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June 22, 2013


Nutritional Profiles of Farmed Shrimp


In 2012, the Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre published information on the nutritional profiles of Australia’s fresh seafood.  Based on wild and farmed animals, the profiles were the result of comprehensive laboratory tests on fish, mollusks and six species of shrimp:


• Farmed and wild banana shrimp (Penaeus merguiensis)

• Wild brown tiger shrimp (P. esculentus)

• Wild school shrimp (Metapenaeus macleayi)

• Wild western king shrimp (P. latisulcatus)

• Wild endeavor shrimp (M. endeavouri)

• Farmed black tiger shrimp (P. monodon).


The nutritional profiles for all the shrimp were similar—low in cadmium, lead and fat and high in protein, omega-3s, selenium, copper and phosphorous.  Here are the profiles for the two farmed species: banana shrimp and black tiger shrimp:



Information: Tracie Sanim, Communications Manager, Australia Seafood CRC, Box 26, Mark Oliphant Building, Science Park Adelaide, Laffer Drive, Bedford Park, South Australia 5042, Australia (phone 08-8201-7652, email, webpage


Source: Super Seafood.  What’s in Australia Seafood?  Australia Cooperative Research Center.  Received June 19, 2013


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