The Boston roll is the East Coast’s answer to the California roll. The Boston roll replaces the imitation crab meat with poached shrimp for those who prefer a meatier sushi roll.
A Boston roll is what’s known as an outside thin roll with the rice on the outside. Many people find the Boston roll refreshing because it’s made with cucumber and avocado. Those of you looking for something spicier than soy sauce and wasabi will enjoy the spicy sauce that comes with a Boston roll.
Let’s take a closer look at Boston roll nutrition facts.
Major Nutrients Found In A Boston Roll
The sodium is the most problematic part of enjoying a Boston roll, with well over 600mg per serving. At 29% of your daily value, the Boston roll has lower sodium content than other sushi rolls, but can still be problematic for those with blood pressure problems. The carbs are somewhat high in the Boston roll, but keeping your other meals low in carbs will allow you to enjoy a Boston roll—guilt free!
Since Boston rolls are made with shrimp, cucumber and avocado it is important that you eat it fresh. The cucumbers and avocado are the biggest concern when storing a Boston roll because the avocado and cucumber will turn brown and mushy. Leaving a Boston roll in the fridge for more than one day may make it difficult for you to eat.
Eat It With:
A Boston roll may be eaten with the soy sauce, pickled ginger and wasabi mixture as most sushi rolls are eaten. Most of the time however, the Boston roll is served with a spicy sauce for dipping.
Burn Off Calories In A Boston Roll
To burn off the calories in a Boston roll, you would have to complete:
- 40 minutes of scuba diving
- 70 minutes of curling
- 35 minutes of jogging