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Are Prawns Good For You?

Are prawns good for you

Now more than ever, people are focusing on their food and choosing what they eat for optimum health. Most of us know that eating fish is a healthy option but do you know just how good it is? And are prawns good for you too?

Prawns are jam packed with vitamins and minerals. They’re a rich source of selenium and zinc which are important for maintaining healthy cells and a healthy immune system. They also contain a lot of B vitamins which contribute to energy levels and supporting the nervous system. They’re one of the few food types which have significant levels of iron. The final added bonus? They’re low in calories, chicken contains twice the calories and beef three times as much, so they make a fantastic alternative to meat. 

How much?

The NHS recommends we should all include at least 2 portions of fish in our diet each week and shellfish counts as part of this. Prawns are incredibly versatile and easily bring a pasta or rice dish to life. They work well with most vegetables and can complement chicken too. In need of some meal inspiration? Head over to our Recipes.

Storing prawns safely

To ensure your FloGro Fresh prawns are kept at peak freshness, make sure you store them in the fridge or freezer as soon as you can (we deliver them in coolboxes so don’t worry if you’re not there when they arrive). Keep them in covered containers but not stored in water. Discard any prawns that have cracked shells.

As FloGro Fresh prawns haven’t previously been frozen, it’s perfectly safe for you to freeze them. Prawns should keep refrigerated for up to 5 days and frozen for up to 3 months below -18ºC. Once thawed, frozen prawns should not be refrozen.