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NEED FACTS ON SUSHI (VANITY FROM HELL)
ME | 1-04-06 | ME

Posted on 01/04/2006 1:36:28 PM PST by JackDanielsOldNo7

I have recently fallen in love with Sushi. California Roll, Salmon and Tuna. Is eating alot of Sushi bad for you? (Calorie wise, parasites, etc.) I would think it would be healthy. I watch everything I eat like a hawk. Any experts out there?


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1 posted on 01/04/2006 1:36:29 PM PST by JackDanielsOldNo7
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To: JackDanielsOldNo7
Most problems with parasites come from home-prepared sushi.

And like most other things in life, it's fine in moderation (plus, it's so friggin' expensive that moderation isn't difficult to adhere to when it comes to sushi).

2 posted on 01/04/2006 1:37:46 PM PST by dirtboy (My new years resolution is to quit using taglines...)
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To: JackDanielsOldNo7

We call it bait.

I guess if its good enough for bluefish, its good enough for you.


3 posted on 01/04/2006 1:37:52 PM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com
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To: JackDanielsOldNo7

Unagi gives me the wind.


4 posted on 01/04/2006 1:38:38 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim ("We're a meat-based society.")
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To: JackDanielsOldNo7

Most of the food you buy today comes with the government approved levels of bug, fecal material, dirt, and inorganic materials.


5 posted on 01/04/2006 1:39:11 PM PST by pikachu (Didi's Used Weapon -- If we can't kill it, it's imortal -- Tuna Christmas)
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To: JackDanielsOldNo7

Wasabi Ping


6 posted on 01/04/2006 1:39:16 PM PST by YouPosting2Me
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To: JackDanielsOldNo7

Eat away. Just be mindful that rice is a carbohydrate food. Too much of it can expand your waistline.

You needn't worry about professionally prepared sushi, with regard to parasites. The tuna may have a bit of a high level of mercury, but you won't eat just tuna.

Watch your wallet, though...


7 posted on 01/04/2006 1:39:22 PM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: JackDanielsOldNo7
Eating too much raw fish, sushi and sashimi causes physiological changes:
8 posted on 01/04/2006 1:40:04 PM PST by BenLurkin (O beautiful for patriot dream - that sees beyond the years)
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To: JackDanielsOldNo7; LongElegantLegs

LEL knows a lot about sushi.


9 posted on 01/04/2006 1:40:13 PM PST by Maximus of Texas (On my signal, unleash DD.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

"Unagi gives me the wind."

The better to keep your nether regions aerated, I'd say. Or, as they say in Yorkshire, "Better out than in."


10 posted on 01/04/2006 1:40:40 PM PST by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: JackDanielsOldNo7

As long as the fish comes from a reputable fish monger, you should be fine.  The risk of toxins from bacteria, parasites, or mercury is remote.  Eat up!  "Fish make you live longer!"

Owl_Eagle

(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,

 it was probably sarcasm)

11 posted on 01/04/2006 1:40:47 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: JackDanielsOldNo7
Is eating alot of Sushi bad for you?

...when you get the urge to go out back of your garage and bury it by scraping dirt together, it's time to see somebody about it

Doogle

12 posted on 01/04/2006 1:40:50 PM PST by Doogle (USAF...8thAF...4077th TFW...408th MMS...Ubon Thailand..."69"..Night Line Delivery,AMMO)
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To: JackDanielsOldNo7

Dirtboy is right.

Also note that nutritionists (dang them) now have this idea that there are higher risks due to mercury in seafood than previously believed so that the portion is no more than 2 servings of seafood per week. This doesn't mean two pieces of sushi, but rather the equivalent of two normal servings of fish, which I think is supposed to be about 3 or 4 ounces (stingy, aren't they?)


13 posted on 01/04/2006 1:40:58 PM PST by saveliberty (Proud to be Head Snowflake and Bushbot)
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To: pikachu

Sushi can have 150 ppm of rat droppings. If it tests out at 90 ppm, they add 60 ppm more.


14 posted on 01/04/2006 1:41:26 PM PST by Lokibob (Spelling and typos are copyrighted. Please do not use.)
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To: JackDanielsOldNo7
Sushi? Well, I hope you know how to eat it. Better try this video to learn how to do it right.
15 posted on 01/04/2006 1:41:52 PM PST by Spiff ("They start yelling, 'Murderer!' 'Traitor!' They call me by name." - Gael Murphy, Code Pink leader)
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To: JackDanielsOldNo7
I watch everything I eat like a hawk

Then you'd most likely enjoy field mice too. 8>)

I assumed the omega 3 acids in the fish was always good for the heart but I'm no expert

16 posted on 01/04/2006 1:42:05 PM PST by Horatio Gates (Optimist sees the donut, pessimist sees only the hole.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

There's just something about lifting rice wrapped in seaweed to your mouth and seeing a piece of tentacle flop out.

