• Your one stop for college news and resources!
Science

Beware, the Ex-lax Fish: Science you can really sink your teeth into

Science helps uncover fish fraud that is making people sick

Just when you think there can’t possibly be anything to get you through Chem. 101, here’s a bit of inspiration! A couple of young reporters (Jenn Abelson and Beth Daley) at the Boston Globe put genetic testing to some good use. Rather than trying to create Frankin seeds or mutant sheep, these reporters conducted a five-month study to see if local restaurants were really serving up the fish that you ordered. Their findings showed that 48% of the time fish were mislabeled. Moreover, Escolar known as the ex-lax fish was commonly substituted for Albacore Tuna. Escolar is a very oily fish that is commonly linked to gastrointestinal issues. When you get this substitution in your Sushi, there is likely a nasty night on the horizon. You could end up having to toss your pants, your dorm room bedding and a few other things if you aren’t careful. Is there any way for the average person to tell Escolar from Albacore?

Luckily there is. Both Albacore and Escolar are sold under a very dubious term, “White Tuna” or “Super White Tuna.” Albacore is the whitest of the Tuna but it is still pink to tan and even the belly meat still has a distinct tuna aftertaste. Remember that smell in your lunch box when you packed a tuna fish sandwich on a warm day? That smell/memory should bring a slightly metallic flavor to your palate. Ok, not so appetizing but Tuna is absolutely preferable to the alternative ex-lax fish.

Another way to tell the difference between the two fish is to look at the color and texture of the raw fish itself. Albacore is a more translucent pinkish fish and the tissue is striated into layers. These little white stripes are what make Tuna flake into sections when it is cooked. If you are eating a pale fish labeled “White tuna” at a sushi bar and you don’t see a hint of pink and striations in the tissue this should raise alarm bells. Escolar in contrast is a dense white opaque (you can’t see through it) type of fish that looks more like a solid piece of flesh. It looks a little bit like giant clam used in sushi if you know what that looks like. Escolar is also extremely buttery or greasy on the palate.

Part of the reason that Escolar (Lepidocybium flavobrunneum) has become popular is the confusion with the buttery belly meat of the Tuna that is called “Toro”. Toro sushi is extremely sought after and wickedly expensive because sushi chefs often have to bid against one another to get it. Escolar, by contrast is a cheap fish and an easy fish to pass off on unsuspecting customers (AKA college students and any other dumb Americans). Bluefin Tuna (Thunnus thynnus) in Japan is labeled as “Maguro” while “Ahi” refers to its fattier relative the Yellowfin Tuna (Thunnus albacares). Albacore (Thunnus alalunga) is also known as Ahi or as “Tombo Ahi”. Albacore is the lightest in color, the mildest in flavor and the softest out of the three tunas.

The belly section of the fish is further classified into regular Toro sushi and “Otoro” sushi. Otoro is the most expensive cut on any tuna and this comes from the very underside of the fish. It’s oilier (high content of Omega-3 fatty acids) than regular sushi tuna and lighter in color. Sounds a bit like Escolar doesn’t it? However Otoro, like all Tuna is pink to tan and includes the striations in the flesh.

According to Wikipedia, Escolar has been banned in Japan because the fish is considered toxic. Escolar can cause diarrhea and worse. The buttery consistency of the flesh is caused by wax esters that build up in the flesh of the fish as it grows. Our fat loving taste buds mistake the wax esters for fat and send signals to our brain: “delicious!” so we eat more. The sad fact is that many humans have problems digesting the wax esters. This causes Keriorrhea, think “it flows right though you.” According to Medellitin’s blog and a number of hilarious comments, eating Escolar can also cause headaches, stomach cramps, nausea and vomiting. To think you were blaming it on the Sake! If stored improperly it can also lead to Scrombroid poisoning.

So if you like sushi but just can’t stand your Chem. lab look into some of the links above and I bet you will find yourself not only enjoying your sushi more but thinking that just maybe there is something useful in all this science torture you are enduring in college. As with most knowledge, what you don’t know can hurt you! Or at least leave you running for the bathroom.

 

Previous ArticleNext Article

254 Comments

  1. I just want to mention I am just newbie to blogs and absolutely loved your blog site. More than likely I’m planning to bookmark your site . You surely have incredible posts. Thanks a lot for revealing your website.

