The 8 Most Shocking Facts About Seafood Probably You Didn’t Know

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1. Eating Shellfish Only During ‘R’ Months Isn’t Necessary: The “r” rule seems to have originated with the Native Americans who passed the advice on to pilgrims and other international settlers. Back then, not eating shellfish during those months made perfect sense. All months without an “r” in their names fall around summertime, when algae can bloom and fill shellfish with nasty toxins that you certainly don’t want coursing throughout your body.

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