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How much shrimp is in one serving?

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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.


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