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Nutritional Benefits

Seafood is an important part of a healthy diet and becoming the food of choice for the health-conscious. Prawns and shrimps are an extremely good source of protein, yet are very low in fat and calories, making them a very healthy choice of food. Although they have high cholesterol content, they are low in saturated fat, which is the fact that raises cholesterol levels in the body and is bad for you. For this reason, there is no need to avoid eating shrimps or prawns.

Shrimps and prawns contain a lot of omega-3 fatty acids which help to prevent heart disease, circulatory diseases and many other types of illnesses. These products also contain high levels of vitamin B12, zinc, iodine, phosphorous, potassium, selenium and iron and have smaller quantities of calcium, magnesium and sodium as essential for healthy skin, bones and teeth. Prawns are an excellent source of vitamin E.