Ayu Plecoglossus altivelis a type of fish native to the cost of Hokkaido Japan and other East Asian nations such as Korea, China, and Taiwan that migrates to and from the ocean throughout the year.
Ayu are said to spawn in the fail leaving the river waters in the set of winter leaving for the ocean. In the spring, mature Ayu sweetfish return to their spawning ground to spawn a new generation of ayu.
The main harvesting ground for Ayu is said to be in Lake Biwa, Gifu prefecture, and near Hiroshima. For this reason cuisine featuring ayu coming out of Gifu is most celebrated.
Many dishes that include ayu are Shioage, sweet boiled fish, Miso baked dishes, and tempura.
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Additional Facts for Ayu
Nutrition facts for Ayu (1fish small edible part 150g)
Nutrition info displayed such as percent meal value and PFC balance scales are based on a 1800 calorie diet for women between ages 18 and 29 years old weighing around 112 pounds and daily nutritional requirements.
【Calories and Macronutrient Composition】
（Percent Meal Value）
26.7g (106.8 Cal)
11.85g (106.65 Cal)
0.9g (3.6 Cal)
The calories in Ayu per 150g(1fish small edible part) is 228 calories. Ayu is calculated to be 152Cal per 100 grams making 80Cal equivalent to 52.63g with 26.7g of mostly protein、11.85g of fat、0.9g of carbohydrates in 150g while being rich in vitamins and minerals such as Vitamin D and Vitamin B12.