This crustacean lives its adult life at the bottom of the sea. Females migrate and spawn in certain areas, and the larvae are then carried by the currents, and the post-larvae migrate to estuaries (openings produced by the exchange of salt and fresh water), where they live until the juvenile stage, when they then return to the ocean waters.
White and blue shrimps are generally caught during the day, while red and brown shrimp are caught at night.
It also contains a high proportion of nutrients: for example, 100 grams of this food contains 90 mg of iodine; 24.30 g of protein; 3.30 mg of iron; 115 mg of calcium; 221 mg of potassium; 1.10 mg of zinc; 1.50 g of carbohydrates; 69 mg of magnesium; 305 mg of sodium; 215 mg of phosphorus; 110 kcal; 185 mg of cholesterol; 0.80 g of fat; 1.50 g of sugar; 0.02 mg of vitamin B1; 0.02 mg of vitamin B2; 3.20 mg of vitamin B3; 0.28 mg of vitamin B5; 0.06 mg of vitamin B6; 2 ug of vitamin B9; 1.90 ug of vitamin B12; 1.50 mg of vitamin E and 0.04 ug of vitamin K.
This superfood provides an array of nutrients vital to our bodies, especially during infancy, adolescence, and pregnancy. Because of its high iodine content, it is not recommended for people with high blood pressure. It also improves and increases fertility, thanks to its magnesium, and is ideal for weight-loss diets, because of its low fat and carbohydrate content.