Sushi Parasites have increased by 238 times since 1970s according to the University of Washington. Scientists said this is likely due to humans recovering the seal, sea lion, and whale populations under Marine Mammal Protection Act which allows the parasites to fester. washington.edu/news/2020/โ€ฆ
Due to Japanese salmon having parasite in it, the Japanese always cooked their salmon. They only started eating salmon sushi in the 1990s after a decade long campaign by Norwegian Bjorn Eirik Olsen to convince the Japanese to eat it raw. japantimes.co.jp/life/201โ€ฆ
'Sushi parasites' have increased 283-fold in past 40 years. When people eat live herring worms, the parasite can invade the intestinal wall and cause symptoms that mimic those of food poisoning, such as nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. phys.org/news/2020-03-susโ€ฆ
For a limited time in 2017, Tokyoโ€™s KitKat Chocolatory shop made three types of the chocolate bar that was sushi inspired, but didn't actually taste like raw fish. cnn.com/travel/article/suโ€ฆ
"sushi grade" is basically an unregulated marketing term. It only means at some point the fish was frozen to kill parasites. Some fish species are more prone to parasites, but due to mislabeling, the FDA mandates all fish frozen except tuna and shellfish. sushimodern.com/sushi/susโ€ฆ
95%-99% of the wasabi you eat at American sushi restaurants is actually horseradish died green. You're not getting the real thing. huffpost.com/entry/fake-wโ€ฆ
You weren't supposed to eat sushi rolls with chopsticks tastingtable.com/dine/natโ€ฆ
Salmon sushi is NOT a Japanese invention, but... Norwegian. npr.org/2015/09/18/441530โ€ฆ
If you don't eat sushi by age 35, there is a 95% chance you never will. As we get older, we are less open to "novelty." newyorker.com/magazine/19โ€ฆ
Sushi pizza originates from Canada. Th dish was invented by Kaoru Ohsada while working at Nami Japanese Seafood Restaurant chef in Toronto. It uses a fried rice patty as the base and a variety of toppings drizzled with mayonnaise and wasabi powder. The dish is often served in wedges. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susโ€ฆ
The boarding house in DC where the conspiracy to assassinate Lincoln originated is now a sushi and karaoke bar. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marโ€ฆ
A Japanese sushi chain CEO majorly contributed to a drop in piracy off the Somalian coast by providing the pirates with training as tuna fishermen grapee.jp/en/54127
A Japanese hospital has an entrance test for aspiring medical students - they must perform 3 tasks in 15 minutes using surgical instruments - make miniature paper cranes, reassemble a dead bug from parts and make miniature sushi using a single rice grain. 40 students are selected odditycentral.com/pics/jaโ€ฆ
Sushi is not defined as prepared raw fish, rather it is the way of preparing and seasoning the rice with vinegar, sugar, and salt which is then often paired with raw fish as well as various other non-fish ingredients. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susโ€ฆ
SCOBYs used to make kombucha contain more protein than eggs at 18%. They can be substituted for squid in sushi. kombucharesearch.com/reseโ€ฆ
Today I learned of Kathleen Mary Drew-Baker, a British phycologist, whose research on the lifecycle of an edible seaweed saved and revolutionized Japanese production of nori, the principal seaweed used in sushi si.edu/object/siris_arc_3โ€ฆ
The Unification Church (aka 'The Moonies') supplies most of the sushi restaurants in the United States fastcompany.com/675026/waโ€ฆ
The code from the Matrix is actually a sushi recipe the production designer, Simon Whiteley, scanned from one of his wife's Japanese cookbooks. foodandwine.com/news/matrโ€ฆ
There's a thing called nyotaimori where a bunch of people will come together and eat sushi off a naked person. www-foodandwine-com.cdn.aโ€ฆ
Kiyoshi Kimura, president of sushi restaurant chain Sushi-Zanmai paid a record-setting $3.1 million (333.6 million yen) for a giant bluefin tuna at Tokyoโ€™s Toyosu fish market on 4 January 2019. Setting new record for highest bid tuna in the world. fortune.com/2019/01/06/blโ€ฆ
In the U.S., seafood fraud is widespread. In a study by Oceana, 44% of all the grocery stores, restaurants and sushi venues visited sold mislabeled seafood. Some of the fish that were sold are classified DO NOT EAT by the FDA. oceana.org/sites/default/โ€ฆ
Japan's love of salmon as a sushi staple is a result of a successful Norwegian marketing campaign in 1986 japantimes.co.jp/life/201โ€ฆ
The Japanese never ate salmon sushi until the 1980s when a Norwegian businessman, hired by Norway's government to offload excess salmon, made a deal with a Japanese company to sell the fish in its grocery stores, leading to its popularity today. npr.org/2015/09/18/441530โ€ฆ
Today I learned of Kiyoshi Kimura - A sushi restaurant chain CEO who helped reduce Somali pirates activity by giving them training in fisheries, initially sourcing them fishing vessels and networking them to the fishery distribution network. Ultimately helping them to become fishermen grapee.jp/en/54127
