The world recognition of Seafood nutritional value for human consumption remain consistent throughout the time. Different informations and aspects have been studied and considered and generated various data sets but limited informations found about the biochemical concentration of various fishery species caught in the Pakistan. Therefore, the recent study design to evaluate the proximate levels of components in the edible component (flesh) of commercial shrimp species were studied. Four shrimp species; Fenneropenaeus indicus, Metapenaeopsis stridulans, Metapenaeus stebbingi, and Parapenaeopsis stylifera were selected for the assessment of proximate composition. The selected shrimp species were collected from the fishery catch of Korangi Fish Harbor, Sonmiani Fish harbor and Karachi Fish Harbor and Keti bander during Dec. 2015 – Nov. 2016. The estimated moisture contents were ranged (58.42–93). the lipids varied from (1.5–183.6 mg g-1), carbs ranged from (0.07–72.7 mg g-1). The statistically significant (P <0.05) mean value of muscles constituents were observed with significant seasonal variations in the Wet weight and total length of Penaeid species and ranged in between (0.62 g to16.57 g) and (2.3 cm to16.6 cm), respectively. The results also revealed that the studied species are rich in protein as it ranged from (97.2 to 347.45 mg g-1), therefor it is also recommended as best for human health due to fewer lipids with high concentration of good saturated fats in according to compare with other edible group of organisms like beef and chicken etc. The present study revealed the shrimp as the best nutritional diet due to firm and balanced ratios of proximate constituents.

Article History

Received: Oct 03, 2022; Accepted: Dec 12, 2022; Published: Aug 24, 2023