Why can you eat raw fish but not meat?
So why is raw fish okay to consume, while raw beef, pork and other land animals are typically not on the menu? For one thing, the parasites and bacteria that set up shop in raw animal meat are different and more dangerous than the ones you’d find in raw fish, says Dr.
Why is raw fish safe?
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.
How does raw sushi not make you sick?
The first reason is microbial: when we clean raw fish, it’s easier to remove the bacteria-filled intestines that could otherwise contaminate the meat with pathogenic microbes. (Note that easier doesn’t mean that there are never microbes that contaminate the meat; outbreaks of Salmonella have been traced to sushi.)