With sushi no longer being just for the ‘adventurous’ it’s popularity here in the UK now means that you can purchase sushi in every major supermarket.
Indeed, the British sushi industry (of which Tesco has a 60 per cent market share) is worth more than £56million annually.
So to be clear, we will be discussing the ‘WESTERN’ version, which has been heavily influenced.
1) A typical sushi roll contains 290 to 350 calories and has the carbohydrate equivalent of 2-4 slices of bread.
2) Boots Shapers Japanese Style Sushi Sampler contains a mere 5g of fish (less than one king prawn).
3) Stodgy white rice is the main ingredient in sushi making up as much as 75 per cent of the dish. Like long-grain white rice, it is heavily processed, causing it to lose vitamins, minerals and fibre.
Sushi rice isn’t just boiled in water, it also has considerable amounts of sugar, plus sugary rice vinegar added to it as flavouring.
4) SALT SALT AND MORE SALT, munch on four California rolls and four pieces of nigiri and that’s almost half of your daily salt intake. Thats not even counting the soy sauce which one teaspoon would be over half your daily allowance.
5) Don’t ASSUME that your sushi is low-calorie. High-fat ingredients (cream cheese and mayonnaise) often find their way into western versions of sushi, pushing up the calorie count.
SO . . .
NOT ALL SUSHI IS BAD, UNFORTUNATELY THOUGH THE IDEA THAT STORE BOUGHT SUSHI IS A ‘HEALTHY OPTION’ IS PLAIN BULLSH*T.
TASTES GOOD THOUGH RIGHT?!
BUT IF YOU WANT TO LOOK BETTER NAKED . . .