White Shrimp

Litopenaeus setiferus

Also Known As

Northern white shrimp, Gray shrimp, Lake shrimp, Green shrimp, Common shrimp, Daytona shrimp, Southern shrimp

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



Year-round, with peaks in the fall.


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


Flavorful and sweet. Large white shrimp don’t develop the slight iodine taste of other large shrimp.


Slightly more tender than other shrimp, and their shells are somewhat softer and easier to peel.


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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