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Lobsters are in & here’s some fun facts

Keats has had a delivery of this seasons lobsters, fresh native lobsters from our south coast. Now we really feel like Spring has arrived, as like many of us lobsters prefer the warmer weather!

With their arrival we thought it would be fun to share with you some lobster facts you may not have known:

  1. Lobsters were once considered the poor man’s chicken. In Colonial times, they were fed to pigs and goats and only eaten by paupers.
  2. Lobsters can grow up to four feet long and weigh as much as 40 pounds.
  3. Lobster meat is a great source of protein, providing 28 grams of protein per cup.
  4. If you hold the butter, lobsters aren’t fattening.
  5. Lobsters have poor eyesight, but have highly developed senses of smell and taste.
  6. Lobsters are nocturnal.
  7. When food is scarce, lobsters can turn cannibal and dine on smaller lobsters.
  8. Some people consider lobster an aphrodisiac.
  9. Their shells were once used to make golf balls.
  10. Lobsters grow by moulting, or shedding their shells.

It’s hard to believe these delicacies were once considered “poor man’s food”…if we were going to add an 11th fact it would definitely be how delicious they are!

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