Nutritional Information about Sushi

Sushi is very nutritious due to the fact that it is naturally low in fat (with the exception of some roes and western style rolls), high in protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals.[5] Specifically:

* Fats: Most fish and seafood are naturally low in fat, and what fat is found in them is generally unsaturated fat rich in Omega-3. The fact that they are served raw also means that no extra fat is used in their preparation.

* Proteins: Fish, tofu, seafood, egg, and many other sushi fillings contain high levels of protein.

* Vitamins and Minerals: These are found in many of the vegetables used for sushi. For example, 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.

* Carbohydrates: These are found in the rice and the vegetables.

On the other hand, some fish, such as Tuna carry high levels of Mercury and can be hazardous when consumed in large quantities.