Shrimps are considered to be great food option for those planning to reduce their weight. It has low calorie content and is also low in fat and most nutritionists include this in the diet plan of those who are aiming to reduce or maintain their weight. It is also a rich source of proteins and provides the essential health juice required for various body functions.
As mentioned above, the calorie content in a shrimp is quite low however it may vary based on its method of preparation. For instance when fried, the calorie content in a shrimp rises to a great extent and much of its nutritional value is also lost. While shrimps in boiled or steamed form offer much less calories. The calorie content in a raw shrimp also differs from a shrimp in its cooked form.
Four large boiled or steamed shrimps weighing around 0.8 oz contains 22 calories, 1 oz of boiled or steamed shrimp contains around 28 calories, 3 oz of boiled or steamed shrimp has 84 calories, three and a half oz of boiled or steamed shrimp contains 98 calories, 4 oz of boiled or steamed shrimp contains 112 calories, 6 oz of boiled or steamed shrimp has 168 calories, 8 oz of boiled or steamed oz has 224 calories and 1 Ib of boiled or steamed shrimp which is equivalent to 16 oz contains 448 calories.
A small raw shrimp which weighs around 0.2 oz contains 5 calories, one medium raw shrimp which weighs around 0.3 oz has 6 calories and a large raw shrimp which has a net weight of 0.4 oz contains 8 calories. Four large raw shrimps which weigh around 1 oz of raw shrimp contains 30 calories, 3 oz of raw shrimp has 90 calories, 3 and a half oz of raw shrimp contains 105 calories and 1 Ib of raw shrimps contains 480 calories.