Accession Number : AD0287834

Title :   FREEZE-DEHYDRATED SHRIMP EVALUATION TO DETERMINE SUITABILITY FOR NAVY USE

Corporate Author : NAVAL SUPPLY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT FACILITY BAYONNE NJ

Personal Author(s) : MACNULTY, B.S.

Report Date : 27 JUL 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The suitability of freeze-dehydrated shrimp for Navy use was determined. Two types of dehydrated shrimp were tested: dehydrated raw, Type I, and dehydrated cooked, Type II. The subject items were compared with Navy issue frozen beheaded and frozen deveined shrimp. Based on laboratory and field operational tests, it was found that the dehydrated raw shrimp, Type I, are comparable to both frozen shrimp products and can be utilized in all Navy recipes, whereas Type II compared unfavorably. One pound of Type I shrimp, A.P. (as purchased), yields 3.4 pounds, E.P. (edible portion), which can be substituted for 7 pounds, (A.P.), of either frozen beheaded or deveined shrimp. For rate of issue, 7 No. 10 cans of Type I shrimp are required per 100 individual portions. The number of shrimp served per portion depends upon the size of the shrimp, i.e., 6 shrimp of 21-25 count, 7 shrimp of 26-30 count, 8 shrimp of 31-35 count and 9 shrimp of 36-42 count. The dehydrated raw shrimp costs approximately 75.8% more than Navy issue frozen beheaded shrimp, and 24.2% more than frozen deveined shrimp. Despite the higher cost, Type I shrimp were recommended for shipboard use since they are a dry stores item and can be used where freezer space is at a premium. (Author)

Descriptors :   *FOOD, *FREEZE DRYING, ACCEPTABILITY, COSTS, CRUSTACEA, DEHYDRATED FOODS, MILITARY RATIONS, NAVAL PERSONNEL.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE