Wednesday, November 02, 2011


Surimi is a refined form of minced fish meat.

The Japanese word "surimi" literally means "minced meat". However, surimi is more than minced meat.

Raw surimi is a truly bland material, since its flavor components are removed by the leaching process.

Japan's exports of surimi-based products to the U.S. have risen sharply in recent years.

The Japanese government launched an $8.5 million 5- year program aiming to develop surimi from the dark meat of sardine and Pacific mackerel, abundant domestic species.

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