Health: Oregon Pink Shrimp
--Only 1 Carbohydrate per Serving--
Shrimp, like other seafood is a dieter’s best friend. High
in protein, low in fat, shrimp not only tastes good, it’s good
for you. Toss into salads or on toast—for a protein boost.
3 ½ OUNCES -- 100 grams (scant ½ cup)
1 gm. Carbohydrates.
21 gms. Protein
1 gm. Fat
Minerals: Calcium, phosphorus,
iron and potassium
Trawlers are fishing boats that use nets rather than hook and line
or traps, and they are made up of two basic types: draggers and
shrimpers. The difference between the two is the types of nets
used. Shrimp nets -- usually two at a time -- ride along the ocean
bottom, and differ from other trawl nets by their small mesh size.
fishermen work from April 1 to the end of October, and make most
of their catch at depths of 60 to 100 fathoms (a fathom is six
feet). Together, shrimpers and draggers land 70 to 80 percent of
all seafood in Oregon, accounting for about 55 percent of the state's
ex-vessel value (the price fishermen receive for their catch.)
important fact for consumers is that Oregon Trawl Products are
fresh! Oregon trawlers spend no more than five days at sea
they can bring their catch to you as fresh as it can be. By comparison,
trawlers in other parts of the United States can spend as much
as two weeks on the ocean before coming in to port.