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by 5 · June 19, 2014 at 3:29 AM

It's been a long time since I ate some shrimp. I want some astaxanthin and the best source I know and can find is shrimp, but if you know some other sources please add them here.The question is, should shrimp exoskeletons or shells be utilized in... (more)

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BobK 0 · June 19, 2014 at 3:29 AM

If you (or anyone oyu know) grows tomatoes...shrimp shells (ground up) are great for suppressing nematodes... mix them in with the soil when you plant the seedings.

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by 50 · January 06, 2013 at 7:25 PM

I often eat shrimp with the shells and tails on. A friend who owns a fish market turned me on to it... Lots of great flavor there and its a common practice in several cultures. Anybody have any idea what nutritional benefit they add vs shelled? ... (more)

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tbunchylulu 0 · January 06, 2013 at 7:25 PM

I know the shells/tails contain astaxanthin, a powerful antioxident. it is what gives them the pink color and is part of why some of us pay a little more for krill oil instead of fish oil.

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by 394 · November 13, 2012 at 7:40 AM

Is broth made from shrimp shells good for you? If so, what would you suppose the benefits are?

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bj__1 0 · September 29, 2012 at 11:55 PM

You can substitute crab shells for shrimp/lobster shells any seafood stock (AKA fumet) recipe. It's a useful base for soups, bisque, risotto, etc. Here's a basic outline: Break the crab shells into small pieces (using a roller), then place on a... (more)

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by 2198 · September 26, 2012 at 8:09 PM

Where is the best place to source shimp from? The gulf is full of BP oil, who knows the mysterious concoctions of chemicals in Thailand waters. What is the least bad source?

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Monte 0 · September 26, 2012 at 2:38 AM

Seafood Watch is your friend! http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/cr/SeafoodWatch/web/sfw_factsheet.aspx?gid=58 (more)

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by 3737 · June 03, 2012 at 9:05 AM

Where do you all buy wild caught shrimp? I saw a bag at Whole Foods and it was like $40 for what looked like 1-2lbs.

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AmandaLP 0 · June 03, 2012 at 4:26 AM

With anything, you can watch for sales. Whole Foods in NYC has wild caught shrimp on sale every few weeks for around $10. Some places have it lower, so shop around.

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by 3608 · October 11, 2013 at 8:34 AM

Do you eat shrimp shells/exoskeletons/chitin? Is it safe/okay?

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Matt_11 0 · January 31, 2012 at 12:05 AM

It doesn't sound palatable to me, but I don't think it's harmful. Chitin, which makes up the shell, is a polysaccharide of glucosamine. I'm thinking it's large indigestible. Some sources call it fiber, others claim humans have chitinase, the... (more)

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by 2930 · January 02, 2012 at 5:33 PM

I'm looking for a good paleo marinade oil mainly for chicken and shrimp, but also for red meat. I understand that olive oil is not optimal when cooked, so that's out, as are obviously all seed oils. Coconut oil is solid in the fridge, as is butter... (more)

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · January 02, 2012 at 3:43 PM

I've actually never used an oil in a marinade, sans a few shots of sesame oil, as it, to me, seems to hinder the flavours actually being enveloped by the meat. Kind of like a little wall. Definitely fat is used when cooking and I'll take some of... (more)

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by 453 · October 06, 2011 at 5:18 PM

possibly a stupid question. They just taste much sweeter than other meat. (Ex: scallops/oysters/etc are sweet which I attribute to their small amount of carbs). Thanks!

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · October 06, 2011 at 5:18 PM

Per my copy of On Food and Cooking, definitely worth owning or checking out from the library, why shrimp and crab taste sweet is because they are collecting amino acids in their tissue, as a way to balance the salt in the surrounding water. Their... (more)

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by 153 · August 04, 2012 at 2:02 AM

Hi Everyone - I'm allergic to shellfish, but the worst one is shrimp. Perhaps asking a naive question, is there anything I can do to eat them? I would love to be able to eat Shrimp and Lobster, not only for the taste, but the protein and variety.... (more)

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Kristen_10 0 · August 04, 2012 at 2:02 AM

Muscles and oysters are not shellfish, they are mullusks

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by 1458 · October 01, 2011 at 4:22 PM

I usually buy the uncooked wild version, but sometimes cannot make it to the store that sells that variety. I can buy pre-cooked, farmed, frozen version right down the street. What should I know about this variety of shrimp? I don't eat... (more)

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UncleLongHair 0 · May 24, 2011 at 10:30 AM

I have a "thing" about farm-raised seafood. There is farm-raised salmon, which sounds great on paper (cheap, sustainable, etc) but then you see this pale-looking stuff at the store, and realize it's the lightest shade of pink AFTER they add... (more)