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Sushi is traditionally made with rice, seaweed and seafood. Because most types of seafood are relatively low in calories, most kinds of sushi are as well.
For example, a six-piece sushi roll made with fish and vegetables is typically 200 to 250 calories.
However, calories in sushi vary depending on preparation. For example, sushi that has fried ingredients, such as tempura, or mayonnaise or other sauces will be higher in calories.
If you're watching what you eat, go for lower calorie options, such as sashimi (raw fish) and nigiri (raw fish on a small bed of rice). Other good choices include sushi rolls made with fresh or pickled vegetables.
You can also ask that your sushi be made with a smaller portion of rice.
Katherine Zeratsky, R.D., L.D.
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