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The Truth about Sushi

The Trith about Sushi Beginning as a method of preserving fish in CHINA Sushi dates back to 7th century China Literally sushi means Sour Tasting Sushi rice is the most important part of a sushi roll International Sushi day JUNE 18th Sushi Restaurants Outside of Japan 16,000 OOMOOODD Sushi Restaurants in Japan 45,000 Sushi Restaurants in the US 3,846 US hi Industry Total Annual Revenue $2 billion $. Annual revenue Growth from 2007-2012 3.4% $. People employed by the sushi industry 20,274 332:: 40% Increase in US Sushi Consumption from 2000-2005 Average Nutrition in Standard Nigiri Sushi Roll 350 Calories Protein 10 gram Carbohydrates 40 grams Unsaturated Fat Sodium 3 grams 0.5 grams Authentic vs. Americanized O000 California rolls were invented in Vancouver B.C. Nearly half the fish consumed as food worldwide are raised on fish farms rather than caught in the wild. Today's sushi began as a type of fast food-the 19th-century Japanese equivalent of a McDonald's drive-thru. Sushi traditionalists say the fish should never be raw–nor should it be completely fresh. Inside-out rolls are the mainstay of American sushi–and are an American invention. The mound of wasabi you get at a sushi bar isn't wasabi at all. Moreover, by mixing it in your soy sauce, you are reducing its potency–and offending the chef. Sushi technically refers to any dish that is made with vinegared rice. It does not have to contain fish, but most often does Most Americans have never eaten a proper nigiri. Sushi chefs in the U.S. pack their nigiri much too tightly on purpose, because Americans don't know how to eat them. Japanese usually eat miso soup not at the beginning of the meal, but at the end-to aid digestion. In today's sushi, frozen fish is often "fresher" than fresh fish. The mass-production of sushi rolls was made possible by a pioneering female scientist in Britain in the 1940s. Japanese seaweed Did you know? farmers have erected a shrine in her memory Bluefin Tuna Approximately of the world's bluefin tuna catch is used for sushi. Highest price ever paid for a sushi grade Bluefin Tuna was #1 $396,000 for a 754 pound fish ($526/lb) on January 4th 2nd highest price ever paid for a sushi grade Bluefin Tuna was #2 $173,600 for a 444 pound fish ($391/lb) The priciest ingredient of modern sushi Bluefin Tuna Belly was once so despised by the Japanese that they considered it unfit for human consumption. Most common sushi roll fillings include Tuna Snapper Yellowtail Salmon Mackerel Crab Sources: Sushi Encyclopedia, Asia-Pacific Journal, http://www. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The Truth about Sushi

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Sushi. We know where it comes from but do we really know it's history...take a look at all the history behind Sushi.


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