Argentine Red Shrimp

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: What is Argentine Red Shrimp?


A: Argentine red shrimp is a wild shrimp caught off the coast of Argentina.


Q: What does Argentine Red Shrimp taste like?


A: The flavor profile of Argentine red shrimp is very similar to Maine lobster.


Q: Where can I buy Argentine Red Shrimp?


A: If your local supermarket or fish market does not sell Argentine red shrimp you can give them our information so we can help get product to them. Also, if you want to order them on-line for home delivery you can go to


Q: Are Argentine Red Shrimp Healthy?


A: Shrimp are an extremely good source of protein, yet are very low in fat & calories, making them a healthy choice of food. Although shrimp have a high cholesterol content, they are low in saturated fat. Shrimp contain omega-3 fatty acids that help prevent against heart disease, circulatory diseases and many other types of illnesses. Shrimp also contains high levels of vitamin B12, zinc, iodine, phosphorous, potassium, selenium and iron, and have smaller quantities of calcium, magnesium and sodium.


Q: What is the Nutrition Information For Argentine Red Shrimp?


Serving Size 4 oz. (113 g.)

Calories 98                       Sodium 126 mg

Total Fat 1 g                    Potassium 0 mg

Saturated 0 g                  Total Carbs 1 g

Polyunsaturated 0 g       Dietary Fiber 0 g

Monounsaturated 0 g     Sugars 0 g

Trans 0 g                          Protein 18 g

Cholesterol 165 mg

Vitamin A 3%                  Calcium 4%

Vitamin C 3%                   Iron 11%


*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Q: What is the Latin name for Argentine red shrimp?


A: The Latin name for Argentine red shrimp is Pleoticus muelleri.


Q: Where is Argentine Red Shrimp Caught?


A: Argentine red shrimp is caught off the coast of Argentina in Major Fishing Area (FAO) 41.


Q: How do you cook Argentine Red Shrimp?


A: You can steam, poach, grill, fry, saute, bake and prepare Argentine red shrimp in the same manner you would with any other shrimp. The one difference is Argentine red shrimp will cook more quickly than other shrimp you may have cooked with before. We have some great recipes on our recipe page. To check them out click here.


Q: Are Argentine Red Shrimp wild caught or farm raised?


A: Argentine red shrimp are wild caught.


Q: Are Argentine Red Shrimp Sustainable?


A: Yes, the Argentine red shrimp fishery is sustainable. The Argentine government had done a tremendous amount of work to improve upon this fishery over the years. The fishery is currently undergoing a Fishery Improvement Project in preparation for a Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) review to become a certified sustainable fishery under (MSC). You can find more detailed information on the sustainability page on this website here.


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