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SeaQuest cooked shrimp ring vs. BlueWater Seafoods popcorn shrimp


Pick:

SeaQuest cooked shrimp ring

14 shrimps (49g)

Calories: 40

Fat: 0.4g

Sodium: 125 mg

Protein: 9g

Skip:

BlueWater Seafoods popcorn shrimp

12 shrimp (54g)

Calories: 145

Fat: 8g

Sodium: 350 mg

Protein: 4.5g

Equivalent in fat to 1 hamburger from McDonald’s (8 g).

We’ve been told that seafood is healthier than meat in terms of calories, but depending on how you cook your shrimp, that may not be true. The minuscule and innocent-looking popcorn shrimp are dipped in a flour and cornstarch batter then deep fried — nothing healthy about that. The shrimp can hardly be detected after you’ve eaten the oily batter. For a healthier holiday app, go natural and enjoy cooked shrimp. They are a good source of lean protein with virtually no fat and very little sodium. Dip them in a zesty cocktail sauce or toss into a salad or pasta.

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