Kuruma prawn

Species: Penaeus japonicus
FAO 3Alpha Code: KUP

Size: 20-25 pieces/kg

Penaues japonicus occurs naturally in bays and seas of the Indo-West Pacific, but has also reached the Mediterranean Sea as a Lessepsian migrant. It is one of the largest species of prawns, and is accordingly one of the most economically important species in the family. It is the subject of fishing by trawling in the eastern Mediterranean, especially around the Gulf of İskenderun, but its greatest importance is in aquaculture. Find out more on FAO website

Nutrition information per 100g of raw Kuruma prawn






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Source: © CIQUAL – Find out more on ANSES-CIQUAL website

Average nutritional information

The energy value of prawns is low, with a good percentage (15-20%) of proteins, composed mainly by peptides of high biological value, and a very low content of fats and sugars. Among the vitamins, in the form of retinol equivalents (carotenoid astaxanthin), there is a significant content of water-soluble Niacin and liposoluble A.

Prawns cause significant amounts of cholesterol, which makes them unsuitable for persons who suffer from related hyperlipidemia. The total content of fatty acids, instead, should turn in favor of those good (polyunsaturated) compared to those potentially harmful (saturated).

Prawn is very rich of minerals such as iron, calcium, phosphorus, B vitamins, and fatty acids: Omega and Omega6. These acids are present in lower percentages in our product since it is farmed, comparing to the captured one. Learn more…

Conservation and peeling of prawns

Prawns of Ittica Italia, to arrive in your kitchen are fished always at the same day of departure and remain alive, thanks to an innovative and patented process of delivery, during the 48-hours journey from the farm directly to your plate.