For Healthy Meals, Choose Wild American Shrimp

Written by admin on March 18, 2009
For Healthy Meals, Choose Wild American Shrimp
(NewsUSA) – When preparing your next health-conscious menu, consider that where you find your ingredients can be just as important as what you use.

Certified Wild American shrimp, caught fresh in their own natural environment in the Atlantic and Gulf, have added appeal to health-conscious consumers who care about where their food comes from.

“Wild-caught shrimp are fresh, succulent and tender, unlike 85 percent of shrimp, which are imported and pond-raised,” said Monica Pope, owner and chef of the Houston restaurant t’afia. She lives by the philosophy “eat where your food lives.”

Wild American shrimp are beneficial for those who are trying to lose weight. “A typical 4-ounce portion has just 112 calories when served steamed, boiled, grilled or baked and provides 23 grams of protein -; 47 percent of the daily value for protein,” Pope said.

She recommends that consumers ask for certified Wild American shrimp at their grocery store, favorite restaurant or seafood counter.

“You have a choice,” she said. “By asking for certified Wild American shrimp, you’re not only choosing the best-tasting seafood possible, you’re also helping to support an entire industry and way of life.”

For more information about Wild American shrimp, visit www.wildamericanshrimp.com.

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