Brown Shrimp

Farfantepenaeus aztecus

Also Known As

Brownies, Green lake shrimp, Red shrimp, Redtail shrimp, Golden shrimp, Native shrimp, Summer shrimp

U.S. wild-caught brown shrimp is a smart seafood choice because it is sustainably managed and responsibly harvested under U.S. regulations.



Year-round, with peaks in the summer.


U.S. wild-caught from North Carolina to Texas.


Flavorful and sweet. Brown shrimp sometimes have a slight iodine taste.




Raw shrimp meat is translucent pink to gray. When cooked, their shells are pinkish-red and their meat is pearly white with pink and red shadings.

Health Benefits

Shrimp is low in saturated fat and is a very good source of protein, selenium, and vitamin B12.

Health & Nutrition

Nutrition facts

Serving weight 100 g (raw)
Amount per serving
Calories 106
Protein 20.31 g
Fat, total 1.73 g
Saturated fatty acids, total 0.328 g
Carbohydrate 0.91 g
Sugars, total 0 g
Fiber, total dietary 0 g
Cholesterol 152 mg
Selenium 38 mcg
Sodium 148 mg

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