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Taste Profile

It has a taste similar to fish and chicken.

Usage Tips

  1. Shrimp can be served as grilled, sautéed and broiled.
  2. It can be sautéed in butter, garlic, lemon juice and white wine.
  3. It can be added to pasta.

Common names and forms

  1. Headless medium shrimp


Shrimp is a small and marine decapod crustacean that has a slender elongated body. It is found in both salt water and fresh water. It has ten legs and a long tail. It is eaten as food.

Health benefits

  • Shrimp is a good source of vitamin D and protein.(1)
  • Shrimp contains heparin compound which can treat age related macular degeneration.(1)
  • It contains zinc which is helpful to prevent hair loss.(1)
  • Shrimp is a good source of calcium, magnesium and phosphorus which can fight against bone degeneration.(1)

Selection Guide

Shrimp can be bought as both fresh and frozen. When looking for fresh shrimp, look for the black spots on the head.


Shrimp may contain mercury in it and its over consumption can lead to vision problems, reduced fetal health and mercury poisoning. Those who have high uric acid should avoid consuming shrimp.(2)

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