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.
Anjali is a former private chef who is currently pursuing a graduate degree in nutrition, with plans to become a registered dietitian. She lives in Los Angeles. You can read more of her health-focused writing at Eat Your Greens.
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