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What Is The Number Of Calories In Your Favourite Maki Sushi?

One of our most popular dishes here at Rika Moon is maki sushi. Maki sushi is a variety of sushi. It is a popular Japanese food that is found in most Japanese restaurants.

Maki sushi is made with vinegared rice wrapped around a sheet of dried seaweed (nori) with a topping of raw or cooked fish, seafood, or even vegetables. It is cylindrical and served in rolls. The number of servings varies according to type, but usually between 6 and 8.

Due to its relatively small size, maki sushi is a good food option for losing weight. But could they have more calories than you think? Are those bite-sized treats a good idea for your diet regimen?

This article discusses the different types of popular maki sushi rolls and how many calories they have, so you can select what maki sushi is aligned with your health goals and weight loss efforts.

Popular Maki Sushi And Their Calorie Breakdown

Popular Maki Sushi

Let’s take a look at some popular forms of Makizushi and what their calorie breakdown looks like.

Philadelphia Roll

A popular maki sushi meal is the Philadelphia roll. It is an example of the “inside out” maki sushi, where the vinegared rice covers the other ingredients.

The main topping in the Philadelphia roll is cream cheese with raw or smoked salmon, making this variety of maki sushi have more calories. Other Ingredients include sesame seeds, dill, cucumber, and pretzel salts, and served with soy sauce.

A hundred grams (100g) or two to three pieces of this type of maki sushi has a calorie breakdown of about 170 calories, 7 grams of protein, 6.5 grams of fat, and 20.5 grams of carbohydrates.

It is one of the best maki sushi if you like the taste of cream cheese mixed with fish.

California roll

The California roll variety of maki sushi is also an “inside out” type. It is made with sushi rice, seaweed, and a filling of imitation crab or surimi (processed fish meat), cucumber, and avocado. It is called entry-level sushi because of the absence of raw fish.

The feature topping or filling in the California roll is the imitation crab made from a type of fish called pollock. Pollock is low in mercury, so that makes California roll a safer option for pregnant people who still want to eat sushi. Because the California roll doesn’t contain raw fish, it reduces the risk of a parasitic infection, which can be detrimental in pregnancy.

A hundred grams (100g) of the California roll has a calorie breakdown of 93 calories, 2.9 grams of protein, 18.4 grams of carbs, and 0.7 grams of fat.

Rainbow Roll

The rainbow roll variety of maki sushi includes the basic ingredients: vinegared rice, seaweed, and a seafood filling. It is also an “inside out” type of maki sushi, and it’s for people who want to get a little of everything.

The rainbow roll is an adventurous and colorful maki sushi that is a California roll with an extra ingredient of raw fish or seafood like salmon, tilapia, halibut, or snapper.

A hundred grams (100g) of the rainbow roll has a calorie breakdown of 146 calories, 7.3 grams of protein, 17 grams of carbohydrates, and 5.7 grams of fat.

Spider roll

The spider roll is maki sushi with basic sushi ingredients and is stuffed with soft shell crab that is fried tempura-style and includes other ingredients like cucumber, avocado, and spicy mayonnaise.

A hundred grams (100g) of spider roll contains 214 calories, 6.5 grams of protein, 16.5 grams of carbs, and 13.5 grams of fat.

The spider roll meal does not contain raw ingredients like nigiri and is suitable for people who don’t eat raw fish.

Dragon RollĀ 

The dragon roll maki sushi is a festive and delicious uramaki that contains avocado, shrimp tempura, and unagi. Some prepackaged dragon roll sushi also contains eel and imitation crab. It is called a dragon roll because the cucumber slices look like a dragon’s scales on top of the sushi.

There is a slight difference between the dragon roll made here at Rika Moon and the packaged ones. Ensure you read the nutritional values table on the restaurant menu or product for the correct information.

A hundred grams (100g) of packaged dragon roll contains 175 calories, 4.8 grams of protein, 20.6 grams of carbs, and 7.9 grams of fat.

Avocado Roll

This type of maki sushi is suitable for people who don’t like fish or are vegetarians. It’s a simple maki sushi containing slices of avocado, sesame seeds, and pickled ginger rolled around vinegared rice and seaweed.

This maki roll is one of the maki sushi varieties with the lowest calorie count and is excellent for people who want to lose weight. It contains 140 calories, 2 grams of protein, 24.8 grams of carbs, and 3.7 grams of fat.

Spicy Tuna and Salmon Rolls

The spicy option of these rolls is unique. It is made with sesame seeds and sriracha-based sauce or spicy mayo for an extra “pizzazz.”

These rolls are made up of either raw tuna or salmon, which in Japanese is called sashimi.

A hundred grams (100g) of spicy tuna maki sushi roll contains 174 calories, 7.5 grams of protein, 16.5 grams of carbs, and 7.5 grams of fat.

The nutritional values of a hundred-gram (100g) spicy salmon maki roll include 190 calories, 6 grams of protein, 24 grams of carbs, and 6 grams of fat.

Shrimp Tempura Roll

Tempura means food that is lightly coated in batter and deep fried. The shrimp tempura roll or Ebiten Makizushi is made with crispy shrimp, avocado, and cucumber wrapped in vinegared rice and dried seaweed. It is mostly served with tempura sauce made with soy sauce, sake, and mirin, which is a type of rice wine.

The shrimp tempura roll has one of the highest calorie counts among the other forms of maki sushi, with two to three pieces of the roll (100g) containing 175 calories. It also contains 3.7 grams of protein, 28 grams of carbs, and 5.9 grams of fat.

Although this maki sushi roll has a high-calorie count, it is still popular among sushi lovers. It is delicious and has a distinctive taste that keeps people returning for more.

Conclusion: Maki Sushi Calories

Maki sushi comes in small bite sizes, so most people starting a diet regimen or weight loss effort tend to add it to their meal plans.

Maki Sushi does not pack many calories, but you can overeat them because each serving size is small. Take your time with your sushi, savor the taste, and stop eating once you are full. Our advice is that women should not eat more than 6 servings, and men should not exceed 9. If you are still hungry, add a salad or a bowl of miso soup to your order.

Remember to consult a physician before adding sushi to your diet regimen. Some of the fillings and dips might be better for you. Soy sauce, for example, is not the best option for people with high blood pressure.


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