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Yellowleg shrimp (Mexico brawn ebi)

Yellowleg shrimp (Mexico brawn ebi)

【Nigiri sushi: Ebi/Kani】
What is Mexico brawn ebi?
This is simply known as Mexico shrimp. It is found on the west coasts of North and South America in the warm waters from southern California to Peru. The maximum standard length is 18.0 cm. It occurs at depths from 15 to 100 m, common between 25 to 50 m, in bottom mud or sandy mud marine environment. Juveniles are rarely found in estuarine environment. This is one of the representative types of imported frozen shrimp and has been imported in large volumes. It is often used for nigiri sushi because of the soft meat, good flavor and nice coloring. This is one of the highest grades of imported shrimp.

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Main production area

San Francisco Bay California to Chile


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