super fish Super Super Shrimp

Super Shrimp

Basic information

Venerated for its high nutritional value, the shrimp belongs to the Penaeoidea superfamily, which is in turn divided into four families (Aristeidae, Penaeidae, Sicyonidae and Solenoceridae) which currently live in the ocean off Peru with 10 genera and species. In northern Peru, white and blue shrimp are caught in water between 1 and 30 meters deep, while the red and coffee-colored shrimps are more abundant in deeper water (30 to 50 meters).

Seasonal availability

All the year

Human health benefits

The Super Shrimp provides us with essential nutrients, generating a healthy, balanced diet. It is high in protein, which is needed for optimum growth and development of the body. It is also a source of omega 3, a fatty acid that prevents mental illnesses, which alter basic psychological processes.

It also contains vitamin B3 (niacin), a nutrient that plays a role in the use of the energy provided by proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, as well as the production of sex hormones and glucose balance. It also provides vitamins B9 and B12, which help during pregnancy and with the maturation of red blood cells, respectively. And vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant, because it reduces aging of the skin and prevents carcinogenic diseases. In terms of minerals, it is a source of magnesium, a macro-nutrient that strengthens bones and protects the walls of blood vessels; selenium, which stimulates the immune system; and iron, a micro-nutrient used to prevent and treat anemia.

Super Shrimp


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.

Nutritional value

Geographical distribution