Prawns and shrimp, are they the same. Or are they different? In North America, the term prawn is barely used. We are primarily familiar with shrimp. Truth is, they are very similar but still different.

Both are part of the decopod family because both have 10 legs. Both can be found in fresh and salt water, and both have very similar nutritional value. They are high in protein and low in calories which is a win win for everyone. They are also a great source of omega 3 fatty acids!

In addition to those wonderful fun facts they are a great source of selenium a powerful antioxidant, vitamin B12, Iron, and Phosphorous.

helpful nutritional facts from healthy lifestyle secretsSecret: Use both interchangeably in the kitchen! They can be steamed or lightly sauteed and you will still get the same taste from with one. Although prawns can be slightly bigger from time to time they are great for a quick and easy meal.

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