โ€œsushiโ€ doesnโ€™t mean โ€œraw fishโ€. It actually refers to a dish of vinegared rice served with various fillings and toppings, which may include raw fish. eat-japan.com/sushi-perfeโ€ฆ
Trippy Green Code in โ€˜The Matrixโ€™ Is Just a Bunch of Sushi Recipes munchies.vice.com/en_us/aโ€ฆ
The Japanese considered raw salmon dangerous, since Pacific salmon was prone to parasites. Norway had too much salmon and decided to focus on teaching Japanese consumers that Atlantic salmon was safe to eat raw. It took ten years for Salmon sushi/sashimi to finally become popular. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salโ€ฆ
Sushi has an etymology that refers to "vinegar rice" and not "raw fish" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susโ€ฆ
In Japan, it takes up to 20 years of school to become a sushi chef, which is years longer than it takes to become a doctor. youmesushi.com/blog/take-โ€ฆ
Sushi as we know it began in the paddy fields of Asia, where the fish was fermented with rice vinegar, salt and rice which was discarded. It was introduced to Japan in the Yayoi Period. It went through changes over periods and is now a staple food strongly associated with Japanese culture. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Susโ€ฆ
An Aquarium in Nagoya, Japan had a display where you could see sushi toppings next to the live fish they originate from. mainichi.jp/english/articโ€ฆ
If you run to the bathroom after eating sushi, it's likely because sushi restaurants often sub tuna with escolar, a fish whose diet is high in wax esters, causing it to have a laxative effect when eaten. blog.medellitin.com/2008/โ€ฆ
Japanese Sushi Rice is less than 100yrs old. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/artiโ€ฆ
Today I learned that the California Roll was actually first made in Vancouver in 1971 and is credited with popularizing sushi in North America. smithsonianmag.com/smart-โ€ฆ
Eel blood is poisonous, which is why it is never served raw as sushi archive.boston.com/busineโ€ฆ
According to the Monsters Inc DVD commentary track, the sushi restaurant was originally blown up by the CDA. After the events of September 11, Pixar changed the scene to show the restaurant covered in a plasma dome. They managed to pull this off in time for the November 2 release date. pixarpost.com/2012/05/dirโ€ฆ
Not all rice grains are the same. Each type can be used for specific dishes: long grains for regular cooking because it does not have a distinct flavor; short grain for desert or sushi; medium grain for desert or creamy dishes. riceassociation.org.uk/coโ€ฆ
Salmon sushi wasn't introduced in Japan until 1995, when Norwegian businessmen convinced Japanese businessmen that Atlantic Salmon was safe to eat raw. This was because Norway simply had too much salmon. implementconsultinggroup.โ€ฆ
The term "Sushi-grade" is a marketing term which means little to nothing about safety or the quality of the fish. In fact, previously frozen fish is often safer than fresh fish to eat raw due to parasitic destruction during the freezing process. seriouseats.com/2017/05/hโ€ฆ
Sushi is the vinegared rice, not the raw fish (or other) that comes when you order it. thekitchn.com/what-exactlโ€ฆ
Salmon sushi wasn't introduced in Japan until 1995, when Norwegian businessmen convinced Japanese businessmen that Atlantic Salmon was safe to eat raw. implementconsultinggroup.โ€ฆ
Nori sheets are a naturally, biologically active, Vitamin B12 Containing, Plant Food Source. [Nori is Seaweed sheets used for sushi rolls and snacking.] ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/artiโ€ฆ
The pickled ginger served with most sushi is meant to cleanse your palate between different pieces and can be offensive to the chef if used as a topping. ponderweasel.com/why-is-gโ€ฆ
In 2013 a genetic test of fish in restaurants and supermarkets showed 84% of Sushi restaurants in the US mislabeled and replaced tuna with Escolar, a fish known to cause prolonged, uncontrollable oily anal leakage theatlantic.com/business/โ€ฆ
Raw salmon sushi weren't consumed in Japan before 1995 because the Pacific salmon has parasites. We have to thank a Norwegian for that, Bjorn Eirik Olsen. norwayexports.no/norways-โ€ฆ
Wasabi was originally eaten with sushi to kill bacteria and parasites in the fish. Now with better sanitary conditions it's not needed and eaten just out of habit en.m.wikibooks.org/wiki/Cโ€ฆ
Norway actually introduced Salmon Sushi to Japan nortrade.com/sectors/artiโ€ฆ
Norway introduced salmon sushi to Japan. japantimes.co.jp/life/201โ€ฆ
During the filming of the Wolf of Wall Street, Jonah Hill took revenge on Leonardo DiCaprio by giving him food poisoning. By improvising a line, Hill made DiCaprio eat the last piece of raw yellowtail sushi. DiCaprio had to repeat this 70 times. Only Hill and Martin Scorsese found it funny. variety.com/2014/scene/awโ€ฆ
Although Americans are often taught or tempted to pair their sake with sushi or as part of a "sake bomb" โ€” neither practice is common in Japan. There, it is seen more as a palate cleanser, best enjoyed between meals or on its own vinepair.com/articles/sojโ€ฆ

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