Why is eating raw fish fine?
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.
What fish can you not eat raw?
Raw freshwater fish including grass carp, bighead carp or snakehead may carry parasites such as Chinese liver fluke, which can cause obstruction, inflammation and cancer of the biliary ducts in the liver.