Selasa, 10 Mei 2011



Health Benefits Of Eel

Eels represent an order of fish that are elongated, ranging in length from 3.75 m (giant moray) to 5 cm (one-jawed eel). They do not have pelvic fins and most of the species lack pectoral fins also. Most of the eels inhabit shallow waters or hide at the bottom layer of the ocean. Some of them can be found in a depth of 4,000 m also. Eels are popular across the world and are consumed and prepared in many different ways, in different countries. They are consumed in the United States, Europe, Japan, Korea, China, New Zealand and other countries. Apart from their distinct flavor, they are also eaten because of the numerous health benefits that they offer. Read through the following lines to know the benefits of eating eel, along with their nutritional value.
Nutritional Value of Eel
Amount of Eel (fresh, raw): 1 fillet
Total Weight of Eel (fresh, raw): 204 g

257 mg
104 mg
38 g
139 g
2.9 g
Total Calories
Calories From Carbohydrates
Calories From Fat
Calories From Protein
Fats & Fatty Acids
Total Fat
23.8 g
Saturated Fat
4.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat
14.7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
1.9 g
Total Omega-3 fatty acids
1332 mg
Total Omega-6 fatty acids
400 mg
Vitamin A
7093 IU
Vitamin C
3.7 mg
Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol)
8.2 mg
0.3 mg
0.1 mg
7.1 mg
Vitamin B6
0.1 mg
30.6 mcg
Vitamin B12
6.1 mcg
Pantothenic Acid
0.1 mg
133 mg
40.8 mg
1.0 mg
40.8 mg
441 mg
555 mg
104 mg
3.3 mg
0.1 mg
13.3 mcg
Nutrition and Health Benefits of Eating Eel 
  • Eel does not contain sugar, and is low in sodium and high in phosphorus.
  • It is very rich in Vitamins A, B1, B2, B12, D and E, which are necessary for the body’s general wellbeing.
  • Eels possess substances that are best for rejuvenating the body in summer.
  • The fish decreases cholesterol, lowers blood pressure and reduces the risk of developing arthritis.
  • It promotes good eyesight, normal brain development and nervous system function.
  • Studies have shown that eels significantly reduce the chances of developing type-2 diabetes.
  • Since it is high in omega-3 content, high intake of eel can delay the development of diabetes in glucose intolerant individuals.
  • The fish helps in easing cardiovascular disease risk factors, like high triglyceride levels.
  • The skin, flesh and bones of an eel are capsulated in the powdered form, to make it more concentrated. This powdered form is consumed as an all-natural food supplement in Japan and some parts of Europe.
  • The powdered form is developed especially for elderly people who want to live with renewed strength, vitality and energy.
  • The Korean men consume eels as a good source of stamina. 
  • Japanese use freshwater eels and marine eels for preparing foods such as Unadon and Unajuu.
  • Smoked eel is a delicacy in Germany, The Netherlands, Denmark and Sweden.
  • Jellied eels are a traditional East London food.

Sushi Eel

 Eel Roll (Sushi Eel)
Serving Size: 4 pieces, Calories: 130, Fat: 2.5g, Carbs: 24g, Protein: 4g

Sushi - Nigiri - Unagi (Bbq Eel) (Sushi)
Serving Size: 1 piece, Calories: 80, Fat: 4.5g, Carbs: 33g, Protein: 13g

Sushi - Eel & Avocado (Generic)
Serving Size: 1 piece, Calories: 62, Fat: 3g, Carbs: 5.2g, Protein: 3.3g

Sushi - Roll - Las Vegas Roll (Tempura Eel & Avocado) (Generic)
Serving Size: 1 roll (6-8 pieces), Calories: 508, Fat: 21g, Carbs: 64g, Protein: 20g

Sushi Eel (Sushi)
Serving Size: 1 piece, Calories: 54, Fat: 3.2g, Carbs: 3.8g, Protein: 1.8g

Sushi- Eel & Avocado Roll (Panda- Cedar Knolls, Nj)
Serving Size: 1 Roll, Calories: 372, Fat: 17g, Carbs: 31g, Protein: 20g

Eel Sushi Roll (Giant)
Serving Size: 4 pc., Calories: 130, Fat: 2.5g, Carbs: 24g, Protein: 4g

Sushi - Eel Nigiri (Wegmans)
Serving Size: 4 pieces, Calories: 200, Fat: 7g, Carbs: 18g, Protein: 13g

Nigiri - Eel (Southern Tsunami Sushi)
Serving Size: 1 piece, Calories: 90, Fat: 3g, Carbs: 11g, Protein: 4g

Sushi/Sashimi Combo - Eel/Tuna/Salmon/Whitefish + 12 Rolls (6 Tuna/6 Salmon) (Wegman's)
Serving Size: 14.5 oz, Calories: 590, Fat: 0g, Carbs: 0g, Protein: 0g

Nigri Anago (Sea Eel) (Sushi)
Serving Size: 1 pc, Calories: 63, Fat: 2g, Carbs: 8g, Protein: 4g

Sushi Eel Roll With Brown Rice 8 Pc (Wegmans)
Serving Size: 1 container (189 g), Calories: 330, Fat: 10g, Carbs: 50g, Protein: 11g

Sushi - Eel & Avocado (Whole Foods)
Serving Size: 4 peices, Calories: 375, Fat: 0g, Carbs: 0g, Protein: 0g

Freshwater Eel Sushi Rolls (Earth Fare)
Serving Size: 8 rolls, Calories: 300, Fat: 8g, Carbs: 44g, Protein: 11g

