Small Wonder and Big Nutrients in Shrimps

Shrimp Talk and Shrimp Benefits

When you talk about shrimps, you’re referring to a broad classification of any one of hundreds of small crustaceans that inhabit all marine habitats in the world. Most known cultures eat shrimps. Most shrimp species are small, approximately 1-3 cm long, but the much larger varieties, sometimes growing up to 25 cm long, are sought after and commercially viable. Shrimp variety is huge but most species maintain a similar organic makeup and therefore provide very similar health benefits for those who add shrimp to their diet.

The main food source in shrimp is its meaty and tasty tail. But there are cultures and cuisines that choose to eat other parts of the shrimp as well. This small delicacy provides a wealth of nutrition when added to your diet.

Shrimp is a popular option for those who are dieting. If you want to eliminate excess carbohydrates from your daily meals, having shrimps is a great choice – because of their zero carbs and very low calorie content. There’s approximately 1 calorie/1 gram of shrimp. An organic life form, they are packed with protein, high in water and with a small amount of fat.

On top of these, shrimps have loads of vitamins and minerals. Have your daily requirements of these nutrients from shrimp – iron, calcium, sodium, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, and potassium, along with vitamin A, vitamin E, and B6, and even vitamin B12! It also contains iodine, thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin.

The amazing shrimp have the following health benefits – improved bone and brain health, weight loss, and a lowered risk of cardiovascular disease. Shrimp has anti-inflammatory, cancer preventative, and anti-aging properties that help to reduce the risk of various health issues. It helps in treating age-related macular degeneration and relieving eye fatigue. It also provides relief from menstrual pain.

There are also issues with shrimps that can be of concern to health which you can also find in other forms of marine life. Firstly, the presence of trace amounts of mercury; you just have to be careful about where you source your shrimps. Then purines. Shrimps have moderately high amounts of purine that can exacerbate gout, if you have it. If your uric acid levels are normal and you don’t have gout, surely you can enjoy shrimps. Finally, allergic reactions, which can be found in certain seafoods, including shrimp.

A Not So Guilty Indulgence in Bothell

When you want to enjoy delicious shrimp and reap the good of its nutrients, just come over to Sushi Hana. As long as you’re not allergic to these crustaceans and don’t have gout, a shrimp indulgence is a gastronomic experience in Bothell.