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10 Fun Facts About Seafood

Chances are, you’re aware of the benefits received by consuming fresh seafood. From high levels of antioxidants to essential omega oils, the benefits are endless! At Main Course Market, whether you’re stopping in for a meal to-go or booking catering in Norwood, MA, you can be confident that you’ll always have the highest-quality seafood around.

In this article, we’re going to dive deep into the world of seafood and give you ten fun facts you probably didn’t know!

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Dieting? Choose seafood

A 3 ounce serving of seafood contains 200 fewer calories than beef or chicken. Not to mention a large amount of beneficial minerals and vitamin fish provide as well.

Blue crabs are like ducks

Just like ducks, the blue crab will only mate once during its life.

Each of a lobster’s claws serves a different purpose

Ever notice that a lobster will have one claw that’s larger than the other? Well, this is because the larger of the two claws are used for crushing food (like clams and crabs), while the smaller claw tears the soft flesh of their food source.


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Crawfish swims backward

Like the lobster, a crawfish uses its eight legs for different purposes. Four legs are used for walked, and four are used for swimming – backward.

Tuna are big fish

So big, that the largest ever recorded tuna weighed in at 1,600 pounds and 21 feet in length! However, the average tuna is only about 6.5 feet long and weighs a mere 550 pounds. Regardless of their size, tuna can swim up to 43 mph.

There are 8 species of Pacific salmon

While sockeye is the most popular salmon, there is also Chinook, Coho, Chum, Pink, Steelhead, Masu, and Amago.

Swordfish are specially equipped for the cold

Special organs next to the eyes of a swordfish help to protect their not only their eyes but also their brains in cold water. This improves the fish’s ability to see at night during its primary eating time.

Americans love shrimp

An average, out of the 5 billion pounds of shrimp produced in one year, one billion is consumed by Americans. These excellent ten-legged swimmers even have two national days devoted to them! April 29th is National Shrimp Scampi Day, and May 9th is National Shrimp Day!


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Scallops have their days too

In fact, one of those days is just around the corner! Marth 12th is National Bakes Scallop Day, while October 2nd is National Fried Scallop Day.

Fish are a box office hit

Although Disney takes credit for the majority of these famous fish, several others have stolen the hearts of kids around the world:
• Nemo (Finding Nemo)
• Dory (Finding Nemo)
• Flounder (The Little Mermaid)
• Cleo (Pinocchio)
• Blinky (The Simpsons)
• Don Edward Lino (Shark’s Tale)
• Jabberjaw

Delivered fresh daily from the Boston Fish Pier, at Main Course Market, you can have confidence in the seafood you’re eating. Next time you’re looking for catering in Norwood, MA, or surrounding towns, contact our team at (781) 821-0005.