Sushi is a Japanese food made from rice, fish, seaweed and other ingredients. Different ingredients produce different rolls, such as the California roll and Alaskan roll. According to the Sushi Sama website, the Alaskan roll includes avocado, imitation crab meat, rice, salmon and nori, which is toasted seaweed. Although the exact nutritional information may vary due to the portions of ingredients used, Alaskan rolls tend to have similar calorie content even at different restaurants due to the fact that the same ingredients are always used.
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According to the nutrition information from the website MyFitnessPal, a typical serving of Alaskan rolls -- eight rolls -- provides 376 calories. MyFitnessPal also notes that one roll contains 47 calories. Because the average recommended daily calorie intake is 2,000 calories, consuming eight rolls would provide about 18 percent of your total daily calorie intake.
Because Alaskan rolls are covered in rice, they provide a large amount of carbohydrates. MyFitnessPal explains that an eight-roll serving of Alaskan rolls contains 63 g of carbohydrates, with no fiber and 4 g of sugar. Because of the lack of fiber, Alaskan rolls may not be very filling -- Everyday Health points out that fiber helps keep you feeling full, which can aid in weight management. Dr. Arthur Agatston suggests you consume 25 to 30 g of fiber daily.
Because sushi contains fish, you might expect it to be high in protein. However, only small pieces of fish are contained in each roll. MyFitnessPal notes that eight pieces of Alaskan rolls contain 22 g of protein, while one roll contains 3 g of protein. Although Alaskan rolls do not have fiber to fill you up, Medical News Today notes that research indicates consumption of protein may blunt your appetite.
Although salmon is a fatty fish, Alaskan rolls do not contain large cuts of fish and therefore do not contain very much fat. The nutrition information at MyFitnessPal explains that eight Alaskan rolls contain just 7 g of fat, while one Alaskan roll contains about 1 g of fat. MyFitnessPal notes that eight Alaskan rolls contain just 1 g of saturated fat, a type of fat considered to be unhealthy.
Other Nutrient Content
Because Alaskan rolls contain a variety of ingredients, they offer several different vitamins and minerals. MyFitnessPal notes that the most prominent ingredient in Alaskan rolls is vitamin A, with eight pieces providing 30 percent of the daily recommended intake. According to the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, vitamin A is important for a number of reasons, as inadequate vitamin A intake may lead to vision problems and infectious disease. Alaskan rolls also contain calcium, iron and vitamin C.