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Your favourite sushi may actually contain a shocking number of calories

Some of these are serious calorie bombs. *Insert shocked emoji here*

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I count sushi as one of my all-time favourite foods. These bite-sized morsels of sticky, Japanese rice wrapped around meat or vegetables are absolutely delicious – I can mindlessly pop a few into my mouth when dining out. Given how small each sushi is, I never stop to consider just how calorie-dense each piece is. I even order them as side dishes to my mains, thinking of them as “healthy snacks”.

While it’s true that certain variants are low in fat and high in nutrients, not all sushi are made equal. Read on to see the nutritional scores of 14 different types of sushi so that you can make a wise diet decision at your next Japanese feast! 

Cooked Ebi Sushi (1 piece) - Japanese rice topped with one cooked prawn.

36kcal, 1.1g protein, 0.1g fat

Tuna Salad Sushi (1 piece) - Japanese rice topped with tuna mayonnaise and wrapped with seaweed. 

77kcal, 2.7g protein, 2.7g fat

Tamago Sushi (1 piece) - Japanese rice topped with cooked egg.

63kcal, 2.1g protein, 1.5g fat

Raw Ika Sushi (1 piece) - Japanese rice topped with a slice of raw cuttlefish. 

36kcal, 1.9g protein, 0.1g fat

Cucumber Sushi Roll (1 piece) - Japanese rice rolled with raw cucumber and wrapped with seaweed.

22kcal, 0.4g protein, 0.1g fat

Cooked Hotate Sushi (1 piece) - Japanese rice topped with whole cooked scallop.

43kcal, 2g protein, 0.4g fat

Raw Salmon Sushi (1 piece) - Japanese rice topped with raw salmon. 

59kcal, 2.4g protein, 1.2g fat

Futomaki Roll (1 piece) - Japanese rice rolled with cucumber, crabstick, radish and egg, and wrapped with seaweed. 

73kcal, 2g protein, 0.9g fat

Chuka Iidako Sushi (1 piece) - Japanese rice topped with seasoned baby octopus and wrapped with seaweed. 

55kcal, 2.3g protein, 0.5g fat

California Sushi Roll (1 piece) - Japanese rice rolled with cucumber, egg, crab stick, pickles and radish, and coated with raw prawn roe. 

55kcal, 1.7g protein, 1.4g fat

Crabmeat Mayonnaise Sushi (1 piece) - Japanese rice with cooked crab meat seasoned in mayonnaise and wrapped with seaweed.

60kcal, 1.5g protein, 1.7g fat

Cooked Unagi Sushi (1 piece) - Japanese rice topped with grilled eel slice. 

54kcal, 1.8g protein, 1.8g fat

Inari Sushi (1 piece) - Japanese rice wrapped with sweet bean curd skin. 

64kcal, 2g protein, 1.7g fat

Cooked Jellyfish Sushi (1 piece) - Japanese rice topped with cooked, seasoned jellyfish.

58kcal, 2g protein, 0.8g fat

Nutritional information is courtesy of the Health Promotion Board. 

This story was originally published on www.shape.com.sg.

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