At Maine-ly Sandwiches in Houston, we know all about lobster. Mostly, we know how delicious it is sitting on a roll, slathered in butter and tossed with mayo. We’re betting you agree with our assessment. But we aren’t just the proprietors of an east coast style deli, we also are fond of all things lobster trivia! Okay, not really, but we do have some fun facts about lobsters that are sure to make you a hit at your next event.
Fun Facts About Lobsters
They keep growing and growing…
Research suggests that lobsters will continue to grow so long as they have room to stretch out. This is similar to the way crocodiles, alligators, and goldfish will grow to suit their environment.
Lobster meat is a fantastic source of protein. In a one cup serving, there is approximately 28 grams of protein. Lobster meat is also high in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids. Delicious and nutritious!
Lobsters can actually taste with their legs. They have tiny chemosensory hairs on their legs and feet that they use to identify nearby food sources.
Tasty and Sporty
Shells that are left over from the processing of lobsters are typically thrown into landfills. To help limit the amount of waste being generated by the consumption of lobsters, a professor from the University of Maine created a golf ball whose core is made from lobster shells. Because they are biodegradable, they can be used on cruise ships or near natural bodies of water.
Feeling No Pain
It is actually a myth that lobsters scream in pain during the boiling process. What you are actually hearing is the air escaping from their stomachs. Lobsters don’t have vocal chords, and it is also worth noting that they can’t process pain.
It’s no secret that Maine-ly Sandwiches has some of the best lobster rolls around. But don’t take our word for it! With two Houston locations, we are ready to serve you a little taste of the east coast right here, right now. Once you try our lobster rolls, you’ll never be satisfied with any other kind again.