There are generally about 3 ounces of shrimp, or any lean meat or fish, in a serving. The number of shrimp will depend on the size of the shrimp and their number per pound.
Fresh shrimp should be of a firm texture and have the odor of milk. Raw shrimp should appear translucent. The uncooked shells of shrimp should be green or slightly pink in color with small areas of black. The cooked shells should be reddish-pink in color and be opaque.
Approximately 3 1/2 servings of shrimp, or about 10.5 ounces, will deliver 1 1/2 grams of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids reduce the chances of coronary heart disease and decrease triglyceride levels.Learn More
Shrimp are high in LDL cholesterol, according to Heal With Food. Concentrations of LDL cholesterol in the blood can increase plaque build-up in arteries, which contributes to hardening of the artery walls and can cause a stroke or heart attack if a clot forms and blocks the flow of blood.Full Answer >
As omnivores, shrimp consume many different kinds of animal and plant species, but primarily feed on small fish, algae, plant particles and plankton. They will also eat decaying plants and will scavenge parts of dead animals such as snails, clams and fish, and will even eat other shrimp.Full Answer >
The diet of a freshwater shrimp depends on the species, as the different species have different feeding requirements. Generally, shrimp are scavengers and eat nearly anything.Full Answer >
The amount of food to give a puppy depends on the puppy's breed and size, according to Dog Breed Info. The recommended amount varies from 1/4 cup to 4 cups of food per day, based on the estimated weight the puppy reaches at adulthood.Full Answer >