Do you like to eat sushi or sashimi? Maybe some of you don’t like Japanese food because you don’t like raw food or maybe you are worried about getting sick that can be caused by raw food. However, can eating sushi and sashimi actually harm your health?
Parasites in raw food
The soft and smooth texture of the raw fish that we can taste in sushi and sashimi is a particular attraction for the audience. As we already know, sushi and sashimi are foods that are served raw. Sushi itself is a roll of rice with a filling in the form of raw or uncooked fish (we will discuss about sushi with raw food stuffing). On the other hand, sashimi is thin slices of raw fish meat, especially salmon and tuna.
You need to know that all living things, including fish, have parasites (which are not from contamination). Parasites present in raw fish are generally Salmonella bacteria. This parasite will die when the food is cooked until cooked. However, parasites can still be found in raw foods, such as raw fish in sushi and sashimi.
Most of these parasites cannot adapt to the human body. Some of the parasites in raw fish can be digested in the body without causing serious consequences, but some can cause health-threatening effects, such as foodborne disease or food poisoning.
For many healthy people, eating normal amounts of raw fish or seafood may present a small health risk. However, it is possible to cause illness … Read More