Fun Fact Friday: 5 Things You Didn’t Know about Crawfish

Crawfish season is kicking off soon, and at Razzoo’s Cajun Café, we just can’t get enough of those little crustaceans! In honor of our favorite time of the year – crawfish and Mardi Gras! – here are a few fun facts you probably didn’t know about about crawfish:

 

1.   Crawfish Come in Lots of Colors.

 

You thought all crawfish were red, right?! Wrong! In fact, crawfish can be blue, green, yellow, and even white. The common denominator: they all turn red when cooked.

 

2.   There are Hundreds of Crawfish Species.

 

There is not a one-size-fits-all definition for crawfish since there are over 500 species of crawfish worldwide! (This makes it easier to understand how there could be so many different colors for crawfish.) Over 350 of those species live in the United States, but surprisingly we only harvest and eat two of those.

 

3.   Crawfish Can Regenerate.

 

During mating season, those frisky little crustaceans fight hard for their prize, and sometimes this results in a loss of a limb. Never fear – crawfish have the ability to regenerate lost limbs!

 

4.   Crawfish are Protein Rich.

 

Don’t feel bad about gorging on a pile of mudbugs! Not only are crawfish rich in protein, but they are also a good source of iron, calcium, and Vitamin B. Eat until you hurt to gain the max benefit!

 

5.   Long Live the Crawdad!

 

Crawfish can molt up to 15 times and double in size with each molting! It takes about 4 years before they reach adult status, and if left in the wild, they can live up to 30 years!

 

Ready to try the best crawfish in Texas? Come into Razzoo’s Cajun Café this week and order a few pounds of our amazing Louisiana crawfish, served with butter for dippin’ and all the fixins. It’s a crawfish boil without any of the work.

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