Norwegian Deepwater Prawn

Norwegian deepwater prawns (Pandalus borealis) are left to slowly mature in cold, clear Arctic waters for a remarkably intense flavour. Frozen.

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100% Norwegian quality

Harvested in deep Arctic cold clear waters. The prawn fishery in the Barents Sea is sustainable and based on national and international guidelines for long-term, scientifically documented catch. The management of the northern prawn stock respects international environmental standards.

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Nutrition

Prawns are very low in fat and calories and high in protein and nutrition. The proportion of polyunsaturated fatty acids makes up about 50% of the fatty acids in prawns. 100 g of prawns covers the daily requirement of omega-3. Prawns are also an excellent source of vitamin E (approximately 4 mg/100g). Vitamin E is an important antioxidant, which enhances the body’s utilization of vitamin A. In addition, prawns have a relatively high content of calcium (about 34 mg/100g), a mineral that is important for building the skeleton. Prawns do not contain carbohydrates

Norwegian prawns are a true product of their environment – the cold, clear waters of our seas and fjords. These unique origins give our prawns their firm texture and characteristic light pink colour. In Norway, prawns are considered a delicacy, with a quality few other species can match. Allow us to tell you more…

It’s all about timing

Prawns are hermaphroditic, which means they start life as males, but transform into females later in life. These changes occur at different times depending on where the prawns are living. In the Barents Sea, the change occurs when the prawns are between 4-7 years old. In the North Sea, the prawns change when they are between 2-6 years of age. In the fjords, they change between 1.5 - 2.5 years. This is an important distinction for the management of our fish stocks, because only the female prawns carry the roe.

As good for you as they taste

Prawns are particularly rich in protein, which helps to build and maintain every cell in your body. They also contain vitamin D, which we need to maintain healthy bones; vitamin B, which can prevent red blood cell deficiencies such as anaemia; and selenium, a powerful antioxidant.

Serving Norwegian prawns

Norwegian prawns have a fresh, sweet and slightly salty taste, which means they can be served in a wide range of hot and cold dishes. The prawns must not be cooked and must be added to the hot dish in the last minute.

 

Norwegian Seafood Council