International sushi day

International sushi day

Apparently it’s #InternationalSushiDay...a day we’re happy to celebrate! But before you head out to your favorite sushi bar, make sure you know which fish to order--and which to avoid.

 

The Rodale Institute’s 'Dirty Dozen' lists the 12 most unsustainable (and potentially toxic) fish you should avoid at all costs. The surprising bottom of the barrel? Imported shrimp, which could contain antibiotics, cleaning chemicals, and even mouse hair. Here are the other offenders:

  • Imported Catfish. Stick to domestic, farmed catfish, or these invasive Chesapeake catfish.
  • Caviar
  • Atlantic Cod (order Pacific instead)
  • American Eel
  • Atlantic flatfish (includes flounder, sole, and halibut)
  • Atlantic salmon (farm-raised as well as wild-caught)
  • Imported king crab
  • Shark
  • Orange Roughy
  • Bluefin tuna
  • Chilean sea bass


But it’s not all bad! We actually need to eat more fish--albeit the right kind--to save the ocean. Some of the best seafoods you can eat are:

  • Sardines
  • Anchovies
  • Wild Mackerel
  • Oysters
  • Mussels
  • Clams

 

For more info, check out the Rodale Institute’s lists of seafoods you should and shouldn't indulge in.


Happy sushi-eating!

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