Prawn Nutrition Facts



Calories, fat, protein, and carbohydrate values for Prawn.

Calories

There are 6 calories in Prawn.

6

Nutrition Facts
Prawn
Serving Size:

1

shrimp (5 grams)

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 0.8
Calories 6

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.1 grams

Saturated Fat 0 grams

Trans Fat 0 grams
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 grams
Monounsaturated Fat 0 grams

Cholesterol 11 milligrams

Sodium 47 milligrams

Potassium 8.5 milligrams

Total Carbohydrates 0.1 grams

Dietary Fiber 0 grams

Sugars 0 grams
Protein 1.1 grams
0.3%

Vitamin A

0%

Vitamin C

0.3%

Calcium

0.1%

Iron

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Is shrimp and prawn the same thing?

Shrimp and prawns are completely different creatures. Yes, they’re both decapods — which means they have external skeletons and 10 legs — but that’s where the similarities end. Shrimp belong to the sub-order Pleocyemata, and prawns belong to the sub-order Dendrobranchiata.

Is a prawn a fish?

According to the fatwa, prawn is an arthropod (to which insects also belong) and it does not fall under the category of fish.

What kind of meat is prawn?

Shrimp and prawn are types of seafood that are consumed worldwide. Although shrimp and prawns belong to different suborders of Decapoda, they are very similar in appearance and the terms are often used interchangeably in commercial farming and wild fisheries.

Is prawn a fish or worm?

A prawn is a crustacean. Crustacean (incl. prawns, shrimp, crabs, …) and Hexapoda together form a monophyletic group. Crustaceans are arthropods and are therefore much more closely related to insects, molluscs and spiders than to any lineage that we would call fish.

Are prawns cockroaches of the sea?

Did you know that shrimp are the cockroaches of the ocean? Shrimp are commonly known as “Sea Cockroaches” for their type of omnivorous feeding, i.e. they feed on the garbage of the sea. As cockroaches feed on land waste… good think about it, next time you eat shrimp.

Are prawns meat?



Prawns are sold cooked, raw, and frozen. They may be sold in the shell, or peeled (peeled prawns are referred to as prawn meat). As a general guide, 1kg of prawns in the shell provides about 24 medium to large prawns, which equals about 500g of peeled prawn meat.

How does prawn taste like?

Generally slightly salt, slightly sweet, firm, and with a hint of that savory/umami flavour that makes you want to come back for more. Shrimp mostly tastes like fish, with slight taste of chicken, it can also be crunchy depending on the chef.

Is shrimp a fish or meat?

Shrimp are shellfish, not fish. They’re invertebrates and crustaceans with sets of appendages that they use for swimming and eating. They’re found in both saltwater and freshwater habitats, although most of the shrimp available for consumption are farmed. Shrimp are also the most popular type of seafood.