These local dried shrimps are caught in Malaysia. They are then soaked in salt water and sun-dried.When added to a dish, it adds an umami taste and a little bit of a crunchy texture. It is high in vitamin B-12, fatty acids, and tryptophan.
Keep the shrimps in an air-tight container and stored in the refridgerator.
To prepare them for cooking, rehydrate the shrimps by putting them in a bowl of water. Water should just be enough to covered the shrimps as throwing away the excess water can make it lose its flavours and nutrients. Leave it to soak.
What benefits are there to eating local dried shrimps?
Given its high vitamin content, it can help to improve eyesight. The vitamin B-12 and omega-3 fatty acids help to maintain brain health. Dried shrimps also contain tryptophan, a substance that can trigger serotonin to boost one’s mood. Moreover, shrimps are known to have anti-aging properties.
Is there a difference between our ‘local dried shrimps’ and ‘dried shrimps’?
Yes, there is a slight difference. Though both would have about the same nutritional value, local dried shrimps tend to be more flavourful! There’s also a slight price difference as local dried shrimps are harder to get.