One serving of shrimp, which amounts to 3 ounces, contains 0.8 grams of carbohydrates, according to CalorieKing.com. A single serving of shrimp also contains 1.5 grams of fat, 17.3 grams of protein and 129 milligrams of cholesterol.
The high cholesterol content is the chief reason why physicians have warned heart disease patients against shrimp, according to Healthline. Shrimp is otherwise an extremely healthy source of protein and nutrients, and research suggests that shrimp increases HDL, or "good" cholesterol, as well as LDL, or "bad" cholesterol.
The nutritional content of shrimp also depends on how it is prepared. Fried shrimp, for example, includes batter, which means it will contain a significantly higher quantity of carbohydrates.