Most people consider the imitation crab in Californa Rolls tobe a protein source, but it’s actually much higher in carbs. There are 19g of carbs and only 8g of protein in a 4 ounce serving. Combine that with the carbs and sugar in the rice of a classic California Roll and you’re facing a carb bomb and insulin spike. Plus, there over 600mg of sodium in a serving of the crab before you add soy sauce. And it could also contain mayo. YIKES!
Most of us wouldn’t think of a California Roll as a diet killer but with a ton of carbs and sodium and very little protein, there are much better options when you’re out for sushi. You are better off spending another dollar or two for a roll with real, fresh crab or other fish that actually costs way more per pound than fake crab. Salmon is one example. It’s high in protein and a great source of healthy fats.