10 Interesting Facts About Shrimp

In honor of October being National Seafood Month, today we searched and found some interesting facts about shrimp.  The best seafood restaurant at the Lake of the Ozarks knows how to serve up the most delicious shrimp dishes once they are caught, but here are a few fun facts about these small crustaceans before they get to us.   



1. Shrimp are all born male, then mature into females.

2. They go through 16 different stages of life, from egg to adult. 

3. The longest shrimp on record was 16 inches long. 

4. There are well over 128 species of shrimp.

5. A mantis shrimp has claws that can break aquarium glass with one incredibly fast and powerful swing.

Mantis Shrimp

6. The pistol shrimp's attack is hotter than the surface of the sun and so terribly loud that it can rupture a human ear drum.

7. Without fins, shrimp don't actually swim, but when they do move, they can only go backward.

8. The correct term for raw or uncooked shrimp is "green." 

9. Shrimp are full of selenium, which is believed to prevent tumor growth and lower the risks of many cancers. 

10. They average only 7 calories a piece.  Eat up!


Now that you know a little more about this interesting sea creature, stop on by our Lake of the Ozarks seafood restaurant and give them a try.  A great place to start is our Shrimp & Oyster Bar.  We offer lots of variety on that menu:  New Orleans BBQ Shrimp, Shrimp Cocktail, Peel & Eat Shrimp, and Garlic Shrimp.  You can also find many savory shrimp dishes from our appetizer and entree menus.  

Make it fun, and try something new your next visit to JB Hooks.  There are plenty of shrimp choices to last you all through National Seafood Month.  After that, you can continue the fun and move on to calamari or mussels!  You keep ordering, and we'll keep creating culinary masterpieces for you.        


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