Shrimps are swimming crustaceans with long, narrow muscular abdomens and long antennae.

Northern shrimp (Pandalus borealis) is a sub-Arctic species, widespread in the northern parts of the North Atlantic and the North Pacific Oceans.

The shrimp has a remarkable life cycle. At sexual maturity, it first becomes a male but later changes its gender and turns female. This happens at the age of 2-6 years in different waters, depending on environmental conditions (mostly sea temperature).

Shrimps have high levels of omega-3 fatty acids and low levels of mercury. As with other seafood, shrimp is high in calcium, iodine and protein, but low in carbohydrates.

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