Sushi Rice Nutrition Information | Fuki Sushi in River Edge

The history of sushi is quite long, and in fact dates back around 2,000 years. Developed in Japan, it is a very artistic kind of food presentation where sushi rice is used for supporting of binding small amounts of food. Sushi, along with rice, frequently uses cooked or raw fish as well a wide range of different vegetables.

Kinds of Rice

Usually some kind of short-grain rice us used for sushi. Of the two kinds of starches that are in rice – amylose and amylopecti – usually sushi rice does have higher amylopectin content. That is what makes the rice sticky and enables it to be used for holding together the sushi form. The bran has been removed from white sushi rice, whereas wholegrain and brown rice still maintains its light brown color and natural bran content.


According to the USDA nutrient data based, short-grain,cooked white rice – which is what tends to be used in preparing sushi – is more than 68 percent water. There are 28.7 grams of carbohydrates, 0.2 grams of fat, 2.4 grams of protein and 130 calories in 100 grams of cooked rice. Cooked brown rice of the same weight contains 1.8 grams dietary fiber, 23.5 grams of carbohydrates, 0.8 grams of fat, 2.3 grams of protein, 112 calories and 72 grams of water.


Sushi rice is practically fat-free. Also, a sushi meal is typically low in both caloric value and overall fat content. Sushi rice that is prepared without adding mayonnaise or frying is a good low-calorie natural option. Brown rice provides the additional benefit of some dietary fiber. This benefits your digestive health. Usually sushi rice is served as individual pieces of sushi – which may help you to avoid overeating and with maintaining portion control.


Both brown and white sushi rice contain high levels of carbohydrates as part of your nutritional intake on a daily basis, without contributing much protein to your daily diet. That could result in you using your daily carbohydrate and calorie limits without eating enough protein. In particular, white sushi rice, is a refined, high-starch carbohydrate. Typically that kind of carbohydrate is considered to overall be less healthy than unrefined whole grains are.

About Fuki Sushi Japanese Restaurant

Fuki Sushi Japanese Restaurant in River Edge is well-known for creative & delicious selection of Sushi and Sushi rolls.
We have worked hard over the past ten years to earn a trusted reputation in the community. By using only the freshest foods and ingredients, our chefs strive to create meals that exude perfection and years of Japanese tradition.

Every aspect of our restaurant has been fine-tuned to provide each customer with superior service, excellent food and a relaxing environment. Please visit Fuki Sushi Japanese Restaurant in River Edge, NJ and let us treat you to a dining experience you won’t forget.