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My kids are picky eaters. How can I introduce them to shrimp?
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. And remember if by chance your kids don’t eagerly dive into the plate of shrimp the first time, don’t give up! Most experts say that it can take introducing a new food as many as 10 times before a child will accept it and learn to like it. Persistence pays off!
Do I need to worry about mercury in shrimp?
According to the EPA, “Nearly all fish and shellfish contain traces of mercury. For most people, the risk from mercury by eating fish and shellfish is not a health concern.” In general it is 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 check out this EPA article on mercury and seafood.
Are veins in shrimp bad for you?
Not at all. Some small-size shrimp are not deveined and experts agree this doesn't affect the taste.
Where can I get the scoop on seafood?
At SeaPak.com we strive to be 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. But if after visiting our site you’re still hungry for more seafood information, 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.
The American Heart Association recommends eating fish at least two times a week, but does shrimp count as "fish?"
Definitely! Shrimp is a great way to meet your twice-a-week seafood goal. The USDA recommends you eat both fish and shellfish to get your two 4-ounce servings of seafood per week. For more 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 ChooseMyPlate.gov.
If tuna and shrimp had a popularity contest, who would win?
According to the National Fisheries Institute, the average American ate 4 pounds of shrimp compared to 2.7 lbs of tuna in 2010. Looks like shrimp definitely wins as the most popular seafood in the sea. You go, shrimp!
Do your seafood products contain any sulfites and/or preservatives?
If sulfites are used in a product then it will be declared in the ingredient statement on the back or side of the package. Most of the frozen shrimp sold in the US have been treated with sulfites. Sulfites are used to help the shrimp retain their naturally tender texture through the freezing and cooking process.
Can I get a list of all the shrimp and seafood products you offer?
Certainly! We are continually coming up with new and exciting products that bring the taste of the coast to you. Here is our current list:
How can I find your products at a store near me?
It's easy! Just select a product from our product locator, enter your zip code, and we'll show you the closest stores to you that carry the SeaPak® shrimp or seafood product you're looking for!
Can I microwave a product if there are no microwave instructions?
Some products do not cook up well in the microwave because they become tough, cook unevenly or microwaving will make the crust soggy. The cooking directions on the package will give you the best eating experience for each SeaPak seafood product.
Can I bake a product that only has frying instructions?
Each SeaPak product is designed and labeled with cooking instructions that ensure the best eating experience every time. A product with “fry only” instructions has been made with a crust that is perfect for frying but will not perform nearly so well if it is baked. For the most delicious seafood experience be sure to follow the package instructions. For more help getting the best taste from your SeaPak meal, feel free to read the Shrimp Cooking Tips found in our Recipes section.