Healthy Food Database

Farmed Prawns
Queensland farms over 75% of prawns in Australia, NSW 22% and NT 3%.

Note about amines: Fresh seafood has low amine levels, but when older than two days the amine content rises to moderate, and any fish that has been frozen has high levels.
Category: Seafood - Crustacean
In Season:
To Buy:
Farmed prawns are available whole and sold fresh. Buy from the fish market. For both cooked or green prawns, look for a firm body with moist flesh and the shell tight and intact. There should be a pleasant fresh smell and no sign of black.
To Store:
Whether in the refrigerator or freezer, leave prawns in their shell. This protects them against dehydration, keeping in moisture and flavour.To refrigerate, place cooked prawns in a covered plastic container or in an airtight plastic bag on a plate.
Tips & Tricks:
De-vein by slitting the centre back with a very fine-bladed knife and pull the vein out. A serve of prawns is equal to about 15 prawns.
Cooking Tips:
Do not re-cook cooked prawns. Green prawns are can be grilled, barbecued, stir-fried, deep-fried, or boiled. Prawns are translucent when raw and turn white with pinkish bands when cooked. Avoid overcooking.

Nutrition per Per serve:

Weight (grams):
60
Carbohydrates, g:
0.0
Fat (g):
0.5
Monosaturated Fat , g:
0.1
Vitamin B12:
Zinc:
Magnesium:
Amines:
Low
Glutamates:
n/a
Energy (kJ):
334
Protein (g):
18.5
Saturated Fat, g :
0.1
Niacin (B3):
Calcium:
Potassium:
Sodium:
Salicylates:
Very low

Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

Immune Deficiencies
Prostate Problems
Low Energy
Osteoporosis
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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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