One of my favourite lunchtime snacks is prepacked Sushi, which I normally buy from Tesco, Asda or Sainsburys in the UK. It’s also something I normally buy to take with meÂ when I travel.Â I know that generally Sushi is natually gluten free, especially Nigiri which is simplyÂ raw fish and rice,Â but can I be sure that all of the ingredientsÂ that make upÂ these prepacked sushiÂ snacks are gluten free? The ingredients label on the back of all of these packs doesÂ sayÂ that it contains gluten and wheat but since they all contain a bottle of soy sauce and I knowÂ this contains gluten could this mean that the sushi itselfÂ does not contain glutenÂ or wheat? Â Since being diagnosed IÂ still eat most prepacked sushiÂ unlessÂ the rolls containÂ something like sweet chilli sauce which is likely to contain gluten. Most of the packs actually lay out the ingredientsÂ of eachÂ individual sushi roll so I can see what is in each one. Although I cannot be 100% sure that none of theseÂ ingredients contain gluten, it looks as though the sushi itself is normally gluten free. I have never felt sick after eating them so canÂ I assume that by throwing away the soyÂ sauce andÂ just eating the sushi itselfÂ I amÂ safe? If anyone has insight into my sushi uncertainties then please let me know….
UPDATE: (From a more experienced me two years later). I would never eat this sushi now. I only eat fresh sushi at restaurants. The ingredients in this pre-packed supermarket sushi are not simply fish and rice, they also include various other ingredients which could well be gluten containing. Opt for fresh sushi instead, either at a restaurant or make your own at home and be sure to have your own gluten free soy sauce with you!