Happy Healthy Shrimp

FOA's Happy Healthy Shrimp are our brand name for a species known as Pacific white shrimp, grown to a very large size and under strict water quality controls. They are delivered fresh, never frozen with a light, nutty and slightly buttery flavor.

 

Virtually all imported shrimp and the vast majority of the wild caught harvest are flash frozen and distributed so that most reach the consumer when they are six to nine months old. These shrimp vary greatly in quality, texture and flavor. Once thawed, they have a shelf life of 24 – 48 hours maximum. FOA sushi-grade shrimp are delivered fresh on ice, and never frozen. They have a shelf life of several days. For restaurants and fish markets, this extended shelf life means less waste that essentially lowers the cost of the product.

As if the flavor, texture and look of shrimp were not enough, FOA shrimp are an exceptional health food. In fact, a four ounce serving of shrimp supplies 23.7 grams of protein (that's 47.4% of the daily value for protein) for a mere 112 calories and less than a gram of fat.

 

Some people avoid eating fish and shellfish of all kinds because they have heard persistent government warnings about mercury contamination. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, mercury levels in shrimp generally are too low to detect. The agency places no restrictions on how many meals of shrimp people may safely consume. Because FOA shrimp are grown indoors under tight water quality controls, consumers can rest assured of safety from mercury and PCB contamination, even if the FDA changes its standards.