# What do the numbers on shrimp mean?

Table of Contents

## What do the numbers on shrimp mean?

Shrimp come in a variety of sizes and are measured by shrimp per pound. The number above and below the slash (/) indicate the range of shrimp per pound. For example 26/30 indicates there are between 26 and 30 shrimp per pound. So, just remember: the larger the count, the smaller the shrimp!

## What is the danger zone for shrimp?

While it’s safe to eat raw shrimp that is sushi grade, undercooked shrimp may not be safe to eat because at its fully cooked state, it’s technically within the USDA’s definition of “temperature danger zone.” That’s between 40 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit when bacteria grows the fastest.

## What are the numbers when buying shrimp?

The count refers to the number of individual shrimp in 1 pound. So for instance, when you buy 1 pound of 21/25 count shrimp, you can expect to get 21 to 25 shrimp. The smaller the numbers, the bigger the shrimp. Sometimes on big shrimp you’ll see a count that looks like this: U/15 or U/10.

## What is the largest size shrimp?

Colossal shrimp

What is the Biggest Shrimp Size? Colossal shrimp are the largest. At 8 to 12 shrimp per pound, these are the most toothsome, satisfying size.

## What’s the difference between 16 / 20 shrimp and colossal shrimp?

The seafood industry doesn’t standardize these terms, so while one brand or fishmonger might call 16/20’s “Extra Jumbo,” another might call them “Colossal.” Relying on the shrimp count instead lets you know exactly how many shrimp you’re getting when planning a recipe.

## How many shrimp are in a 3 oz serving?

Shrimp Sizing Chart Common Sizing Term (Varies) Shrimp Count Per Pound Approx. Count Per 3 oz Serving Extra Colossal U/10 2-3 shrimp Super Colossal U/12 2-3 shrimp Colossal U/15 3-4 shrimp Extra Jumbo 16/20 4-5 shrimp

## How many shrimp are in a you / 15 shrimp?

When you see a “U” in the count, it means that there are “under” that number of shrimp in a pound. The slash between numbers denotes a range of shrimp in a pound. So, for example, U/15 shrimp contain fewer than 15 shrimp per pound. 21/25’s weigh in at 21 to 25 shrimp to a pound. As the numbers get smaller, the shrimp get bigger.

## What do the numbers mean on a pound of shrimp?

Shrimp sizes are denoted in numbers, such as 21/25 or U/15. When you see a “U” in the count, it means that there are “under” that number of shrimp in a pound. The slash between numbers denotes a range of shrimp in a pound.