25 “Delicious” Facts About Sushi

Millions of people worldwide are madly in love with sushi and will devour it whenever given the chance. Sushi restaurants have been popping up across the globe and have become some of the most successful businesses during the past twenty years. Sushi is full of protein and will fill you up quickly without making you gain weight since it doesn’t have an excess of calories. This is the main reason why most dietitians suggest it as one of the most ideal and healthy options for dining out.

The best part about it, however, is that there are so many different tastes and textures that it’s almost impossible for someone—even a very picky person—not to find a taste that excites their palate. In case you’re a big fan of sushi, but your only experience with it is eating it at your favorite restaurant every Saturday night, here follow 25 Delicious Facts About Sushi that will teach you a few things about your favorite exotic dish that you can’t resist.

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According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the earliest mention of sushi in English can be found in an 1893 book titled Japanese Interiors. However, there are sporadic references to sushi in other English sources dating back to 1873.

japanese bookSource: randomhistory.com/sushi-facts.html, Image: Wikipedia

Contrary to popular belief, sushi did not originate in Japan, but in the rice-growing region of Southeast Asia over two thousand years ago along the Mekong River. The technique then spread to other areas, eventually appearing in Japan around the eighth century CE.

SE asiaSource: randomhistory.com/sushi-facts.html, Image: Wikipedia

When sushi was first introduced to Japanese society, it was so highly prized that people were allowed to use it to pay their taxes.

taxSource: randomhistory.com/sushi-facts.html, Image: Wikipedia

The word “sushi” means “it’s sour,” which reflects back to its origins of being preserved in salt.

salt harvestSource: randomhistory.com/sushi-facts.html, Image: Wikipedia

The “authentic” sushi that is typically associated with the traditional Japanese version is called Edomae-zushi. It is a relatively recent invention that was initially limited to the Tokyo region.

tokyoSource: randomhistory.com/sushi-facts.html, Image: pixabay.com

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