Most of my favorite seafood recipes contains shrimp. Consumption of shrimp is considered healthy, regardless of the high cholesterol values they contain, due to the ability of improving LDL to HDL cholesterol ratio in human body, helping the circulatory system. Shrimps are rich in protein, calcium, iodine and also high in vitamin B12.
Calories in shrimp
3 oz. of steamed shrimp contains about 80 calories. The amount of calories in same quantity of fried shrimp will be more than double the amount of calories steamed shrimps contain. This is mainly due the the fatty oils used in the frying process.
In addition to the 80 calories, 3 oz. of shrimp also contain,
- Cholesterol – 160 g
- Protein – 18 g
- Sodium – 200 mg
- No Carbohydrates (zero)
Additional Information on shrimp
Shrimps can be found in both slat and fresh water. These swimming crustaceans are related to prawns. Most people are unable to see a difference between shrimps and prawns, specially after they are cooked (prawns are much bigger in size).