The origins of sushi are rooted in fish preservation. Fresh fish starts to decompose quickly, but in earlier times there were no effective means of cooling or freezing it. The only possible way to prevent fish from spoiling in transit or in the warehouse was first to cure it in salt and then to ferment it. It was found that allowing the fish to ferment together with cooked rice resulted in an interesting taste and a pleasing texture. Sushi had been invented.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ctr. Biomembrane Physics (MEMPHYS)University of Southern DenmarkOdense MDenmark

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