Did you know? Sushi is vinegared rice, usually
topped with other ingredients, including fish
and vegetables. Sashimi is sliced raw fish. The common ingredient across all the different kinds of sushi is sushi rice. The variety in sushi arises from the different fillings and toppings, condiments, and the way these ingredients are put together. The same ingredients may be assembled in a traditional or a contemporary way, creating a very different final result.
Sushi is really healthy! The main ingredients of traditional Sushi, raw fish and rice, are naturally low in fat, high in protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals. Fish, tofu, seafood, egg, and many other sushi fillings contain high levels of protein. Shrimp are high in calcium and iodine, while salmon are rich in Vitamin D. The gari and nori used to make sushi are both rich in nutrients. Other vegetables wrapped within the sushi also offer various degrees of nutritional value.