Fresh or Frozen Shrimp? Buy Frozen!

Fresh or Frozen Shrimp? Buy Frozen!

In the display case, fresh shrimp always look more enticing — and, well, fresher — than frozen, but according to the LA Times Test Kitchen, frozen shrimp is actually the better choice.

Because nearly all the commercial shrimp we buy are individually quick-frozen shortly after being caught, the "fresh" shrimp in the seafood case is actually just thawed frozen shrimp. Non-frozen shrimp are less convenient and usually more expensive than frozen and because there's no telling when they were thawed, they can also be less fresh. Oh, the irony.

Read more: L.A. Times Test Kitchen Tips: Frozen shrimp

Did you know this fact about fresh versus frozen shrimp? Which do you usually buy?

Related: Which Vegetables Are OK to Buy Frozen?

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