As you crack that shell and claw, the shells instantaneously are set aside to be disposed. Other than protecting the succulent meat inside, a Lobster shell hasn’t served much of a purpose…until maybe now. According to the Concord Monitor, a firm in Maine has been researching the use of a lobster’s shell. The company is called Lobster Tough and they are a new start up that has discovered that a substance, extracted from crushed Lobster shells, can be used in bandages to promote blood clotting. The substance is also a great in preventing bacterial infection. Pretty cool!
The product is currently being tested by a processor in Iceland who says the results are promising. Creating a medical use for lobster shells would boost the value of lobsters and the industry. To read more on the science and details, click here.