Your Guide to the Best Supermarket Sushi

Learn how to buy safe sushi at the supermarket.

Your Guide to the Best Supermarket Sushi

A recent study tested samples of supermarket sushi and found that almost half of the samples had high bacteria levels, but that doesn’t mean you have to swear off supermarket sushi completely. To make sure you’re buying the freshest supermarket sushi, follow these four chef-approved tips.

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Avoid Whitefish Sushi

Be very wary if you spot whitefish sushi, especially any labeled as white tuna, in a supermarket display case. According to a recent four-year study, almost half of all sushi available for purchase in restaurants was mislabeled, and the same goes for supermarket sushi. Any sushi advertised as white tuna is most likely escolar, a fish that can cause gastrointestinal discomfort when consumed and is also known as the “Ex Lax” fish due to its reputation.

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