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Advantages and Health Benefits of Eating Prawns

Updated on November 14, 2016
Very tasty and healthy prawns
Very tasty and healthy prawns

Why We Should Eat Prawns?

Prawns are usually found in the ocean. Usually they live up to depth of 50 meters and usually found in rocky substrate, or under the rocks or rock crevices. Prawns are usually found in all countries and nearly all the cuisines of the world lots of prawn’s recipes. There are two kind of prawns. Smaller ones and bigger ones which are called Tiger Prawns. Prawns are not only very tasty to eat but are very healthy to eat too. They are rich in very rich in proteins yet very low on fats and calories. It makes them an ideal food for those who want to lose weight. Even though Prawns are high in Cholesterol but they are high in good cholesterol and bring down the bad cholesterol. A normal size prawn contains about 2 grams of Fat, 30 grams of proteins and about 125 mg of minerals. This ideal combination of fats and proteins make it very beneficial for the human health. Prawns are also very easy to cook and they don’t take much oil or spices to cook them.


1. Selenium: Prawns are rich source of Selenium which helps to prevent the growth of cancer cells in the body thus it helps in preventing cancers in the body.

2. Fatty Acids: Prawns are a rich source of Omega 3 Fatty acids which is very good for heart. It helps in widening of lumen of the arties by removing bad cholesterol from the inner walls of the arteries. Thus it helps in reducing the blood pressure which in fact make the heart work less and helps in circulation. Fatty acids are also helpful in fighting against diseases like Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Also it is very good for the liver too.

3. Calcium: Since prawns are very rich source of calcium it is thus very good for teeth and bones.

4. Vit E: Vitamin E is found in good quantities in Prawns so it is very good for the skin as Vitamin E is used not only in treating various skin diseases but also gives a glow to the skin.

5. Vitamin B 12: Prawns are rich source of Vitamin B 12. B 12 is very useful not only in keeping memory sharp but also is very good for cardiac health and also is needed by arteries and veins to work properly.

6. Proteins: Proteins are the building blocks of the body. Body required proteins not only to be healthy but also to repair any damage that has been done to the body like an injury or regular day to day repair.

7. Calories: Prawns have very less calories as compared to most other meats and thus is very good for keeping the calorie count down and loose weight.

Though we can eat prawns as much as we like but since they are rich source of cholesterol too so they should be eaten in moderation. Also some people might be allergic to prawns so they should be avoid eating prawns.


The information provided in this hub is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult your physician, or health care provider before taking any home remedies, supplements or starting a new health regime.


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      4 years ago

      My Gosh, loved it. #sodelish #toogood #lovedit #prawns4ever

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      5 years ago

      I want to know; prawns get warm inside the body?

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      Indian Chef 

      6 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Moonlake for the comment and vote.

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      6 years ago from America

      I love prawns and shrimp. My doctor keeps telling me I should be allergic to them but I am not, something to do with a dye in xrays that I am allergic to. Voted up.

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      Indian Chef 

      7 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Marissa for checking the Hub and comment on it.

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      Marissa Buhalog 

      7 years ago

      We are prawn producing country because Phillippines is archipelagic in nature and we export prawns in other countries.Prawns and other sea foods is my all time favorite cooked or uncooked. We do hve lots of recipes about sea food that includes prawn and I'm glad that your sharing information to everyone about the health benefits of prawns.great job Indianchef.

    • Indian Chef profile imageAUTHOR

      Indian Chef 

      7 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Rajan

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      7 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

      Useful hub. Thanks for sharing.

    • Indian Chef profile imageAUTHOR

      Indian Chef 

      7 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks peggy. I love eating them too.

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      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      We love eating prawns or shrimp and use them in many different ways. You have just given us more reasons to eat them more often because of all of the health benefits. Voted up, useful and will share.

    • Indian Chef profile imageAUTHOR

      Indian Chef 

      8 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks manoj

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      Manoj kumar Deka, Guwahati 

      8 years ago

      God information keep it up...

    • Indian Chef profile imageAUTHOR

      Indian Chef 

      8 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Shampa. kelleyward, MGsingh and dinkan for the comment

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      8 years ago from India

      I was little bit careful with prawns and your hub really give me confidence to have it next time. The picture made my mouth watery. voted up and interesting.

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      MG Singh 

      8 years ago from UAE

      Very well written with a lot of info

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      8 years ago

      I'm hungry now! Beautiful picture! Great hub with valuable information.

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      Shampa Sadhya 

      8 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      Voted up and useful!

      I liked your hub because of valuable information and also due to my love for prawns.Sharing it socially.

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      Indian Chef 

      8 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks Jenubouka for the comment and yes they do have little high amount of Cholesterol so those who have high cholesterol levels should not eat too many to them but for rest it is very healthy.

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      Indian Chef 

      8 years ago from New Delhi India

      Hi cloverleaffarm thanks for the comment and you should try it. It is not only very tasty but very healthy too.

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      Indian Chef 

      8 years ago from New Delhi India

      Thanks iruvanti & QualityContent for the comments

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      Indian Chef 

      8 years ago from New Delhi India

      Hi my nurse, thanks for visiting my page and I am really sorry you are allergic to prawns.

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      8 years ago

      Awesome, awesome, and very informative Indian Chef! Many still assume that prawns are "bad" and often think they are not healthy especially those who are watching their cholesterol. I did not know they helped with cancer or had good amount of calcium. I always learn something from each of your hubs, this, again, was awesome.

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      Healing Herbalist 

      8 years ago from The Hamlet of Effingham

      I have never eaten a prawn, but looking at the picture is making me hungry. I would be willing to try it! Thanks for the info.

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      8 years ago

      Thanks for sharing. Seafood is so good for us.

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      8 years ago from U.S.A

      Very good info! Thanks!

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      My Nurse Says 

      8 years ago from Philippines

      I acknowledge the benefit of eating prawns, what's sad is the allergies getting in the way for me to enjoy them...


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