These small (penny-sized), orange-pink, sun-dried prawns are used as a flavoring in Asian and Latin American cuisine. They have a salty, fishy flavor and a chewy texture, and are used whole, chopped, or ground in soups, stuffings, stir-fries, noodles, and salads.
Prawns are a rich source of selenium, one of the most effective antioxidants at maintaining healthy cells. They also contain high levels of Zinc, which is important to develop a healthy immune system. Eating prawns helps build strong bones because they contain phosphorous, copper and magnesium.