A food "group" growing in popularity among Clean Eaters is sushi, the Japanese tradition of rolling raw seafood in sticky rice and sliced into rolls. Most sushi is only prepared with the highest quality of seafood for the freshest taste - but you need to know that in some cases, you're getting a little bit more than you might expect - especially calorie wise. If you've got a well reviewed sushi restaurant in your area and you've never tried sushi - I would highly recommend corralling a sushi loving friend and have them accompany you to the restaurant.
Sushi is a combination of cooked, flavored rice and raw vegetables, fish, seafood and sea vegetables. In contrast, sashimi refers to sliced, raw fish that is often dipped in soy sauce. Sushi is sometimes wrapped in nori, a kelp and seaweed-based wrapper that enfolds the rice and filling and is rolled tightly. These rolls are sliced and served sliced-side up. Most often, the larger rolls are cut into eight slices. The popular California roll, made with cucumber, avocado and surimi, or imitation crabmeat, provides 255 calories per roll. The unagi, or eel, and avocado roll contains 372 calories.
Sushi FAQ: Calories ( Per Entire Roll, Not Per Slice! ) for Most Sushi