Who’s ready for some jumbo facts about shrimp? Here are five fun facts that show why shrimp are such a big deal.
1. Shrimp are nutritious!
One large (21/25 ct.) shrimp has only seven calories. They are an excellent source of lean protein.
2. The Gulf of Mexico produces a lot of shrimp!
The Gulf states produce 244 million pounds of shrimp per year. A shrimp’s heart is located in its head!
3. Shrimp is by far America’s favorite seafood!
The average American consumes 4.0 lbs. of shrimp annually.
4. Shrimp can be noisy!
Several species of shrimp can make a snapping sound that is louder than any other marine noise by hitting their large and small pincers together .
5. There are more than 2000 shrimp species!
There are thousands of varied species of shrimp worldwide.
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