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Sunday 23rd November 2014
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Why Do Lobsters Turn Red When Cooked?

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Why do lobsters go red when they are cooked?
Connor (aged 6)

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**Definitive**
Name: Rod, Walthamstow
Qualification: Biology Teacher
Other colours get destroyed by the heat but the Xanthines - which are red - are resistant to it.

 

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