For the classic Prawn Cocktail, our prawns are hard to beat. Simply defrost and mix with cocktail sauce.
Prawns are low in fat, high in protein and vitamin B12, vitamin E and selenium. They are also a source of vitamin B3, copper and phosphorus.
|Nutrient||Amount per 100g*||% of RI|
|of which saturates (g)||0.2||1%|
|of which sugars (g)||0.0||0%|
|Vitamin B3 - Niacin (mg)||3.6||23%|
|Vitamin B12 (μg)||2.3||92%|
|Vitamin E (mg)||3.63||30%|
RI = Reference Intake of an average adult (2000kcal/8400kJ)
*100g of cooked prawns
Vitamin B12 is needed to form red blood cells, DNA, produce energy and maintain our heart health. If we don't get enough, it can impact our energy levels, memory and mood - making us feel weak and tired. Vitamin B3 and phosphorus are critical ingredients needed to produce and maintain our bodies energy supply.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant that helps protect our cells from damage - 100g of prawns contain 30% of our daily reference value.
Prawns contain 55% of our reference intake per 100g for selenium. Selenium is partly responsible for the creation of thyroid hormones - the thyroid is the gland responsible for our metabolic rate and helps determine how many calories we burn each day.