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Shellfish, Shrimp

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About This Food

Description

Shrimp is America’s favorite shellfish.

In general, shrimp can be divided into two broad categories - warm-water shrimp and cold-water shrimp. Those hailing from the colder waters are smaller and have more succulent meat.

The size categories, which determine price, are: colossal (10 or less per pound), jumbo (11-15), extra-large (16-20), large (21-30), medium (31-35), small (36-45) and miniature (about 100).

Shrimp is low in fat and calories, and provides an excellent source of protein, selenium and vitamin D, plus a good source of vitamin B12, niacin and iron.

The most eco-friendly shrimp are northern shrimp (Canada) or Oregon pink shrimp.

Selecting & Storing

Shrimp is available in many forms—raw (shelled or unshelled), cooked, fresh frozen or canned. Raw shrimp should have a pleasant briny smell with no ammonia odor. Raw shrimp can be kept in the refrigerator, tightly wrapped, for 2 days; cooked shrimp will keep up to 3 days stored in the same manner. Frozen shrimp will keep for up to 3 months. Healing Gourmet recommends organic shrimp, fresh frozen. Buying organic shrimp ensures the shrimp are antibiotic-free, hormone-free, preservative-free, and 100% organic.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • High Protein Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • Protein
  • Selenium
  • VitaminD
  • EPA DHA Omega-3
Good Source of
  • Iron
  • VitaminB12
  • Copper
  • Niacin
  • Phosphorous
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Molds
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Coconut
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 3 ounce(s)shrimp

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Calories: 89

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 0 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
1.45 g
Saturated Fat
0.28 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.21 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.56 g
Trans Fat
0.01 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
445 g
ALA
12 mg
EPA
217 mg,
DHA
186 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
127.68 mg
Total Carbohydrate
0.76 g
Net Carbohydrate
0.76 g
Sugars
0 g
Fiber
0 g
Protein
17.06 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
151.2 IU
3%
Vitamin C
1.68 mg
3%
Vitamin D
127.68 IU
32%
Vitamin E
0.92 IU
3%
Vitamin B6
0.09 mg
4%
Vitamin B12
0.97 mcg
16%
Vitamin K
0 mg
0%
Folate
2.52 mcg
1%
Niacin
2.14 mg
11%
Riboflavin
0.03 mg
2%
Thiamin
0.02 mg
1%
Choline
67.96 mg
12%
Minerals
Calcium
43.68 mg
4%
Copper
0.22 mg
11%
Iron
2.02 mg
11%
Magnesium
31.08 mg
8%
Manganese
0.04 mg
2%
Phosphorous
172.2 mg
17%
Potassium
155.4 mg
4%
Selenium
31.92 mcg
46%
Sodium
124.32 mg
5%
Zinc
0.93 mg
6%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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