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Truth about…Shrimp

Truth about… Warning: It’s never my intention to ruin someone’s experience with food. If “we are what we eat” we should be aware of who we are and what we’re eating. This portion of the blog will focus on non-vegan food items that you may think twice about consuming. So if you want to be conscious about what you’re consuming, this is the portion of the blog you want to read. If you want to continue to eat for taste without an understanding of what you’re consuming…stop reading now!

shrimp cockroach

I got a few phone calls when I shared the picture above on Facebook, so I decided to do my first truth about… blog post on this food item. Shrimp is the most popular seafood in the United States, and I’m going to share 7 facts about shrimp that may make you think twice before ordering your next shrimp scampi.

Cockroaches of the Sea

Shrimp, lobster, and cockroaches are all a part of the phylum Arthropoda, invertebrate animals which have jointed appendages, segmented bodies, and exoskeletons (external skeletons), and are therefore related. They are known to spread severe disease to humans, livestock, and crops, and they are important members of marine, freshwater, land, and air ecosystems as they play the role of garbage collectors. 3

Speaking of garbage collectors, shrimp are bottom dwellers who feed on parasites and skin that they pick off dead animals.

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