Giant tiger prawn
The giant tiger prawn has been the subject of our long experimentation, and we are pleased to offer you this 40g prawn with a very delicate taste and a satisfactory price.
The Penaeus monodon is also known commonly as the giant tiger prawn as for the large size, as for vertical bands traversing abdominal segments and the carapace. The species, absent in nature in the Mediterranean, is native of the Indian Ocean and the South-Western Pacific Ocean, with extension from Japan to Australia, and represents, among penaeidae family farmed species, the one that reaches the largest size (up to 36 cm) and has the highest growth rate.
- FAO 3Alpha Code: GIT
- Order: Decapoda
- Family: Penaeidae
- Species: Penaeus monodon
Nutrition information per 100g of Giant tiger prawn
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.
Prawns are recommended for those who must follow a low-calorie diet, considering that 100 grams of this product contains less than 100 calories.
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
To estimate the freshness of prawns, always check a shell that must be shiny and moist, with a fresh aroma of the sea, meat must be solid, with a head attached to the body. The shell must have not any dark spots and not to be separated too easily from the meat.
The Ittica Italia prawns, to arrive in your kitchen or in the wholesaler’s storage, are always fished on the same day of departure and remain alive, thanks to the innovative and patented transport and storage process, during the 48 hours journey from the farm through the supply chain at your table.
Prawns can be conserved with an original package closed for 24 hours in the refrigerator. You can also keep them in the freezer, but obviously, this would kill all the taste of fresh prawns.
You should not shell prawn only if you decided to cook it on the grill. To consume it raw or fried, it must be peeled, so you have to remove the shell simply by making a cut in a lower part, at the direction of length. Do not forget also to remove the intestine, which contains sand and bitter substances.