*yummmm*


17 posted on 01/04/2006 1:42:10 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Owl_Eagle

Plus, you can't do this with cheese fondue!

18 posted on 01/04/2006 1:42:53 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim ("We're a meat-based society.")
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To: JackDanielsOldNo7
You have to eat your sushi the right way:


19 posted on 01/04/2006 1:43:16 PM PST by gubamyster
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To: martin_fierro

Fugu martin! :)


20 posted on 01/04/2006 1:43:48 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim ("We're a meat-based society.")
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To: gubamyster

Beatcha!


21 posted on 01/04/2006 1:44:12 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim ("We're a meat-based society.")
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To: Spiff
Hmmm...that link worked last week. Okay, here's a different link that does work (I just tried it).

Go HERE to see it on Google Video.

22 posted on 01/04/2006 1:44:39 PM PST by Spiff ("They start yelling, 'Murderer!' 'Traitor!' They call me by name." - Gael Murphy, Code Pink leader)
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To: JackDanielsOldNo7

Three words: Wasabi-smothered yellowtail.


23 posted on 01/04/2006 1:44:41 PM PST by thoughtomator (How to recognize the enemy: he says "peace" and means something entirely different)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Beatcha!

I knew I shouldn't have taken the time to preview!

24 posted on 01/04/2006 1:45:17 PM PST by gubamyster
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To: gubamyster

Well, we all have posted in haste and repented at leisure!


25 posted on 01/04/2006 1:46:24 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim ("We're a meat-based society.")
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To: JackDanielsOldNo7

Make sure you get it from a real sushi chef.


26 posted on 01/04/2006 1:46:30 PM PST by Perdogg ("Facts are stupid things." - President Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

She smeells like sushi


27 posted on 01/04/2006 1:47:59 PM PST by al baby (Father of the beeber)
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To: Perdogg

28 posted on 01/04/2006 1:48:02 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim ("We're a meat-based society.")
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To: al baby

Yellow tail!


29 posted on 01/04/2006 1:48:38 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim ("We're a meat-based society.")
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Do you remember the name of that (I'll bet you do since you found the picture).

That is one of my life's dreams, but I'd be gravely disappointed if she came out with all that green foliage in the way.  No garnishes, thank you.

Owl_Eagle

(If what I just wrote makes you sad or angry,

 it was probably sarcasm)

30 posted on 01/04/2006 1:49:16 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: JackDanielsOldNo7
Is eating alot of Sushi bad for you? I watch everything I eat like a hawk.

Posted by Jack Daniels Old No 7


My two cents is that at least the sushi can't be lit on fire
31 posted on 01/04/2006 1:49:46 PM PST by Vision (“We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the duty of intelligent men")
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To: JackDanielsOldNo7
I'm only an expert on the fact that I love sushi too. Salmon sushi is actually "cooked" in brine, I believe, although I don't know if that kills all parasites. Shrimp sushi is definitely cooked, although I don't eat shellfish. The "crab" in California rolls is usually some type of cooked whitefish, so I do eat those. They are great smothered in tobiko (the tiny orange fish roe). Delicious.
32 posted on 01/04/2006 1:49:50 PM PST by Cecily
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To: Lokibob
Sushi can have 150 ppm of rat droppings. If it tests out at 90 ppm, they add 60 ppm more

It all burns off with enough wasabi, right?

33 posted on 01/04/2006 1:50:48 PM PST by pikachu (Didi's Used Weapon -- If we can't kill it, it's imortal -- Tuna Christmas)
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To: JackDanielsOldNo7
If you knew sushi
Like I know sushi . . .
34 posted on 01/04/2006 1:50:52 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (Oh, oh, oh, what a gill!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

This is a pissant questions, but where on earth can you do that in the states?


35 posted on 01/04/2006 1:52:12 PM PST by KC_Conspirator
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To: Owl_Eagle

I'm sure you can find a pic that will get you banned. :)


36 posted on 01/04/2006 1:52:30 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim ("We're a meat-based society.")
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To: KC_Conspirator
This is a pissant questions, but where on earth can you do that in the states?

If you pay enough, you can probably do it in any hotel room on Sunset Blvd.

37 posted on 01/04/2006 2:02:09 PM PST by gubamyster
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To: JackDanielsOldNo7
Stay away from the fugu.
38 posted on 01/04/2006 2:12:00 PM PST by Maceman (Fake but accurate -- and now double-sourced)
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To: JackDanielsOldNo7

I like sushi if it's cooked enough.


39 posted on 01/04/2006 2:18:50 PM PST by irishtenor (At 270 pounds, I am twice the bike rider Lance is.)
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To: JackDanielsOldNo7
"I watch everything I eat like a hawk."

It didn't do Eule Gibbons any good.

