Japanese cuisine has attracted enormous attention from amongst the world’s cuisines for being wonderfully healthy. With sushi rice providing carbohydrate and fish bringing protein and omega 3 fatty acids, sushi provides an ideal nutritional balance whilst remaining far lower in fat and calories than standard meat or dairy heavy Western meals. Moreover, the enormous variety of sushi available means that it is impossible to get bored and even vegetarians can find much to enjoy these days. Because each type of sushi contains its own unique nutritional profile of vitamins, minerals and essential oils, the best way to ensure the maximum nutritional benefits is to vary your choices and sample everything sushi has to offer

Nutritional and healthy – White fleshed and oily fish

Low in fat and fish smells, white fleshes fish has a pleasant bite and clean, fresh taste that make it ideal for those n new to sushi. Those oily fish such as mackerel are generally marinated in vinegar prior to serving, and over garnished with grated ginger or spring onions to make their taste and odour milder.

Full tasting and popular – Red and tender fleshed fish

Seen as the quintessential sushi topping, red fleshed fish is rich, fatty and tender. Usually slices thick, their-melt-in-the-mouth texture gives them a taste altogether similar to juicy quantities of those omega 3 fatty acids, which help improve brain function

Varied and exciting – Other kinds of seafood

There are plenty of delights from the sea other than fish which make wonderful sushi toppings. Sushi made with delicate ingredients such as fish flakes and roe, is enclosed in a strip of nori when served, a style known as gunkan-maki (battleship rolls) Eel, grilled and brushed with a rich sauce, is an absolute must try sushi dish

Colourful and experimental – Alternative sushi

These days, new sushi innovation is seemingly limitless. Uramaki are rolled so that the rice falls on the outside, making them ideal for those who are not keen on the nori. Temaki are rolled in nori in a cone shape and, like futomaki (thick-rolled sushi) can be filled with a whole variety of complementary and colourful ingredients.

“Why Sushi Is Good For You” Courtesy of Eat-Japan www.eat-japan.com