Tag: Why Lobsters Turn Red

Why Lobsters Turn Red

When you dig in to a plate of delicious lobster, the crustacean on your plate is a bright shade of red. However, lobsters in the wild look much different—they’re usually brown, green, dull blue or olive-gray. What causes the dramatic change? Science has the answer. Here’s why lobsters turn red when cooked: Lobsters have astaxanthin,… Read more »