Tingkatan mercury pada ikan mentah seperti sushi dan sashimi


Kebanyakan wanita-wanita yang tengah hamil atau mengharapkan untuk hamil sudah mendengar peringatan tentang resiko makan sushi terkait dengan adanya resiko dari bakteri tertentu dan tingkatan mercury nya. Tetapi wanita-wanita ini juga harus ingat bahwa tidak semua sushi adalah yang mentah, dan ikan-ikan yang mengandung bahan gizi penting dan vitamin-vitamin diperlukan untuk pengembangan dan pertumbuhan bayi mereka. Mengkonsumsi ikan yang dimasak dapat membantu mengurangi resiko adanya bakteri tertentu. Makan ikan yang mengandung mercury rendah merupakan jalan untuk mengkonsumsi ikan secara aman. Ada 4 jenis ikan yang perlu diperhatikan oleh wanita-wanita hamil. Berikut potongan artikelnya :

The NRDC has compiled a list of fish used in sushi and their levels of mercury. Many of the main sushi type fish contain high levels of mercury and should be completely avoided. If you have further questions regarding sushi, you should talk with your health care provider to get their recommendation.

Highest mercury

AVOID

Kajiki (swordfish)

Saba (mackerel)

Shark

Tilefish

High Mercury

Eat no more than three 6-oz servings a month

Ahi (yellowfin tuna)
Buri (adult yellowtail)
Hamachi (young yellowtail)
Inada (very young yellowtail)
Kanpachi (very young yellowtail)
Katsuo (bonito)
Maguro (bigeye, bluefin or yellowfin tuna)
Makjiki (blue marlin)
Masu (trout)
Meji (young bigeye, bluefin* or yellowfin tuna)
Shiro (albacore tuna)
Toro (bigeye, bluefin or yellowfin tuna)

LOWER MERCURY

Eat no more than six 6-oz servings per month

Kani (crab)
Seigo (young sea bass)*
Suzuki (sea bass)*

LOWEST MERCURY

Enjoy two 6-oz servings a week

Aji (horse mackerel)
Akagai (ark shell)
Anago (conger eel)
Aoyagi (round clam)
Awabi (abalone)
Ayu (sweetfish)
Ebi (shrimp)
Hamaguri (clam)
Hamo (pike conger; sea eel)
Hatahata (sandfish)
Himo (ark shell)
Hokkigai (surf clam)
Hotategai (scallop)
Ika (squid)
Ikura (salmon roe)
Kaibashira (shellfish)
Kaiware (daikon-radish sprouts)
Karei (flatfish)
Kohada (gizzard shad)
Masago (smelt egg)
Mirugai (surf clam)
Nori-tama (egg)
Sake (salmon)
Sawara (spanish mackerel)
Sayori (halfbeak)
Shako (mantis shrimp)
Tai (sea bream)
Tairagai (razor-shell clam)
Tako (octopus)
Tamago (egg) Tobikko (flying fish egg)
Torigai (cockle)
Tsubugai (shellfish)
Unagi (freshwater eel)
Uni (sea urchin roe)

Chart obtained from the Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC); data obtained by the FDA and the EPA.

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