And take a look at that fitness runner Foote...he had a heart attack.

40 posted on 01/04/2006 2:55:22 PM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: Deaf Smith

Fixx.


41 posted on 01/04/2006 2:56:08 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim ("We're a meat-based society.")
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To: Maximus of Texas; JackDanielsOldNo7

I wouldn'say I know alot, but I know some.
Nigiri-Sushi, with raw fish, is best left to a sushi chef. Buying raw fish is more complicated than just finding fresh fish; The taste varies with the cut, just like regular meat.
Hoso/Foto/Ura-maki can be made delicious with precooked crab,smoked salmon, canned tuna, fried salmon or salad shrimp; Also avacado, cucumber, carrot, shitake mushrooms, pumpkin slices(kampyo), pickled ginger, lettuce...There are so many combinations, and you don't even have use fish. Almost any vegetable or condiment you like can be used; cream cheese is very popular, also mayonnaise. I prefer brown rice to white rice, as it spreads easier and holds the vinegar taste a little better. If you boil three Arbol chili peppers and a clove of garlic with the rice, it makes it nice and savory. The seaweed, nori, is chock full of antioxidants, fiber, protein, etc. Very good for you.


42 posted on 01/04/2006 3:02:46 PM PST by LongElegantLegs (Puppymillalicious!)
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To: JackDanielsOldNo7

You have little to worry about with parasites from ocean fish. It is the fresh water fish you must always cook. Besides Octopus, mackrel, shrimp, eel and many others are cooked. The raw yellowtail, tuna, salmon, bonito, fluke, and others will give you much more vitamins and nutriition than the same serving amount of fresh fish. The key is you get a balance, instead of a large serving of one kind of fish. If you are worried about starch - drop the rice and eat sashimi.

My favorite - tobiko and Japanese mayonaise mixed with cucumber and giant clam in a handroll. Desert sushi!!!


43 posted on 01/04/2006 3:03:41 PM PST by frithguild (The Freepers moved as a group, like a school of sharks sweeping toward an unaware and unarmed victim)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Okay, but he's still dead Jim.


44 posted on 01/04/2006 3:08:23 PM PST by Deaf Smith
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To: Deaf Smith
I watch everything I eat like a hawk." It didn't do Eule Gibbons any good. And take a look at that fitness runner Foote...he had a heart attack.

I try to stay slim as possible and attractive to the wife. I do not try to control when I die.

45 posted on 01/04/2006 3:12:47 PM PST by JackDanielsOldNo7 (If it wasn't for marriage, I would not have this screenname.)
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To: JackDanielsOldNo7

If you prepare raw sushi at home (there are many types of cooked sushi, and entirely vegetarian sushi as well) be sure to use flash-frozen sushi-grade fish. It's more expensive, but the flash-freezing kills any (at least most) parasites. I always inquire about the quality and freshness of the fish any and every time I get sushi from a restaurant. Try this link:

http://www.sushifaq.com/ffaq.htm

Hope this helps!


46 posted on 01/04/2006 3:25:49 PM PST by musical_airman (I never get into bloody Taglinius Freerepulicus! What about MY self esteem?)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

That sounds like a dare.  BRBAICAGIFLOPONSC

(Be Right Back Afer I Comb Al Gore's Internet For Lots Of Pictures Of Naked Sushi Chicks)

Owl_Eagle

"You know, I'm going to start thanking
the woman who cleans the restroom in
the building I work in.  I'm going to start
thinking of her as a human being"

-Hillary Clinton
(Yes, she really said that
Peggy Noonan
The Case Against Hillary Clinton, pg 55)

47 posted on 01/04/2006 5:28:54 PM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: KC_Conspirator
I believe there is a restaurant in NYC where that dish is served.
48 posted on 01/04/2006 5:32:10 PM PST by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud member of the Free Republic Humility Club. We are twice as humble as you are.)
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To: musical_airman
I always inquire about the quality and freshness of the fish any and every time I get sushi from a restaurant.

Hamachi is usually a good metric for freshness, as the flavor and character of it degrades in a very quick and predictable way with time. I use it as a benchmark for the likely freshness of other fish for which it is not see easy to discern the age and quality of it. Of course, one has to be pretty familiar with hamachi first to do this effectively...

49 posted on 01/04/2006 5:36:38 PM PST by tortoise (All these moments lost in time, like tears in the rain.)
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To: JackDanielsOldNo7

I watch everything I eat like a hawk. Any experts out there?

Hawks eat all their food raw, so I don't think you can go
wrong there.

I don't like sushi as much as just plain sashimi.
Give me yellowtail or fresh tuna, some wasabi,
some saki and some saki steamed gyosa and I'm
perfectly content.

Not to mention that an hour later I'm ready to hit the mat
for some free style aikido.


50 posted on 01/04/2006 5:36:39 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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