This raw fish salad can be high in calories and sodium because of the added oil and plum sauce. One serving (390g or served on a 23cm-size plate) has about 560kcal, 42g fat, 650mg sodium and 12g of fibre, says dietitian Chow Li Ming from National Healthcare Group Polyclinics. Nevertheless, it’s high in fibre, thanks to the assorted vegetables used.
Healthy eating tips
Toss the salad for good luck and prosperity with the family, and leave the table discreetly while they’re eating it.
Skip this dish because there’s a risk that harmful listeria bacteria may lurk in the raw ingredients. This infection can lead to miscarriage, stillbirth or preterm delivery.
Eating raw fish, especially smoked fish, increases the risk of botulism (a food-borne disease caused by Clostridium botulinum) and paralyses muscles, among other symptoms.
Encourage your family to make this a healthier dish – opt for olive oil or pure peanut oil and use them sparingly. Substitute the sauces with fresh lemon juice, lime juice or balsamic vinegar. And why not consider adding cooked seafood instead of raw fish?
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