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California rolls

(8 Posts)
anonacfr Tue 16-Nov-10 17:08:27

Is it OK to eat some? I mean they're not actually made of fish are they?

Muser Tue 16-Nov-10 17:17:11

You can eat most fish. And you can eat sushi.

From the Food Standards Agency: www.eatwell.gov.uk/asksam/agesandstages/pregnancy/ #A219865

Is it OK to eat sushi when I'm pregnant?
It's fine to eat sushi, and other dishes made with raw fish, when you're pregnant as long as the fish used to make it has been frozen first. This is because occasionally fish contains small worms called parasites, which could make you ill. Freezing kills the worms and makes raw fish safe to eat.

Sushi sold in shops or restaurants, whether it's ready-made or made in the shop, should be fine to eat. This is because the raw fish the shop uses to make sushi must have been frozen at minus 20°C for at least 24 hours.

If you make your own sushi at home, freeze the fish for at least 24 hours before using it.

Some raw fish used to make sushi, such as smoked salmon, doesn't need to be frozen before it's used. This is because smoking kills any worms in the fish. Other methods, such as salting or pickling, are also used to make raw foods safe to eat.

anonacfr Tue 16-Nov-10 17:21:37

I can eat sushi???? And smoked salmon??????????????????????????

That is potentially the most exciting thing I've heard. Ever.

lilly13 Tue 16-Nov-10 17:57:35

There is no problem with california rolls. I have been eating salmon sushi. My doctor said it is ok. There is no problem with it as long as you get it from a reputable place which has high quality of fish and hygene standards so that you do not get food poisoned. Enjoy!

anonacfr Tue 16-Nov-10 17:59:30

Cool. How about the Waitrose sushi. It's usually really nice and I will be in a Waitrose vicinity tomorrow. Should I go for it?

Muser Tue 16-Nov-10 18:51:19

Yes, you can eat smoked salmon and sushi. Go and enjoy! Waitrose sushi will be fine.

ReshapeWhileDamp Wed 17-Nov-10 09:40:16

God, I'd go mad if I couldn't eat sushi and smoked salmon! They're excellent nutritious pregnancy food. What do Japanese women eat when they're pregnant? Tofu? grin

jasmine51 Wed 17-Nov-10 10:04:58

Im a Yo Sushi botherer! Couldnt get through pg without some lovely fresh sushi. I avoid the cold prawn dishes - not sure if these really are a risk but they seem to be on the list of danger foods so stuffing face with salmon is good compensation. Yes Waitrose is good too and I quite like Tescos but Sainsburys seems quite dry and cloying. Mmmm, sushi craving at 10am...blame it on the pg!

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