Salmon Nigiri Nutrition Facts

Calories, fat, protein, and carbohydrate values for Salmon Nigiri.


There are 180 calories in Salmon Nigiri.


Nutrition Facts
Salmon Nigiri
Serving Size:


pieces (100 grams)

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 73
Calories 180

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 8.1 grams

Saturated Fat 1.8 grams

Trans Fat 0 grams
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.4 grams
Monounsaturated Fat 2.3 grams

Cholesterol 31 milligrams

Sodium 147 milligrams

Potassium 226 milligrams

Total Carbohydrates 13 grams

Dietary Fiber 0.4 grams

Sugars 0.5 grams
Protein 13 grams

Vitamin A


Vitamin C





Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Food / Beverages > Bakery / Deli > Prepared & Preserved Foods > Prepared Meats, Poultry & Seafood > Sushi

How long would it take to burn off 180 KCal?
Walking (3mph) 48 minutes
Running (6mph) 17 minutes
Bicycling (10mph) 25 minutes
Values estimated based on person weighing 140 lbs.

What is the difference between salmon nigiri and sashimi?

Nigiri is a type of sushi made of thin slices of raw fish over pressed vinegared rice. Sashimi is thinly sliced raw meat—usually fish, such as salmon or tuna—that is served without rice.

What is nigiri vs sushi?

Nigiri is similar to sushi in that it contains rice and is similar to sashimi in that it contains raw seafood. However, unlike sushi, nigiri does not contain extra ingredients or seaweed, and unlike sashimi, it contains vinegar rice. It is only raw seafood served over rice.

Is salmon nigiri fishy?

Salmon. Salmon is an extremely popular fish for both sashimi and nigiri partly because it doesn’t have the strong “fishy” taste that many people fear. Easily distinguished by its peachy orange color, salmon’s smooth flavor makes it a safe, non-threatening choice for sushi beginners.

Why is salmon nigiri so good?

The best nigiri sushi is typically made with bluefin tuna, salmon, or halibut. These types of fish are very firm, and have a relatively high fat content that makes them melt in your mouth, and which perfectly matches the sweetness and saltiness of the rice.

Why is nigiri cheaper than sashimi?

Why is Sashimi more expensive than Nigiri? The obvious answer to the expense of Sashimi is in the fish. While Nigiri has the filling rice content, Sashimi does not. You will need more Sashimi to feel full than Nigiri, however, Nigiri does not have as much fresh, high-quality fish content.

How many pieces are there in nigiri?

During the 1990s, I made several trips to Japan and remember that an order of nigiri sushi consisted of two small bite-size pieces. An entire single small piece fit comfortably into the mouth. Now, nigiri sushi typically comes as a single large piece per order that is too large to fit in the mouth in a single bite.

How do you eat salmon nigiri?

Eating Nigiri

Nigiri is usually dipped in soy sauce so that the fish, not the rice, is immersed, and it’s then eaten upside down, with the fish against your tongue. This method of eating Nigiri prevents the rice from absorbing too much soy sauce, and ensures you don’t get any rice grains in the soy sauce!

What sushi is best for beginners?

The Best Sushi for Beginners

  • Philadelphia Roll – Salmon, avocado, and cream cheese.
  • King Crab Roll – King crab and mayonnaise.
  • Boston Roll – Shrimp, avocado, and cucumber.
  • Spicy Tuna Roll – Tuna and spicy mayo.
  • California Roll – Imitation crab, avocado and cucumber.