Shrimps until recently were considered a delicacy inaccessible to most people, but at the moment they are available in most fish restaurants along the Black Sea coast, and can also be found in the stores of large retail chains. These seafood are distinguished by a specific unique taste and tender meat.

Shrimp can be found frozen, chilled, prepared and canned. Freshly frozen shrimps are the most useful, as they retain more of their beneficial nutrients than if they were cooked.

Shrimps vary in size. They can be small, their size does not exceed 2 cm, and large, reaching up to 30 centimeters.

Warm-blooded and cold-blooded shrimp are distinguished, with the former having the largest sizes. Their usual habitats are warm seas and they reach the Bulgarian market from South Asia, Indonesia, Thailand, China, Vietnam, and also from Nicaragua and Brazil.

Cold-blooded shrimps are smaller in size and have a lower price, but they are the most useful for the human body and contain the largest amount of nutrients. Even in terms of taste, cold-blooded shrimps are several times superior to warm-blooded ones.

In Bulgaria, this type of shrimp is imported from countries with access to cold seas – Denmark, Norway, Estonia, Lithuania, Greenland and Canada. If a person is concerned about their health, then they should buy only those shrimp that are packed in packages that can be found where they were caught and packed and contact details of their producer.

This is, to some extent, a guarantee of protection against the purchase of poor quality seafood.

Nutritional value of shrimps

The concentration of useful trace elements in shrimps is several times higher than in meat.

100 grams of this healthy seafood contains:

• Up to 19 grams of protein;
• Up to 2.2 grams of fat;
• 450 mg sodium;
• 260 mg potassium;
• 220 mg phosphorus;
• 210 mg sulfur;
• 135 mg calcium;
• 60 mg magnesium;
• 2.2 mg iron;
• 2.1 mg zinc;
• 0.85 mg copper;
• 0.11 mg manganese;
• 0.11 mg iodine;
• 0.1 mg fluorine;
• 55 micrograms chromium;
• 12 micrograms cobalt;
• 11 micrograms of nickel;
• 10 mcg mobile;

• Vitamins /in descending order/ – tocopherol, ascorbic and nicotinic acid, from group B – B2, B6, B1, B9, B12, as well as retinol and biotin.
• Calorie content – 95.4 kilocalories;< /p>

Beneficial properties

The huge amount of nutrients, minerals and trace elements in these seafood determine their high nutritional value.

Shrimps support normal growth and development during childhood and adolescence, contribute to the maintenance of a balanced hormonal background.

People who regularly consume dishes from these seafood have stronger immunity, they are less likely to get sick from colds and respiratory diseases.

Shrimps improve the condition of the skin, nails and hair. Cells and tissues are constantly renewed under the action of the strong natural antioxidant astaxanthin, which gives these seafood their reddish color.

Nutritionists prescribe shrimp to people prone to obesity. The use of seafood by people suffering from malignant diseases is evident.


Shrimps are a safe food for human health that can be given even to younger children. But it should not be abused, just like any other food product.

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