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What Is the Nutritional Value of Shrimp?

Shrimp is the most popular seafood item eaten in North America.  Shrimp are low in fat and calories and are known for being high in cholesterol.  However, a study published it the “American Journal of Clinical Nutrition” that consuming shrimp does not adversely affect cholesterol levels, but the American Heart Association advises moderation of consumption of all crustaceans.

Maintain shrimp’s positive dietary qualities by sticking to steamed, broiled, boiled baked or grilled versions. Frying shrimp brings the calorie count for 4 oz. up to 317 calories with 17 g of fat. Smothering shrimp in buttery or creamy sauces also adds a lot of fat and calories to an otherwise diet-friendly protein source.

Steamed or Boiled

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 medium (shelled)
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 1

Calories 7

% Daily Values*
Total Fat 0.11g 0%
Saturated Fat 0.021g 0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.044g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.017g
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 29mg 1%
Potassium 8mg
Total Carbohydrate 0.06g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 1.33g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Nutrition Values are based on USDA Nutrient Database SR18

There are 7 calories in 1 medium Steamed or Boiled Shrimp. Calorie breakdown: 16% fat, 4% carbs, 80% protein.


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