Prawns are marine crustaceans with an elongated body similar to the king prawn but smaller in size. Its meat is white, compact and very tasty, making it one of the most popular and highly appreciated seafood on the table.
Prawns have a high nutritional value, as they provide a considerable amount of quality proteins. Its fat content is low, although cholesterol and purines are relatively high. Noteworthy is its mineral content, with phosphorus, iodine and sodium.