Eel Roll (Hissho Sushi)
Serving Size: 3 pieces, Calories: 82, Fat: 2g, Carbs: 12g, Protein: 4g

Sushi Combo - Tuna, Salmon, Shrimp & Eel (Generic)
Serving Size: 1.5 rolls, Calories: 396, Fat: 7g, Carbs: 59g, Protein: 19g

Eel Sushi Roll (Fujisan Chef Select)
Serving Size: 3 pieces, Calories: 150, Fat: 6g, Carbs: 20g, Protein: 6g

Sushi - Fuji Mountain Roll (Eel, Avocado, etc) (Generic)
Serving Size: 1 roll, Calories: 372, Fat: 17g, Carbs: 31g, Protein: 20g

Eel Nigiri (Yo! Sushi)
Serving Size: 1 plate, Calories: 150.3, Fat: 0.3g, Carbs: 0g, Protein: 0g

Bryan Roll Sushi (Eel and Shrimp) (Teriyaki Park)
Serving Size: 10 pieces, Calories: 490, Fat: 0g, Carbs: 0g, Protein: 0g

Eel Nigri (Yo Sushi)
Serving Size: 2 pieces, Calories: 150, Fat: 0.3g, Carbs: 5.4g, Protein: 0g

Ocean Feast Sushi (Salmon, Shrimp, Eel, Tuna) (Target Chef Select)
Serving Size: 3 Pieces, Calories: 130, Fat: 3g, Carbs: 21g, Protein: 6g

Eel Nigiri (Yo! Sushi)
Serving Size: 1 plate, Calories: 150.3, Fat: 0.3g, Carbs: 0g, Protein: 0g

Sushi - Seaside Combo (Tuna, Salmon, Shrimp & Eel) (Southern Tsunami)
Serving Size: 16 rolls (1 package), Calories: 396, Fat: 7g, Carbs: 59g, Protein: 19g

Grilled Eel Rools-Sushi (Sushic)
Serving Size: 1 roll, Calories: 35, Fat: 1g, Carbs: 5g, Protein: 2g

Eel Nigiri (Yoyo Sushi)
Serving Size: 1 pc, Calories: 63, Fat: 2.1g, Carbs: 8.2g, Protein: 3.9g

Nigiri Sushi Anago / Conger Eel Fish on Rice Bed) (Sushifaq.Com)
Serving Size: 1 piece, Calories: 63, Fat: 2.1g, Carbs: 8.2g, Protein: 3.9g

Eel Roll (Ace Express Fresh Sushi)
Serving Size: 4 pieces, Calories: 130, Fat: 2.5g, Carbs: 24g, Protein: 4g

Eel Roll (Sushi Avenue)
Serving Size: 1/8 th of a roll, Calories: 49, Fat: 2g, Carbs: 6g, Protein: 2g

Eel Roll (Brown Rice) (Southern Tsunami's Sushi)
Serving Size: 1 package, Calories: 444, Fat: 17g, Carbs: 51g, Protein: 20g

Brown Rice Unagi Eel Sushi Roll (Tru Meals)
Serving Size: 471 g, Calories: 900, Fat: 40g, Carbs: 93g, Protein: 41g

Eel – Nutritional Information

Item: Cooked eel
Category: Finfish and Shellfish Products
Refuse: 0% (values below are for edible portion)
Serving size analysed: 28.35g, 1 oz, boneless

Intro: There is a lot of confusion about eels because eelskin, is not actually from eels, it is from the Pacific Hagfish, and you know the electric eel? That isn’t actually an eel, it’s a knifefish… confused? It seems like any fish which is long and snake-like is branded with that name, even though only fish from the order of Anguilliformes are actually classified as real eels, and there are about 800 species in that order so there are enough real ones to deal with anyway, without all the fake ones!
The humble eel can range in length from a tiny 5 centimetres through to the massive slender giant moray which can get up to 4 metres in length. They are also mainly predators too so that giant moray eel would be a scary sight if you were scuba diving! We can and do eat them, in fact they are really popular in Chinese, Japanese and Korean cuisine, but actually their blood is toxic to us, but fortunately both cooking and our digestive enzymes work to destroy the toxin.

Calories: 66
Water: 16.81g
Carbs: 0.00g
Protein: 6.70g
Fiber: 0.00g
Total Fat: 4.24g
Saturated Fat: 0.86g
Trans-fats: Not known (or 0)

Calcium: 7.37mg
Iron: 0.18mg
Magnesium: 7.37mg
Phosphorus: 78.53mg
Potassium: 98.94mg
Sodium: 18.43mg
Zinc: 0.59mg
Copper: 0.01mg
Manganese: 0.01mg
Selenium: 2.35mcg

Vitamin A: 1073.61IU
Thiamine (B1): 0.05mg
Riboflavin (B2): 0.01mg
Niacin (B3): 1.27mg
Pantothenic acid (B5): 0.08mg
Vitamin B6: 0.02mg
Folic acid/Folate (B9): 4.82mcg
Vitamin B12: 0.82mcg
Vitamin C: 0.51mg
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol): Not known
Vitamin K (phylloquinone): Not known

Essential Amino Acids:
Isoleucine: 0.31g
Leucine: 0.54g
Lysine: 0.62g
Methionine: 0.20g
Phenylalanine: 0.26g
Threonine: 0.29g
Tryptophan: 0.08g
Valine: 0.35g

Alcohol: 0.00g
Caffeine: Not known


These nutrition facts for eel were kindly provided by…
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service.
USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference, Release 22. Nutrient Data Laboratory Home Page:
…under a PD license.
Information provide for entertainment purposes only and should not be relied upon to be accurate, please visit the USDA database for the full record.

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