Calories in sushi: What are the low-cal options?

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Calories in sushi: What are the low-cal options?

Question

Are some sushi dishes lower in calories than others?

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Answer

Because most types of seafood are relatively low in calories, most kinds of sushi are as well. However, the calories in sushi vary depending on the dish and how it's prepared. In fact, the same sushi dish may have a different nutritional profile when it's prepared by a different chef, depending on the specific mix of ingredients.

If you're watching your calories, good options include vegetable (maki) and fish (nigiri) sushi rolls. Avoid anything prepared with mayonnaise or added sauce, and anything that's fried. You can also try ordering sushi made with a smaller portion of rice.

Last Updated: 2010-06-12
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