Contessa is commited to providing healthy, delicious, easy-to-prepare meals, using only authentic recipes and wholesome ingredients. Our versatile dishes are packaged with separate sauce packets to suit your taste and special dietary needs.
contessaContessa shrimp has no saturated fat. It is saturated fat — not cholesterol — that is most responsible for raising your blood’s cholesterol level. A high level of cholesterol (not to be confused with dietary cholesterol) is responsible for heart disease. LDL (or “bad” cholesterol) can build up, clogging arteries. HDL (or “good” cholesterol) has the opposite effect, cleansing arteries. Studies confirm that consuming shrimp can actually raise your levels of HDL, which in turn will lower your cholesterol level and minimize the risk of heart disease. A Harvard School of Public Health study suggests that diets rich in HDL may also defend against Alzheimer’s disease.
Not all shrimp is fat free. However, Contessa is. Because it’s all farm-raised in a strictly-controlled environment and fed a high-protein diet, Contessa shrimp contains zero grams of fat.
Contessa Shrimp is naturally free of carbohydrates. Making it a perfect choice of protein for today’s low-carb diets.
Three ounces of cooked Contessa shrimp has only 60 calories. Lean beef and skinless chicken can contain twice that amount.
Contessa shrimp contains no preservatives, which are often used to mask unsavory appearance and artificially extend shelf-life.
The protein derived from meats or poultry contains difficult-to-digest fat and saturated fat. Since Contessa shrimp is fat free, it’s much friendlier to the digestive system.
According to the FDA, methyl-mercury levels in shrimp are less than 0.2 parts per million (ppm), far below the FDA’s 1 ppm recommended safety limit.
Contessa shrimp represents very few points on the Weight Watchers program. It’s Atkins friendly. And it’s accepted by the American Heart Association as part of a heart-healthy diet. Look for Contessa in the frozen food or seafood department at your local supermarket.