Did You Know – Shrimp
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The heart of a shrimp is located in its head and they have an open circulatory system, which means they have no arteries and their organs float directly in the blood.
That black vein that runs along the back of the shrimp is an intestinal tract and does not taste very good. While shrimp can be cooked and eaten with or without the vein, most people prefer it removed for taste and presentation.
Shrimp have ten jointed legs (five pair), three pair are for walking and two pair have claws and are used for feeding.
Shrimp have three body parts: head, thorax and abdomen and they have a thin and hard exoskeleton which you peel off before eating.
There are five pair of appendages which are used for swimming and carrying eggs. The tail is used for swimming as well.
The best thing about shrimp is how they taste! Below are just a few of my recipes using shrimp.