Spicy shrimp rolls are rich in carbohydrates, but provide protein and fat for your diet as well. Because of this, this sushi dish can be high in calories when consumed in large quantities. Assess the nutrition facts before eating spicy shrimp rolls, especially if you're dieting.
LIVESTRONG's food database MyPlate explains that one four-piece serving of spicy shrimp rolls contains 180 calories, making a full eight-piece package of spicy shrimp rolls 360 calories. MayoClinic.com notes that it would take about 60 minutes on the Elliptical Trainer to burn off an eight-piece spicy shrimp roll meal.
Because sushi is a rice-based food, it is high in carbohydrates. MyPlate explains that a four-piece serving of spicy shrimp roll provides 32 grams of carbohydrates and two grams of fiber.
MyPlate notes that a four-piece serving of spicy shrimp roll contains six grams of protein. Shrimp are known for their high levels of protein - their primary ingredient. If you're looking for a high protein, low calorie and fat meal, shrimp is a great source. According to Health.com, you can get a whopping 20 grams of protein out of just three ounces of baked or broiled shrimp.
A four-piece serving of spicy shrimp roll sushi contains three grams of fat, according to MyPlate. An added bonus? A single serving of shrimp has 0.15 to 0.29 grams of omega-3 fatty acids. According to the American Heart Association, two to four grams of omega-3 fatty acids are recommended for consumption daily for optimal heart health.
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Brian Willett began writing in 2005. He has been published in the "Buffalo News," the "Daytona Times" and "Natural Muscle Magazine." Willett also writes for Bloginity.com and Bodybuilding.com. He is an American Council on Exercise-certified personal trainer and earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of North Carolina.