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These Health Benefits of Yellowtail Sushi May Surprise You

Of all the types of fish that go into sushi or sashimi, the yellowtail (or hamachi, as it is also known) is one of the most enjoyed. Its naturally light and sweet flavor is greatly appreciated by sushi lovers both casual and devoted.

Pure Protein

Just by itself, a 3.5-ounce serving of hamachi has 146 calories, less than a can of most sodas. Carrying some 23 grams of protein makes it a good option for those who want to get more protein in their diets, a useful thing for building muscle mass and helping to slim down.

When you combine it with the right mix of vegetables and rice, such as with our yellowtail okra roll, you’ll get a dish that not only fills you up, but fills you right.

Chew The Fat

Yellowtail is sometimes described as having a buttery flavor, owing to the fatty nature of the fish. The particular natural oils in hamachi contain high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, a type of nutrient that is not normally produced by the human body but is required for good overall health.

While cooking the fish, or even giving a light tataki sear, might eliminate a small amount of these omega-3 acids, it won’t be enough to eliminate the nutritional value of it. Naturally, having hamachi in either a roll, nigiri or sashimi will ensure the maximum amount of omega-3s being consumed.

Good Eats

Preparation of hamachi is always going to be a factor in its nutritional value.  The yellowtail jalapeno sashimi, for example, is a wonderful example of balancing ingredients with the hamachi providing protein and good fats and the jalapeno providing vitamins and fiber.

Our yellowtail tataki offers another example of balance and good nutrition, with the yuzu and miso sauce providing a number of vitamins and minerals to go with the yellowtail’s protein and omega-3s.

Good food should be something that is enjoyable for its flavors as well as the nutrition it provides your body. We at Matsuhisa believe that we provide good food that is good for you, and we invite you to look over our menu, then find out for yourself how good it really can be.



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