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Also Known As : Chingri, Jhinga, Sungat


Taste Profile

It has a taste similar to fish and chicken.

Usage Tips

  1. Prawns can be used in curries, stir fries, soups, and cutlets.
  2. They can also be added to rice dishes, noodles dishes, wraps and sandwiches.

Common names and forms

  1. Headless prawns
  2. Prawn Pieces


A prawn is basically a crustacean that resembles a big shrimp, with long antennae and a shell. They vary in colour from a dark red to an orange-red or pink. Prawns have a smooth, glossy body with an abdomen divided into several segments. They can be found in both fresh and salt water.They are available with head and even headless.

Health benefits

  • Prawns are a great source of protein.(1)
  • They are extremely low in calories.(1)
  • They contain Vitamins B-6, B-12 and Niacin, which help the body to produce energy, build muscle and replenish red blood cells.(1)
  • They contain high levels of Zinc, which is important to develop a healthy immune system.(1)
  • They also helps to build strong bones because they contain phosphorous, copper and magnesium.(1)

Selection Guide

Prawns should have no black spots or melanosis on their shell, which indicates that the breakdown of the meat has begun. While buying raw prawns look for firmly attached heads and tight, firm shells with a good sheen.

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