Is eating sushi technically eating healthier?

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  1. wongerbonger

    wongerbonger New Member

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    i'm just curious because i've been eating a lot of sushi lately and was just wondering how healthy it is for me
     
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    fish is great for you
     
  3. milani

    milani "The best activities for your health are pumping a

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    Yes, it is healthy. Curiosity extinguished...
     
  4. blang

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    super good for you. watch the soy sauce tho, it has alot of salt
     
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    healthier than what? some sushi is crap, california rolls full of immitation crab are not healthy.
     
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    Werdna Livin' the SLO Life...

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    well all the tempura stuff and other fried things are bad, but just raw fish, rice, veggies, etc are great for you
     
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    Nitromike Abused cabbage patch kid

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    The flaky, red-edged faux crab in your seafood salad or California roll is most likely made of Alaska Pollock. Also called Walleye Pollock, Snow Cod, or Whiting, this fish is abundant in the Bering Sea near Alaska and can also be found along the central California coast and in the Sea of Japan. Pollock has a very mild flavor, making it ideal for the processing and artificial flavoring of imitation crab. While Pollock is the most common fish used to make fake crab, New Zealand Hoki is also used, and some Asian manufacturers use Southeast Asian fish like Golden Treadfin Bream and White Croaker.

    The processing of imitation crabmeat begins with the skinning and boning of the fish. Then the meat is minced and rinsed, and the water is leached out. This creates a thick paste called surimi. The word means "minced fish" in Japanese, and the essential techniques for making it were developed in Japan over 800 years ago. Surimi is commonly used in Japan to make a type of fish ball or cake called kamaboko. In 1975, a method for processing imitation crabmeat from surimi was invented in Japan, and in 1983, American companies started production.

    Many ingredients are added to the surimi to give it a stable form, appealing texture, and crab-like flavor. Sugar, sorbitol, wheat or tapioca starch, egg whites, and vegetable or soybean oil can all help improve the form of the surimi. Natural and artificial crab flavorings are added, and some of these flavorings are made from real crab or from boiled shells. Carmine, caramel, paprika, and annatto extract are often used to make the crab's red, orange, or pink coloring. Imitation crab is cooked, which helps set the surimi and give it the final texture and appearance. Nutritionally speaking, surimi is not that different from real crab, although it is lower in cholesterol.



    No worse for you than real crab :dunno:
     
  8. blang

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    i was talking about sashimi or maki. I believe california rolls are not a good choice because of the mayo other things in it. God info on the imitation crab tho.
     
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    sushi gets fuckin expensive!
     
  10. Patrick Bateman

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    mayo is in california rolls? wtf?
     
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    AznRyda キモかわいい!

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    Its good for carb refeeds. :o I can eat like 2k calories worth of sushi in a sitting without a problem, so I don't know how "healthy" it is. depends on goals.
     
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    Nitromike Abused cabbage patch kid

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    Making your own isn't that bad, but the time making the vinegared rice kinda sucks, along with buying the real wasabi in the first place.
     
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    Nitromike Abused cabbage patch kid

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    6 tablespoons rice vinegar
    2 tablespoons sugar
    2 teaspoons salt
    3 cups uncooked Japanese short or medium grain rice
    4 cups water
    5 sheets or sushi nori (seaweed in big squares)*
    1 large cucumber
    2 to 3 avocados
    Fresh lemon juice
    Cooked snow crab meat or imitation crab sticks**
    Wasabi (Japanese horseradish)
    Soy Sauce
    Pickled Ginger

    404 mayo not found :dunno:
     
  14. milani

    milani "The best activities for your health are pumping a

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    If you are getting mayo in your cali rolls, you must be buying them from the grocery store... All cali rolls consist of is rice, crab, avacado, and vegetables... :uh:
     
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    thats what i thought, thanks.
     
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    amen
     
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    sashimi > sushi
     
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    There are different ways to make it. Most places I've been actually mix mayo with the crab meat. Anyways, sushi isn't that bad, but it's not that great for you either. All that rice starts adding up.
     
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    expensive, but thank god for sushi mac.

    'healthy' is a highly subjective, over-used, and misunderstood word. it all depends on what you want/need out of your diet.

    right now people think cutting out carbs is 'healthy,' which it is...


    if you have epilepsy.
     
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    a little bit of mayo isn't going to kill you :rolleyes:
     
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    you gotta go to the all u can eat or its not worth it
     
  22. milani

    milani "The best activities for your health are pumping a

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    we have these places in Chicago called Tokyo Lunch Box, which has fresh take-out sushi. You can get a decent combo for @ $10-15, and get a free bowl of Miso soup. Pretty good for takeout.
     
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    milani "The best activities for your health are pumping a

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    MMMmmmmmmm, spicy tuna roll....:drool:
     
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    hey is rice considered simple carbs? sorry for the noob question but i always wondered.
     
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