On the grand scale, it's probably fine. I personally prefer fresh shrimp, however.
I got some organic shrimps from the supermarket. Ingredients: shrimp, salt, vinegar, natural flavor. What is natural flavor? Is this crap food? Would you eat it?
Got me~ I Googled *vinegar in frozen shrimp* and just got recipes. Checked my non-organic package of shrimp, it just says shrimp and salt. Sounds like your shrimp are already seasoned with something~ I would eat them but I wouldn't buy them again.
sketchy, but... fuck, i'd probably eat 'em. generally though, i like the ingredients in my shrimp to be: "shrimp."
from Shrimp Storage and Selection
Do not confuse the term "fresh" with never-frozen. Truth be told, you probably will be unable to find never-frozen shrimp fresh from the ocean these days unless you have a shrimper friend or net it yourself. This is not necessarily a bad thing. Nowadays, shrimp is harvested, cleaned, and flash frozen on the boats before they ever reach the shore. This makes for a fresher product, until it reaches the market.
Once it reaches the market, you are at the mercy of the handlers. If it goes right into the freezer, all is well. If you are buying from the seafood counter, there is no telling how long that shrimp has been defrosted, although icing it does help. You are better off buying frozen shrimp and defrosting it yourself in the refrigerator. It does not take long to defrost.
Last edited by Nady; 04-01-2012 at 11:13 AM.
Even though you would think everything is fine by the lack of media coverage, I would still be very careful not to eat any gulf seafood for the time being. If you can't tell where it's caught, you might be much better off not eating it.
Oil from Deepwater Horizon disaster entered food chain in the Gulf of Mexico
BP settles while Macondo 'seeps' - Features - Al Jazeera English
If you aren't getting them dockside off a boat nearly 100% of shrimps have been dunked in a salt or salt based preservative solution. I know, because I futilely read nearly every bag I see and there is always some sort of sodium additive.
I'm on a very sodium restrictive diet for medical reasons. If they add the sodium I can't eat it.
Let's just say I've been without shrimp for a while. Dammit.
“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.