But what’s the real reason that we’re celebrating today? We’ve got plenty.
First things first, we’re celebrating how wild-caught Gulf shrimp are the best around, not just for their premium taste but also because of how healthy they are for you. Wild-caught Gulf shrimp offer a wide variety of health benefits by being a multitude of things, including:
- Source of iodine (an important mineral good for thyroid function and brain health).
- Source of Omega-6 and Omega-3 fatty acids.
- Source of antioxidants.
- Low in calories. 3 oz. of shrimp have only 101 calories.
- A great source of good cholesterol. Yes, a myth about shrimp has always been that they are high in cholesterol. And while shrimp have LDL cholesterol, they also increase HDL (or “good”) cholesterol.
Of course, always be sure that you go with wild-caught U.S. shrimp over misleading farm-raised imported ones since the FDA inspects only 0.1% of them. Luckily, over 15% of domestic shrimp sold in the U.S. travel through Biloxi and our processing plant every year. That means if you buy from Biloxi Shrimp Co., you can rest assured that you’re purchasing shrimp that grew up in their natural environment free from any harmful chemicals or antibiotics. The only thing they’re full of is delicious flavor and protein.
We’re also celebrating American shrimpers and processors who work to keep delicious shrimp on people’s tables. Shrimping isn’t just a job. For many, it’s a family tradition and lifestyle, with the tools of the trade being passed down from parent to child for generations. Biloxi understands this tradition better than most. After all, we were once known as the “Seafood Capital of the World,” and even today, the American shrimping industry is integral to our city’s lifeblood. When you purchase wild-caught shrimp from Biloxi shrimpers, you’re not just supporting an industry of hard working Americans. You’re supporting generations worth of homegrown shrimping. Families working for Biloxi Shrimp Co. have been in the shrimp business since 1926, surviving and flourishing for nearly a century.
However, most important of all, it’s the way all of these come together. We celebrate National Shrimp Day because wild-caught shrimp from U.S. waters are flavorful and healthy. Purchasing them supports American shrimpers and processors across the country, including right here in Biloxi, Mississippi. At Biloxi Shrimp Co., we’ve got over 95 years of history backing the most delicious shrimp wild-caught in the Gulf of Mexico.
Celebrate today by ordering our tasty wild-caught shrimp for yourself!