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DebNC84

Fresh Water Prawns - Violently Sick

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I recently purchased some fresh water prawns - i have NO allergies to seafood or fish, btw. I was SO excited about trying them since they were farm raised with no chemicals or antibiotics.  "all natural"  - they were delicious as promised.  I cooked them in garlic butter after peeling them.  split them with my husband  - he ate, I ate, three hours later I got sick (vomited until my stomach was empty), he didn't.  I have Celiac - he doesn't.  I was nauseated, no fever, no cramping and woke perfectly fine the next day and didn't miss a beat. 

I called the grower and talked with her for a bit today.  The prawns are fed a feed that consists of wheat and other ingredients - which isn't actually eaten by the prawn - they actually feed on the algae that is formed in the water because of the feed.  

 

question #1 - has anyone here had any trouble with prawns like I described?

question #2 - do you think it is far fetched to think this could be a gluten related issue?

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i get sick on any kind of seafood/fish that are farm raised.  i quit buying farm raised stuff a long time before i ever got a celiac diagnosis.  also, fish from china, vietnam, etc (swai, talapia <very very ill from those!)  i never knew the reason, i just always buy wild caught and i do fine with that stuff - lolz - never associated that with celiac/wheat.  (BUT IT SOUNDS AWFUL FISHY!!!! :D )  couldn't resist yuk yuk yuk ;)

 

organically grown vs. what alternative, anyway?  any fish growing experts out there?  

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I never even heard of freshwater prawns before. I'm thinking I probably wouldn't like them because I don't like freshwater fish, don't like crawdads, don't even like freshwater mussels. But that's neither here nor there. I would think that if there is wheat in the water they swim in, then you cooked them and THEN peeled them, some of the water with the wheat in it was still clinging to them and therefore was in the pot you cooked them in.

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I have heard that you have to clean these little buggers well. Even if they don't eat the wheat, they take it into the digestive tract. You have to get that cleaned out well and it can be kinda tricky. Maybe google it and see if there is a source. I will try, too.

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All you do is remove what looks like a black vein. That is their digestive tract. As others have said, clean very well in case the tract has torn open.

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i failed to mention that they are processed while still alive for 45 minutes in some sort of solution to "clean out" their digestive system - before their demise.  I'm pretty positive that this is gluten - the owner of the company is going to investigate into it more deeply.  

 

THE LATEST - today i broke out with a rash on my back / I have DH... sooooo.... :P  all signs point to.

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i get sick on any kind of seafood/fish that are farm raised.  i quit buying farm raised stuff a long time before i ever got a celiac diagnosis.  also, fish from china, vietnam, etc (swai, talapia <very very ill from those!)  i never knew the reason, i just always buy wild caught and i do fine with that stuff - lolz - never associated that with celiac/wheat.  (BUT IT SOUNDS AWFUL FISHY!!!! :D )  couldn't resist yuk yuk yuk ;)

 

organically grown vs. what alternative, anyway?  any fish growing experts out there?  

 

 

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