Many people are under the misconception on that prawns are bad for you. Like everything in life, it needs to be consumed in moderation. We thought that it would be a great idea for us to highlight the top three reasons why Jack Salmon Salt Rock Prawns are great for you:
1. Prawns are a low-fat source of protein. An 85 gram serving of prawn, which is roughly 15 to 16 large shrimp, or approximately 8 prawns, contains 101 calories per serving, over 19 grams of protein and only 1.4 grams of total fat. A serving also contains calcium, potassium and phosphorus and is a good source of vitamins A and E.
2. Prawns are a good source of unsaturated fat, which makes up the majority of its fat content. Unsaturated fats can help improve your blood cholesterol levels when you eat them in place of saturated or trans fats.
3. Prawns, like other fish and shellfish, are also a good source of omega-3 fatty acids — essential fatty acids your body does not produce. Omega-3s can reduce inflammation and your risk of heart disease, cancer and arthritis, as well as help with brain function. We look forward to seeing you at Jack Salmon Salt Rock for your next healthy dose of prawns.