The Health Benefits of Yellowtail Sushi

Sushi is traditional Japanese cuisine, and not only popular in Japan, but recognized in many countries as a delicious and nutritious dish. Sushi is available as a delicacy in top restaurants and can be purchased on the go from many Japanese take-out shops. The beauty of sushi is that there are so many taste combinations available, each providing a well balanced, tasty, and healthy meal.

Sushi usually consists of white or brown rice, a type of fish such as salmon or tuna, and sometimes seaweed or vegetable ingredients. Rice boasts an impressive nutritional profile containing B vitamins including niacin, riboflavin, and thiamin. It is also rich in fiber, iron, manganese, and magnesium. Seaweed contains an abundance of rich minerals, including copper, calcium, iodine, and iron. It also contains vitamins including vitamin K, as well as protein, fiber, and folic acid.


What is Yellowtail Sushi?

Yellowtail sushi is a popular dish in Japanese restaurants. This fish is also known as Hamachi or Kona Kampachi. Yellowtail is a fairly fatty fish, it has a rich but light, and slightly sweet taste.


The Benefits of Yellowtail Fish:

  • Good nutritional profile- Yellowtail fish contains an abundance of vitamins and nutrients, and is particularly high in vitamin A, vitamin D, and calcium.
  • Low in calories- A 100 gram serving of hamachi contains a very low 146 calories. This flavorsome fish is ideal for those who wish to keep trim and healthy, and those who follow a calorie controlled diet.
  • High in protein- A 100 gram serving of hamachi packs a very high 23 grams of protein. High protein foods typically take time to digest and therefore provide satiety. Yellowtail sushi is the ideal choice for someone who exercises often and needs protein for muscle repair.
  • A good source of omega 3- Yellowtail fish is high in omega-3s which are essential nutrients that can only be obtained through the diet. Omega-3s are important for brain and heart health, and can even help to reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. Healthy fats possess anti-inflammatory properties, and regular consumption of these fats can help to reduce inflammation in the body and reduce both the risk and symptoms of inflammatory conditions such as arthritis.

Yellowtail fish provides a number of nutritional and health benefits. When yellowtail fish is paired with rice and seaweed, to make yellowtail sushi, it creates a highly nutritious, delicious, and well-balanced meal. If you want to learn more about Japanese food and our sushi restaurant, please use the link provided!


Japanese Take-Out in San Diego

RB Sushi is an all you can eat San Diego sushi restaurant. We have three sushi restaurant branches across the county and provide an efficient home delivery service. Our menu is adorned with the most delicious sushi dishes and sushi ingredients, including the sushi roll, and fresh sashimi.

Visit our website to find out more about the nutritional benefits of the food we offer, and to take a look at our sushi menu. Alternatively, you can contact us by phone to place an order for home or work delivery, or to find out more about our restaurant locations.