Shrimp is a highly popular shellfish, which is consumed all over the world. Shrimp muscle proteins are highly digestible in the human digestive system. The proteins are also rich in most essential amino acids. Digestion of the proteins gives rise to bioactive peptides, some of which can have interesting therapeutic functions in the body. Shrimp has also appreciable amounts of carotenoids, antioxidants, vitamins, particularly vitamin B12, minerals and also moderate amounts of omega-3 poly-unsaturated fatty acids.