Is Sushi Rolling Part of Your Grocery and Healthy List?

Posted on May 21, 2012


Sushi rolling has become a front runner in mainstream dining and is very much available at thousands of buffets even the refrigerated goods section in supermarket stores even in fast food chains and the gas stops where freshly packed sushi sits to be bought. Decades ago, sushi rolls was just simply served as a five star restaurants’ gourmet menu item and for years have been considered a posh indulgence until sushi bars started opening for business and sushi began appearing even on local dinner menus.

The surging popularity of sushi rolls is also due to its ‘health-food’ prestige; a freshly prepared sushi with quality ingredients and in its customary style is a low-calorie food for everybody. So, if you are always on the go and on the hunt for a healthy snack or meal, sushi rolls is the best food option for your dietary needs.

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 “Ninja Platter” an assortment of their Holy City Catering’s Sushi Rolls:

Spicy Tuna ~ Crunch ~ Philly ~ California

Here a brief nutritional guide for finding the perfect sushi roll that meets your health dietary demands and is a valuable investment.

The Pop and Classic Sushi Rolls

The most well-known sushi rolls in the supermarket and Japanese sushi bars would include the following healthy sushi choices:

  • Dragon roll: 84 calories, 3 grams of fat
  • Rainbow roll: 80 calories, 1.5 grams of fat
  • California roll: 60 calories, 2 grams of fat
  • Veggie roll: 70 calories, 1 gram of fat
  • Avocado roll: 40 calories, 2 grams of fat

Decadent Sushi Rolls

Moving onto decadent sushi combinations platter, and you’ll probably find the following healthy sushi choices:

  • Spicy Tuna Roll: 75 calories, 2 grams of fat
  • Shrimp Nigiri: 68 calories, 1 gram of fat
  • Philly Rolls: 85 calories, 3 grams of fat
  • Salmon Nigiri: 68 calorie, 1 gram of fat

The regular piece of sushi is equally healthy compared to fast food and processed meal. As long as you have the right amount sodium content, you’ll find a balanced meal of protein and carbohydrates.

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A typical sushi plate (盛り合わせ) with sashimi (on the left)

Most sushi is already packed with soy sauce which can boost the sodium content high. It’s commendable to take advantage of an available low sodium soy sauce, and you can opt to add a pinch of hot wasabi or a pickled ginger. Avoid the gourmet sushi rolls that include Anago (穴子, or アナゴ?) is the Japanese for salt-water eels or Duck (pastrami-style), these contents hundreds of high calories per serving or anything filled with cream cheese is also possibly to be high-calorie.

Also, watch out for ‘tempura’ as the word means deep fried, and you’ll be packing excess calories without realizing it. There’s not a lot of variety in taste when it comes to sushi rolls since the portions of meat are so small, search for a steamed fish as frequent as possible and you will be surely on your trip to a healthier living and dinning.

“You should try the Fire-breather sushi roll, enrolling for a sushi rolling class of Holy City Catering with their wonderful Charleston, SC Venues and known to be one of the best sushi Charleston SC specialty of the Charleston, SC Catering Companies.

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