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Salmon (Sake)

Salmon (Sake)

【Nigiri: Shiromi
Salmon that is eaten raw is mostly imported after being farmed in Norway and Chile. Salmon’s good fat distribution, smooth texture and beautiful pink color makes it a very popular sushi topping among all ages and genders. There are plenty of creative variations such as broiling the fish or adding mayonnaise.

Trivia : Tuna, white fish and other fish deteriorate over time, changing color as they do. When this happens, they can no longer be used as a sushi topping. However, salmon is unusual in that it does not change color over time. It can be used even if it is not at its freshest, and this can be attractive for the store because it creates less waste. But what about the customer?

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Main production area

Norway Chile Finland

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