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Cooked Lobster
Male Lobsters will have thick small fins on their abdomens, while females will have finer, thinner ones. Female Lobsters have a bit more meat, and some people feel that they are often somewhat sweeter and juicier than male Lobsters. While that may be largely subjective, female Lobsters do often, however, have in them red eggs, which some people like. This is called either the "roe" or the "coral." It turns orange when cooked.

The green stuff inside is called the "tomalley." It's the same as the "mustard" of a crab; it's the Lobster's digestive system. Zealous Lobster fans relish its very rich flavour. Like a crab though, eating it may be less and less a good idea, as any pollution in what the Lobster has eaten will be concentrated in there.

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Mace has a flavour like nutmeg, because it is made from the same "seed" or "nut."

Mace is made from the fibre that coats a nutmeg seed. The fibre is reddish-purple and pliable, but turns brown and brittle when dried. One hundred pounds (45 kg) of "unpeeled" nutmeg seeds will yield only 1 pound of mace (450g.) For this reason, it's more expensive than nutmeg.

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