Everything you always wanted to know about shrimp

TYPE: Caridea

CATCH AREAS: Shrimp are found in many parts of the world, including Southeast Asia, North and South America, Europe and Australia. However, most shrimp intended for human consumption originate from aquacultures

PREPARATION: Fried, grilled, boiled, steamed or baked

TYPE RELATED: Shrimps are closely related to other crustaceans such as Crabs and lobster

RECIPE SUGGESTION: Risotto, curry or as a topping for salad - You can find Shrimp recipes in our world of enjoyment


Shrimp have a sweet, delicate flavor and a meaty, tender texture. Shrimp are popular worldwide due to their delicious taste and versatile preparation options.

Shrimp are crustaceans and are often also called prawns, gambas or crabs. They often live in groups and communicate with each other through pheromones and their posture.

Here's a rundown of some important shrimp facts and information:

A shrimp's body is divided into three main sections: head, breast, and tail. The head contains the eyes, antennae and mouthparts, while the chest supports the legs and pincers. The tail is used for swimming and can also be used for protection.

There are many varieties of shrimp, including king prawns , tiger prawns and deep-sea prawns . Most shrimp come from aquaculture , including our Bavarian shrimp .

Shrimp are an excellent source of proteins, vitamins and minerals such as vitamin B12, iron and selenium. You can find out here what makes our Bavarian shrimp so unique.

Fun fact:

Did you know that some types of shrimp have quite a bang? Yes, seriously. They are able to make popping noises to demarcate their territories or scare off enemies.