The shrimp are all born as males, but sometime between 2 ½ years old and 4 years old, they switch sex to become females. They average 2 to 4 inches in length (5 to 10 cm.)
When alive, the shrimp’s tail is a reddish pink. When cooked, the tail turns opaque white with pinkish tinges. The shrimps are prized for their sweet, crisp, delicate flesh.
Northern Shrimp have moister flesh than shrimp which inhabit warmer waters.
Northern Shrimp is used in various Japanese Sashimi dishes such as Ebi.
Per 100g / 3.5 oz, cleaned and cooked: 90 calories, 18g protein, 2g carbohydrate, 1g fat, 63mg calcium, 140mg sodium, 200mg potassium, 152mg cholesterol
Sometimes also called “Pink Shrimp” or “Sweet Shrimp”, though this isn’t very helpful as a few other species of shrimp are also called this.