When it comes to seafood, prawns are the most popular worldwide. Prawns taste great, and many cultures have long considered them a healthy food. Still, the question remains: “Do frozen prawns contain the same health benefits as fresh ones?”

In short, the answer is yes. In many cases, frozen prawns can even be considered healthier than “fresh’. It all depends on how and when the prawns have been frozen. At Markwell Foods, we are dedicated to bringing you the finest frozen products from across the globe. Our range of frozen prawn products tastes as good as fresh. It also offers all the health benefits of freshly caught prawns. Here is how:


All Nutrients Preserved

There has always been a myth that all kinds of frozen food taste bad and feel even worse. That might be the case when eating the wrong types of frozen food. However, at Markwell Foods, we ensure our frozen prawns taste great and are also rich in nutrients. 

It all comes down to the freezing techniques used. Snap-freezing is an excellent method to lock in the flavour, texture, and nutritional value of prawns. That is how our frozen prawns taste and feel, and they offer the same health benefits as fresh. 

Finding “fresh” prawns to buy in New Zealand is rare. Most “fresh” prawns you buy here are thawed, which means they gradually lose their nutrients until you cook them. On the other hand, our frozen prawns retain all the vitamins and minerals, like zinc, vitamin B12, and phosphorus. They are also high in protein and low in fat.


Perfect Addition to Any Meal

Unlike fresh prawns, our frozen products offer more convenience. They come in a range of sizes to suit all tastes and recipes. Our portfolio also includes raw and cooked frozen prawns and peeled frozen prawns for faster meal preparations. 

Making fish and seafood a regular part of your diet is a healthy choice. With the convenience our frozen prawns offer, you can easily incorporate them into your meals. You can quickly fry, boil, or steam them and add them to salads, pasta, or any other recipes you like.

Long Shelf Life

Our frozen products are easier to store than fresh prawns. They also have a longer shelf life, 18 to 24 months so you can buy and stack them in your freezer. On the other hand, fresh prawns can be kept only for 1 to 3 days. You need to buy and cook them quickly. Otherwise, you risk food poisoning. 

With our frozen prawns, you will waste less food. You can defrost them just when you want to cook them. We ensure they will always taste as good as fresh, so you will not need to compromise on freshness or quality. 

Relish the health benefits and taste of fresh prawns and the convenience of frozen ones. Contact us today!

There is no denying that prawns are one of the most popular seafood types around the globe. Unfortunately, not all prawns in the market offer the same great cooking and eating experience. That is why you need to choose your frozen or fresh prawns carefully.

Markwell Foods is a well-known and trusted name in the frozen seafood industry. We bring you the finest food products from across the globe. Our imported range of frozen prawn products never disappoints. On the contrary, our frozen prawns are full of flavour and have great texture, even better than ‘fresh’. Here is why:

Fresher Than ‘Fresh’

Many people think that all frozen prawns must have a disgusting, mushy texture and lack any sort of taste. It’s only true when using the wrong freezing techniques or letting prawns defrost and then refreezing them. Most ‘fresh’ prawns you find in the market today have gone through this same process. You will find the ‘fresh’ prawns stacked on mountains of ice, losing freshness every minute.

The only way to preserve prawns’ freshness is to flash freeze them shortly after getting out of the water. That is how our prawns get frozen in time. All the nutrients and flavour get locked in. So, you receive the frozen prawns with same-day freshness. So, they cook better, taste better, and feel better.

Experienced and Respected Seafood Buyers

Knowing how to source and deliver frozen prawns that taste better than fresh ones requires a lot of experience and resources. At Markwell Foods, we have been sourcing and providing frozen fish and seafood to the New Zealand market for decades. Over the years, we have mastered the technical knowledge to manage our cold chain in over 30 countries throughout the globe. We also boast some of the most experienced and respected prawn and seafood buyers in Australia and New Zealand.

Variety of Frozen Shrimp Products

With us, you will not feel limited to certain types or sizes of frozen prawns. With over decades in the food industry, we have developed an esteemed portfolio of frozen prawn products. Our frozen prawns come in a wide variety to meet all needs and tastes. From raw, whole frozen prawns to peeled frozen prawns, our products satisfy all requirements. For better convenience, we also offer cooked and crumbed frozen prawns.

Top Quality Shrimp

The great variety of our frozen prawns is not the only essential factor keeping our customers returning. We are also proud to offer the highest-quality frozen prawns on the market. Sourcing the best-frozen food has been our commitment right from the start. We never compromise on the quality or freshness of our frozen prawns. That is why we have developed strong personal relationships with the best-quality frozen prawn suppliers. For all these reasons, we have become the preferred partner for frozen seafood products.

Do not compromise on the flavour or texture of frozen prawns. Contact us now!

When it comes to seafood, prawns are favoured by many people worldwide. Prawns have an exquisite taste and high nutritional value. They also offer versatility in cooking recipes. That is why prawns are a must-have in the kitchen of any hospitality business. The question is whether to choose frozen or fresh prawns.

In general, frozen prawns offer the same benefits as fresh prawns and much more. You just need to choose a reliable wholesale importer of frozen prawns. Here at Markwell Foods, we take great pride in providing the food service industry with nothing but the finest products. With over 60 years of experience, we source the best-frozen prawns for our trusted brands. Here are some of the reasons why you should choose our frozen prawns for your business:

Fresher Than Fresh

Just think about the time it takes to catch fresh prawns, bring them to shore, pack them, and deliver them. By the time you receive them, they are not that ‘fresh’ anymore. Our frozen prawns, on the other hand, are much fresher. Using the right freezing techniques, we lock in the freshness, taste, and nutritional value of prawns.

You will be surprised at how fresh and juicy our frozen prawns are. You can guarantee a delightful culinary experience for your clients. Our IQF frozen prawns are also quick and easy to defrost. You can easily control the portion you need and defrost it to reduce your food waste.

Convenience and Variety

Unlike fresh prawns, frozen ones have a longer shelf life, so you can enjoy the best frozen prawns from around the world. Our frozen prawns range comes in many varieties.  You will find frozen prawns of various sizes, peeled, whole, raw, and cooked. That is how our frozen prawns bring more convenience and save time in your kitchen.

With the wide range of products we provide, our frozen prawns can be used in a variety of dishes. So, your business can offer a diverse menu of prawn dishes. You can always count on our frozen prawns to help you prepare a seafood feast in no time.

Steady Supply

Fresh seafood is highly perishable. It needs to be cooked and consumed quickly. In contrast, our prawns can be kept in the freezer for a long time. The prawns will remain tasty and nutritious. So, your business can stock up on our frozen prawns without any worries. You will not need to source fresh prawns every day. Our frozen prawns have an 18–24-month shelf life.

Excellent sales, marketing, and efficient distribution support all our product offerings. Over the years, we have also built solid relationships with our key suppliers and shipping companies. So, your business can depend on our steady supply of frozen prawns all year round.

Enjoy all the benefits premium frozen prawns offer. Contact us today!