Why is it safe to eat raw fish in sushi?
Seafood used in making sushi should be labeled as sushi grade seafood. Fish that’s consumed raw in sushi must be frozen to -20°C (-4°F) for 7 days or -35°C (-31°F) for 15 hours. This process will destroy any parasite in the fish making it safer to consume but there’s still risk.
Why is eating raw fish a thing?
Not having to cook saves time, and the appreciation of raw fish dishes helps maintain cultural diversity. Summary: Raw fish does not contain contaminants that may form during the cooking process. It may also provide higher levels of certain nutrients, like long-chain omega-3 fatty acids.
Why can we eat raw salmon?
Raw salmon is delicious and safe enough that it’s a mainstay of many dishes around the world. However, it is an animal protein. And, like all animal proteins, salmon can be a breeding ground for bacteria, parasites, and other microscopic no-nos. The raw salmon you buy in stores should be free from contaminants.