Shrimp is a very healthy food that is high in protein and low in fat, but when deep fried can have as much fat as a donut! In one medium sized fried shrimp there are about 30 calories. There are 5 calories in one breaded and fried popcorn shrimp and 50 calories in one deep fried prawn.
Not many people consume just one or two fried shrimp at a time, so that number multiplies when many are eaten at one sitting. In an effort to reduce the number of calories consumed it is recommended that you avoid frying your shrimp. There are healthier options to preparing the dish. A jumbo fried shrimp contains the most calories because of its sheer size. To be specific, there is a bigger area to cover so more batter is needed. In one jumbo sized shrimp there are 75 calories.
Most people eat their fried shrimp with cocktail sauce or tartar sauce. When you add the sauces to the mix, you can expect to add an additional 200 calories to the entire meal.
If you are trying to cut back on your calories, reduce the amount of dipping sauce you use. You can also avoid the sauce altogether in order to cut the calories. Portion size is also important to reducing the calories in fried shrimp.
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