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Catch Raw Vannamei Prawns (1kg)

£8.99 GBP

Catch Raw Vannamei Prawns (1kg)

White prawns are a wild species of shrimp that inhabit the Indo-Pacific region and are not generally harvested from wild populations for widespread commercial distribution. Instead, Pacific White shrimp are grown in various aquaculture environments because the cost of production is but a fraction of that incurred by harvesting wild-stock. On its face, it would seem like the aquaculture harvest would relieve the ocean from unnecessary fishing pressures, but it still exerts its own environmental pressures and in a different direction. The waste from the shrimp aquaculture systems can be extremely damaging to the nearby environments that in comes in contact with, but it is very possible to shift to a more sustainable farming approach without much cost. Waste recycling and re-purposing can become an industry in its own right and the environmental damage can be relived.

Product Form Upon Delivery: peeled and ready-to-cook

Size: Large (21/25 shrimp per kg)

Species: Litopenaeus vannamei (Pacific White Shrimp)

Temperature History: FAS, IQF, once-frozen, thawed at 38 F at our facility at the Port of Seattle

Taste: sweet, plump, mild

Texture: meaty, firm, slightly dry, and dense

Origin: Indo-Pacific

Catch Method: aquaculture BAP Certified

Availability: year-round

Sustainability Rating: Best Choice - Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch

Recommended Preparation: ready-to-eat as is, salads, shrimp cocktail

Pack Size: by the kg

Nutritional Info (serving size 250g) Calories 201, Fat 1.5g, Cholesterol 210mg, Sodium 950mg, Carbohydrates 0g, Fiber, 0g, Sugars 0g, Protein 35g, Calcium 233mg, Iron 1mg, Vitamin B12 1mcg, Potassium 655mg, Vitamin A 30mcg, Vitamin D 0 UI, Omega 3's ~ 75mg

White shrimp pop in your mouth and are plump, sweet and juicy. The meat is firm and resilient and the flavor is mild and ocean-like.