Crayfish – Crayfish – Madjanga
Dried Small Shrimps
Like all fish and crustaceans, Crayfish are particularly rich in proteins and fatty acids that are beneficial to health. They also offer good levels of B-group vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Crayfish provide proteins of high nutritional value. Its lipids contain a majority of mono- and poly-unsaturated fatty acids whose protective effects on health are widely recognized.
It is an excellent source of group B vitamins, notably B12 and B3 (or PP). A 100 g serving covers more than 60% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin B12 for an adult; and more than 45% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin B3. It also provides vitamin A, provitamin A, and vitamin E. Shrimp has high concentrations of minerals and trace elements, including selenium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, copper, iodine and magnesium.
A 100-gram serving provides more than half of the recommended daily nutritional intake for an adult in selenium; more than 40% of the recommended daily intake in iron; and nearly 20% of the recommended daily intake in phosphorus.it also contains two substances to which particular antioxidant properties are attributed:coenzyme Q10 (Coq10), a compound whose structure is close to that of vitamin K astaxanthin, a pigment from the carotenoid family.
This small crustacean can be eaten hot or cold, as a starter or a main course. A bowl of grey prawns for the aperitif, shrimp bouquet in the seafood platter, sauteed or grilled prawns. The preparations are many and varied. Just one rule: don’t overcook them, otherwise they become hard and fluffy.
Be careful, if…
You have gout: shrimps are rich in purines which can increase the level of uric acid in the blood.
You can’t tolerate sulphites: check the label if you buy shrimp in tins or plastic bags. Some are treated with sodium bisulphite.
You suffer from an allergy: it is because of a protein, tropomyosin, which is found in crab, lobster, crayfish…