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The shrimp is a small, edible crustacean, usually marine, belonging to the genera Crangon or Penaeus. They are a rich source of potassium and phosphorus and are equally high in cholesterol, even for shellfish (which are typically high in cholesterol).

Available throughout the year.

Caloric Content

Calories: 90
Protein:17.3 gm
Carbohydrates: .77 gm
Fiber: - gm
Total fats:1.47 gm
Saturated fats: .279 gm
Unsaturated fats:.784 gm
Cholesterol: 130 mg

1. 3 ounces, 85 grams

Vitamin Content

Vitamin A:8.265000 IU
Thiamine:.024 1.7 mg
Vitamin B-2:.029 1.7 mg
Vitamin B-6: .088 2.0 mg
Vitamin B-12:.987 6 mcg
Biotin: - 300 mcg
Niacin:2.17 20 mg
Pantothenic Acid:.235 10 mg
Folic acid: 2.6 400 mcg
Vitamin C:trace 60 mg
Vitamin E: - 30 IU

1. 3 ounces, 85 grams

Mineral Content

Calcium: 441000 mg
Copper:.224 2 mg
Iron:2.05 18 mg
Magnesium: 31 400 mg
Manganese: .043 n/a mg
Phosphorus: 1751000 mg
Potassium: 157 n/a mg
Selenium: 181 n/a mcg
Sodium: 126 n/a mg
Zinc: .94 15 mg

1. 3 ounces, 85 grams

Amino Acid Content

Tryptophan:.241 gm
Threonine:.699 gm
Isoleucine: .837 gm
Leucine:1.37 gm
Lysine: 1.5 gm
Methionine:.486 gm
Cysteine:.194 gm
Phenylalanine:.729 gm
Tyrosine: .575 gm
Valine:.813 gm
Arginine:1.51 gm
Histidine:.351 gm
Alanine:.978 gm
Aspartic acid:1.78 gm
Glutamic acid:2.95 gm
Glycine: 1.04 gm
Proline: .57 gm
Serine: .68 gm

1. 3 ounces, 85 grams


Kirschmann, John D. Nutrition Almanac: Nutrition Search. McGraw-Hill: New York. 1990.

Kreutner, Patricia A. Nutrition In Perspective. Prentice-Hall: Englewood Cliffs. 1980.

Rosenthal, S. Fresh Food. E. P. Dutton: New York. 1978.


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