Seafood is an important source of nutrition for millions of people around the world. However, overfishing and unsustainable fishing practices have led to the depletion of many marine species and the degradation of marine ecosystems. This has resulted in a need for sustainable seafood options, with wild-caught shrimp being one of them.
Shrimp is the world’s most popular seafood, with over 3 million tons consumed each year. However, not all shrimp farming is the same. Wild-caught, sustainable shrimp uses selective fishing methods that target only the shrimp species being caught. This can help to reduce the amount of bycatch, which is the unintentional capture of non-target species. Additionally, using fishing gear that does not damage the seabed, such as traps and pots, can help to protect marine habitats. This is incredibly important to Heartland Foods and our mission to provide food that is not only healthy for our customers, but the planet as well.
Tomorrow, April 29th is National Shrimp Scampi Day and we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to use our wild-caught jumbo shrimp. Shrimp Scampi is a delicious and classic Italian-American dish that features succulent shrimp cooked in garlic, butter, and white wine sauce served over pasta. Shrimp scampi is not only delicious but also very easy to make, making it a great choice for a quick and impressive weeknight meal.
Heartland Foods’ sustainable, wild-caught shrimp is not only delicious but also environmentally friendly. By choosing our shrimp that is caught in a sustainable way, you are supporting fishermen who use responsible fishing practices and help protect marine ecosystems. As we celebrate National Shrimp Scampi Day, let’s take a moment to appreciate the efforts of those who are working hard to provide us with high-quality shrimp while also preserving our oceans for future generations to enjoy. By making conscious choices, we can continue to enjoy this delectable seafood while also ensuring a better and more sustainable future.
Five facts about shrimp and shrimp scampi to include:
- Shrimp scampi is a popular Italian-American dish that originated in the 1950s in the United States.
- The word “scampi” actually refers to a type of Mediterranean lobster that is similar in taste to shrimp.
- Shrimp are an excellent source of protein and are low in fat, making them a healthy addition to any diet.
- There are over 300 different species of shrimp, with some of the most popular ones including tiger shrimp, pink shrimp, and brown shrimp.
- The largest shrimp ever caught measured over 16 inches long and weighed over 1 pound.