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Tuesday, May 24, 2005

A guide to sushi


A recent study of sushi in restaurants in Oregon found that an appreciable amount of salmon sushi contains parasitic worms. Salmon was by far the worst, tuna the safest (no worms found at all).

As chowhound technical attache Pierre Jelenc (a biochemist) points out, even LIVING fish often contain wormy parasites, so it's not just a question of freshness. Sushi is risky food, and you might consider enjoying it sparingly and carefully.

On the other hand, you're never alone with a parasite...


Anonymous said...

Do the worms do anything other than add protein?

Foodberg said...

I've found this page, indicating some nasty side-effects if you eat worm-infested sushi.