Shrimp, also known as prawns/chemmeen is one of the favourite sea foods of the natives of Kerala. It is ideal seafood which can be eaten in any form, be it in a curry, fried or as snacks. It is nutritious alternative to other meat proteins.
Scientific name: Penaeus spp
Shrimps are classified as shell fish. Shrimps have more than 2000 species, size varying from less than 2cm to about 17cm. They provide a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids.
Health benefits: It contains iron, rich in calcium, sodium, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, and potassium, along with Vitamins A, E, B6 and B12. It also contains iodine, thiamine and riboflavin.