Healthy Sushi Options Offered by Japanese Restaurants in Sacramento

It is no secret that fish and other seafood are some of the healthiest food on the planet. In fact, many nutritional experts recommend eating a portion (roughly 140 grams) of fish at least twice a week. Other experts even recommend eating up to a maximum of four portions.

Japanese restaurants in Sacramento like Mikuni Sushi offer customers a wide variety of seafood in the form of sushi and sashimi. Although all the seafood options in Japanese restaurants are healthy, the healthiest options include:


Uni is the Japanese term for sea urchin. Although its unflattering appearance and slimy texture might deter people who do not regularly eat sushi, connoisseurs will absolutely love uni’s rich and creamy flavor. According to an article from Live Strong, sea urchin meat also provides a host of health benefits for people who are on a diet:

Sea urchin sushi is low in calories, with about 34 calories per ounce. This makes it lower in calories than other types of sushi, such as sushi made with salmon, albacore tuna or mackerel…

… Each ounce has just 1.1 grams of fat, which is the most energy-dense nutrient with nine calories per gram…

Another health benefit of sea urchin sushi is that it derives most of its calories from protein. Each ounce of sea urchin sushi contains 3.2 grams of protein, which is more than half of what an egg contains. Protein is an essential nutrient that provides your body with amino acids, the building blocks of muscle.

Albacore Tuna

Albacore tuna meat is often white in color, which makes it stand out when compared to other types of tuna. It has a very soft and buttery texture and has a milder taste than what Bluefin tuna consumers are used to. This tuna is also low in fat and has a very low mercury contamination rate.


Salmon is one of the most commonly used fish by reputable Sacramento restaurants for sushi and sashimi—a very good thing for those looking for healthy sushi. Salmon is very high in omega-3 fatty acids that significantly reduce the risk of heart disease. At the same time, omega-3 fatty acids have also been shown to help improve eyesight.


(Source: Health Benefits for Sea Urchin Sushi; Live Strong)


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