May 9 is National Shrimp Day

Foodimentary - National Food Holidays


Shrimp, low in fat and high in protein and a moderate source of omega-3 fatty acids,

is the most popular seafood in the United States,

Did you know…

  1. The pistol shrimp can deliver an explosive attack hotter than the surface of the sun and loud enough to rupture a human ear drum.
  2. Every shrimp is actually born male, and some develop into females.
  3. Some shrimp are actually capable of glowing in the dark.
  4. Shrimp can vary in size from 1/2 inch to 12 inches.
  5. In some areas, shrimp served with the head still attached is considered a delicacy.


Today’s Food History

  • 1785 The beer-pump handle was patented by Joseph Bramah.
  • 1845 Carl Gustaf Patrik de Laval was born. A Swedish scientist and inventor. Among his inventions was the centrifugal cream separator and a vacuum milking machine.
  • 1914 R.I.P. C. W. Post (Charles William. He founded the Postum Cereal Co. in 1895…

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Beautiful photo Laura. My favorite seafood, so I will wait and have it on Mother’s Day instead of today.


    1. Happy Mother’s Day Jovina.


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