Fresh shrimp have a slightly curved body, firm flesh, shrimp may not be large and the flesh will not be unusually thick.
You should choose shrimp with a flexible, intact shell. The head and legs of the shrimp must be firmly attached to the body.
Fresh shrimp shells must be glossy, smooth, live in the middle of the bright shrimp body.
Do not buy shrimp whose legs have turned black as this is a sign that they are damaged.
Examining the tail section of the shrimp will help you determine how fresh they are. To check the freshness of the shrimp, simply expose the shrimp to the light, stretch the shrimp body, and see the width between the joints on the shell and the flesh. If the joint is wide, it means that the shrimp has been stored for a long time or refrigerated. The narrower the shrimp joint, the fresher the shrimp.
In addition, when holding the shrimp up, if you feel a gritty feeling under your fingers or the shrimp are slimy, stick together when you shouldn’t buy them.
Fresh shrimps will have a straight or slightly curved shape. Shrimps for a long time, damaged shrimp often have a round body.
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