Lobsters blue before cooking and red after


Lobsters blue before cooking and red after Lobsters blue before cooking and red after

Don’t you find the metamorphosis of lobsters amazing? In your plate, a lobster sports a beautiful red-orange color. However, before moving on to the pan, the animal’s carapace was dark blue. Do you know why?


The orange pigment of its shell turns blue when it interacts with a protein.
Lobsters blue before cooking and red after

The crustacyanin hard protons to the pigment, resulting in the color change. Credit: Shamima Begum / Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics.


Before cooking

Lobsters blue before cooking and red after Lobsters blue before cooking and red after
Lobsters blue before cooking and red after Lobsters blue before cooking and red after

After cooking

Lobsters before and after Cooking Lobsters before and after Cooking

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