  2. Pingback: Google
  3. Pingback: Google
  4. Pingback: Dolce and Gabbana
  5. Pingback: سكس مترجم
  6. Pingback: Jimmy Choo
  7. Pingback: lego kopen
  8. Pingback: Parfum vergelijken
  9. Pingback: کلیپ سکسی
  10. Pingback: podcast
  11. Pingback: فیلم سکسی
  12. Pingback: ww88
  13. Pingback: sex toys
  14. Pingback: male masturbators
  15. Pingback: male masturbators
  16. Pingback: SMT reflow oven
  17. Pingback: USB Flash Drive
  18. Pingback: smt reflow oven
  19. Pingback: w88 thailand
  20. Pingback: flyer printing
  21. Pingback: Army Bharti
  22. Pingback: bins and dumps
  23. Pingback: kalend ru
  24. Pingback: betebet
  25. Pingback: furniture assembly
  26. Pingback: סרטי סקס
  27. Pingback: otvaracie hodiny
  28. Pingback: branding
  29. Pingback: coupon codes
  30. Pingback: fashion
  31. Pingback: Lego city 60174
  32. Pingback: 11 inch dildo
  33. Pingback: tubidy
  34. Pingback: 2019
  35. Pingback: freelance writing
  36. Pingback: gucci
  37. Pingback: versace
  38. Pingback: Lifestyle
  39. Pingback: namntavkor
  40. Pingback: a2019-2020
  41. Pingback: facebook1
  42. Pingback: free porn
  43. Pingback: girls do porn
  44. Pingback: realistic dong
  45. Pingback: sex toys for bbw
  46. Pingback: Azzaro luchtje
  47. Pingback: dildos
  48. Pingback: bullet sex toys
  49. Pingback: the rabbit vibe
  50. Pingback: OPEN FOREX ACCOUNT
  51. Pingback: Trend Mystery
  52. Pingback: Tote bags
  53. Pingback: эклог
  54. Pingback: ejaculating dildo
  55. Pingback: top dildo
  56. Pingback: Business Exchange
  57. Pingback: redbubble t-shirts
  58. Pingback: agen sabung ayam
  59. Pingback: twitter to mp4
  60. Pingback: Corruption
  61. Pingback: sarkari result
  62. Pingback: filmyhit
  63. Pingback: http://2sex.club
  64. Pingback: entrepreneur jobs
  65. Pingback: msn hotmail login
  66. Pingback: Sexy cams videos
  67. Pingback: sexy cams
  68. Pingback: casti de copiat
  69. Pingback: Sexy live chat
  70. Pingback: freesex videos
  71. Pingback: Rap news
  72. Pingback: scr888
  73. Pingback: Tyga taste remix
  74. Pingback: sexy female cams
  75. Pingback: Free sexy cams
  76. Pingback: Free adult sex
  77. Pingback: Funny Instagram
  78. Pingback: Weightloss
  79. Pingback: 1gom
  80. Pingback: Yeah yeah
  81. Pingback: hot girls live
  82. Pingback: Funny videos
  83. Pingback: teen porn
  84. Pingback: sexy girls stream
  85. Pingback: sexy stream
  86. Pingback: sexy cams live
  87. Pingback: titli cyclone
  88. Pingback: Threatpost.com
  89. Pingback: summer moved on
  90. Pingback: Music videos
  91. Pingback: rap hip hop
  92. Pingback: GPS tracking
  93. Pingback: Hot rap song
  94. Pingback: Hip hop videos
  95. Pingback: Comedy Hip hop
  96. Pingback: 918kiss
  97. Pingback: juicy chat
  98. Pingback: Hot rap mixtape
  99. Pingback: fun chat
  100. Pingback: free bitcoin cash
  101. Pingback: cam chat
  102. Pingback: Hot chat sexy
  103. Pingback: Mobile sexy chat
  104. Pingback: custom apparel
  105. Pingback: витий
  106. Pingback: SEM
  107. Pingback: www.firstanalquest
  108. Pingback: Sexy chat
  109. Pingback: Comedy rap
  110. Pingback: how to put on lube
  111. Pingback: products
  112. Pingback: Design
  113. Pingback: 안전놀이터
  114. Pingback: steel drum soloist
  115. Pingback: YESBET88
  116. Pingback: polythene
  117. Pingback: newspaper
  118. Pingback: 먹튀검증
  119. Pingback: 토토사이트
  120. Pingback: 안전공원
  121. Pingback: #MusicVideo
  122. Pingback: #kakes
  123. Pingback: Fenstersysteme
  124. Pingback: 3cmc
  125. Pingback: 海外营销
  126. Pingback: 먹튀검증
  127. Pingback: male sex toys
  128. Pingback: liquid anavar
  129. Pingback: 사다리사이트
  130. Pingback: скачать mp3
  131. Pingback: prostate toys
  132. Pingback: prostate sex toys
  133. Pingback: anal plug kits
  134. Pingback: visqueen
  135. Pingback: glass dildo
  136. Pingback: visqueen roll
  137. Pingback: official statement
  138. Pingback: 天然石
  139. Pingback: monosillabi
  140. Pingback: Fire Restoration
  141. Pingback: Trigona enkla CMS
  142. Pingback: 안전놀이터
  143. Pingback: kontrstalija
  144. Pingback: сайт
  145. Pingback: beast tv
  146. Pingback: item shop

Leave a Reply