In the United States of America, shrimp is much beloved seafood, so National Shrimp Day is popular and relevant here. Americans argue this holiday is worthy of being celebrated several times a year.
The founder of National Shrimp Day is unknown. There is evidence the holiday has been celebrated since 2004. On this day, Americans love eating shrimp dishes: fried, boiled, baked, and with sauce.
Shrimps are unique seafood: a healthy, beneficial, low-calorie food containing lots of calcium, iodine, vitamins, protein, and omega-3. Health organizations claim Americans eat shrimp on average 2 times a week.
These facts are interesting to know!
- From all varieties of shrimp, the largest is black tiger shrimp, which can reach 36 cm in length and weigh up to 650 g.
- The shrimp is constantly in motion, which explains its meat density.
- The protein in shrimp meat is involved in the formation of collagen fibers, which means it affects skin health and youth.
- The pigment in shrimp heads has a beneficial effect on the heart.
- Cooking shrimp only takes a few minutes.
- There are lots of shrimp dishes: soup, barbecue, rolls, spaghetti, risotto, and salads. Taste something. It is delicious!
When is National Shrimp Day celebrated in 2023?
National Shrimp Day is observed on May 10 each year.