Black Tiger Shrimp


Seafood General Information

Black Tiger Shrimp

In a box of Black Tiger Shrimp some of the shells were thick and others thin.  Does this effect the quality? 

Occasionally you may find shrimp that have paper thin shells.  These shrimp have “molted” shortly before harvest.  All shrimp are in a continuous cycle of molting as they grow, meaning they are shedding their smaller shells for new thin shells that harden until the next molt.  Black Tiger Shrimp live in warm water and grow quickly causing them to molt more often than other species.  There will be no noticeable quality difference in a thick or thin shell Black Tiger.