Below are general questions and answers related to shrimp and seafood. If you are looking for product-specific FAQs, please visit our FAQ page.
|Q||Are veins in shrimp bad for you?|
|A||Not at all. Some small-size shrimp are not deveined and experts agree this doesn't affect the taste.|
|Q||If tuna and shrimp had a popularity contest, who would win?|
|A||According to the National Fisheries Institute, the average American ate 4 pounds of shrimp in 2010. You go, shrimp!|
|Q||Do I need to worry about mercury in shrimp?|
|A||Nearly all fish and shellfish contain traces of methyl mercury. However, larger fish that have lived longer have the highest levels of methyl mercury because they've had more time to accumulate it. These large fish (swordfish, shark, king mackerel and tilefish) pose the greatest risk. Other types of fish and shellfish may be eaten in the amounts recommended by FDA and EPA.|
For more information, from the FDA, click here.
|Q||The American Heart Association recommends eating fish at least two times a week, but does shrimp count as "fish?"|
|A||Definitely! Shrimp is a great way to meet your twice-a-week seafood goal. You'll find links to some interesting articles on this topic at the Shrimp Council's eatshrimp.com "Health & Nutrition" page. Or, see the latest dietary guidelines and create your own healthy food pyramid at mypyramid.gov.|
|Q||My kids are picky eaters. Am I crazy to introduce them to shrimp?|
|A||You may be pleasantly surprised - kids like shrimp's taste and firm texture and most get a kick out of having bite-sized treats on their plates. Popcorn shrimp are a fun and easy introduction, or use grilled shrimp as a cheese pizza topper. If your kids like to crunch, try our yummy Popcorn Shrimp BBQ'd Nachos (but leave the jalapeños for the grownups at the table.)|
|Q||Where can I get the scoop on seafood?|
|A||Right here at seapak.com! Visit us often - we're your 'one-stop-seafood-site' for updates on products, delicious shrimp and seafood recipe ideas, prep and serving tips, shrimp nutrition and a lot more. We're adding more new features all the time so keep our site bookmarked. Or if you can't find what you're looking for here, you can check out eatshrimp.com or aboutseafood.com. They're both excellent resources and provide links to shrimp and seafood nutrition information, cooking tips and industry news.|