03 Aug Featured: Peeled & Deveined Shrimp
Shrimp and Prawns areÂ in the biological group of marine animals known as the decapods. Despite some anatomical differences between true shrimp and prawns, these closely related creatures are nearly identical from a nutritional perspective, due to similar feeding habits and body composition. TheyÂ are an excellent source of high-quality protein and several important vitamins and minerals that support your good health. TheyÂ are low in calories and contain no carbohydrates. Although the cholesterol content of prawns is significant, these shellfish also contain heart-healthy, omega-3 fatty acids.
ShrimpÂ isÂ good source of complete protein, providing your body with all of the building blocks necessary for the production of new proteins. A 3-oz. serving of boiled or steamed prawns contains about 100 calories and more than 22 g of protein, roughly the same amount found in a comparable serving of beef or chicken. Your body requires dietary protein to support the ongoing function of every organ and tissue in your body. Dietary protein also serves as a backup source of fuel for energy production.