Freshwater white prawns are available in 2 sizes; Large and Medium). Cultivated in freshwater lakes under highly hyegenic supervision and delivered fresh at your doorstep. Peeling and deveining free of cost. Prawns have 45 to 50% wastage after cleaning. So when you order a kilo, the net weight comes to around 550 to 600 grams.
Nutritional benefits of prawns
A 100g serving of cooked prawns provides:
• 70 kcal / 295 kj
• 15.4g protein
• 0.9g fat
• 1mg iron
• 1 mg zinc
• 30mcg selenium
• 13mcg iodine
• 1.47g salt
Top 5 health benefits of prawns
1. A useful source of vitamins
Prawns are a useful source of the B group of vitamins, including B12 and folate. These vitamins play an important role in energy production and replenishing red blood cells.
Prawns provide about 22 times the vitamin E levels of either chicken or beef. This fat-soluble vitamin acts as an antioxidant and may be protective against heart disease and cancer.
2. A source of important trace minerals
Prawns are a useful source of some harder-to-get trace minerals, such as iodine, zinc and selenium. We need iodine to support the correct function of the thyroid gland, while zinc and selenium support the immune system.
3. A source of protective antioxidants
Prawns have a pink hue thanks to a compound called astaxanthin, which is obtained through the algae that prawns eat. This compound has anti-inflammatory properties and may reduce the risk of some chronic diseases, such as heart disease and cancer, and be beneficial for skin health.
4. May support weight loss
Shellfish such as prawns is an excellent source of easily digestible, high-quality protein. It’s also low in calories and fat and may be a useful inclusion in a weight loss plan.
5. Constitutes one of the recommended two portions of seafood per week
A healthy, balanced diet should include at least two portions of fish or seafood per week, and one portion should be an oily variety of fish. Shellfish, like prawns, constitutes one of these recommended portions.