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Why do prawns smell?

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Fresh shrimp should have little to no odor and smell slightly salty, like sea water. If the shrimp smells like ammonia, or if it generally smells slightly "off," don't purchase it. The ammonia or "off" smell is caused by the growth of bacteria in the spoiled shrimp, which is likely to cause food poisoning if eaten.

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