grams of protein
  • Tuna Roll; 184 calories, 2.0 grams of fat, 27 grams of carbs and 24 grams of protein
  • Salmon and Avocado Roll; 304 calories, 8.7 grams of fat, 42 grams of carbs and 13 grams of protein
  • Shrimp Tempura Roll; 508 calories, 21.0 grams of fat, 64 grams of carbs and 20 grams of protein
  • Spicy Tuna Roll; 290 calories, 11.0 grams of fat, 26 grams of carbs and 24 grams of protein


7 thoughts on “FoodFacts A to Z: S is for Sushi

  1. Sushi fascinates me. I’m n fact, I first ate it while leaving in South Korea and ever since, it has become one of my favorites.

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