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Cold Water Shrimp

Also known as Northern Shrimp

Often referred to as "Northern shrimp" or "Pink shrimp," this seafood delicacy thrives in the chilly waters off Canada's coasts. Their habitat contributes to their distinct taste and texture, setting them apart from their warm water counterparts.

Canadian cold water shrimp are often described as having a sweeter, juicier and more tender profile than other varieties. Because of their exceptional taste, they're a fantastic choice for an array of dishes, from a simple sauté to a hearty seafood pasta. You can even add them to pizza. Or, snack on them cold for a true taste of the sea.

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Health Benefits of Cold Water Shrimp

  • Immune & Skin Health: Cold water shrimp are an excellent source of zinc, which boosts the immune system and maintains healthy skin, as well as selenium, a potent antioxidant that guards against oxidative stress.
  • Bone & Muscle Wellness: This seafood provides a good source of magnesium, vital for muscle function, bone development, and energy metabolism.
  • Brain & Blood Development: A source of omega-3 fatty acids, cold water shrimp may support the physical development of the brain, eyes, and nerves in young children. It's also an excellent source of Vitamin B12, which aids in red blood cell formation.
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