Prawns are a great source of high quality protein, and provide some of the most important vitamins and minerals that make up a healthy diet. They are surprisingly low in calories and are made up of extremely healthy cholesterol, The same 100 grams of prawns contains only about 115 calories
Types of prawn
- White prawn: These are on the sweeter side, but tend to taste nuttier than pink shrimp. There are also Chinese white shrimp and Mexican white shrimp which are farmed species and not wild caught .
- Tiger prawn: These little fellas are characterized by their stripes and can actually become quite large, but they tend to be farmed.