Shrimp imports into the U.S. now total over one billion pounds per year as farm-raised shrimp consumption continue to grow in all parts of the country. However, concerns from global health organizations remain over the use of antibiotics...
Americans eat more shrimp than any other seafood, and for good reason. Shrimp has an abundance of nutritional benefits, and unlike frequently consumed proteins such as red meat and chicken, the FDA actually encourages Americans to consume a healthy portion of shrimp per week.
The nutritional benefits of shrimp are wide-ranging: they are low in calories but high in protein. Shrimp contain key nutrients such as Vitamin D and more Vitamin B12 than any other food group. They are also a great source of other important minerals such as iron, selenium, zinc, and iodine.
Shrimp are also an excellent source for vital healthy fats such as omega-3s, which can’t be naturally produced by the body and must be received through food or other supplemental nutrients. Omega-3s have been proven to help prevent heart disease and stroke, protect against certain cancers, lower blood pressure, and improve blood vessel function, just to name a few.
For all these reasons and more, the FDA recommends that all adults consume anywhere from two to three servings of “best choice” seafood (shrimp included!) per week. Each 8 oz pouch of Prime Shrimp Cook In Bag contains 2 adult servings of shrimp, so 1-2 pouches are enough to satisfy the FDA recommendation for weekly seafood consumption.