Shrimp is one of the most popular sushi tane. In Japan, it is said that inclusion of shrimp in the diet is a sign of a civilized nation. The Japanese consume more shrimp than any other country and although they are cultivated in very large numbers, there are still not enough shrimp, so they must also rely on imported product. Although there is a fair amount of cholesterol in shrimp, the taurine that is also found in shrimp counterbalances the effect of the cholesterol. Shrimp is also high in calcium and protein.