• The American lobster, most commonly known as the Maine lobster since that is where the majority are found, is the largest of all lobsters. In fact, some American lobsters have weighed in at more than 40 pounds and reached a length of almost three feet.
• Lobsters actually come in just about every color but red. They can be blue, light yellow, greenish-brown, grey, dusty orange, calico and even have spots. However, they all turn red when cooked.
• How times have changed! While lobsters today are considered a delicacy, in Colonial times they were considered “poor man’s food” and served only to children, prisoners and indentured servants.
• This crustacean has remained relatively unchanged for nearly 100 million years, despite their unusual build. Its brain is in its throat and its nervous system is in its belly. They listen with their legs and taste with their feet. Plus, their teeth are in their stomach and their kidneys are in their head.
• Despite its rich, buttery taste, it is a low-calorie, low-fat source of protein: 3.5 ounces of meat has only about 96 calories and less than 2 grams of fat. Succulent and good for you? How many foods can you say that about?
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