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All You Need to Know About Lobster Meat

Published June 9th, 2021 by Contentdevpros

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A lobster is a crustacean that's usually cooked by steaming or boiling. You can have it as a main course, devour it as a hearty sandwich, jazz up a pasta dish or mashed potatoes, or relish it as a side with your eggs Benedict. Here's all you need to know about lobster meat. 

Nutrition

According to the National Nutrient Database of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), a cup of cooked lobster weighs about 145 grams. It contains:

  • 27.55 g of protein
  • 0 g of carbohydrate
  • 129 calories
  • 1.25 g of fat
  • 3 percent of an average person's daily vitamin A intake
  • 3 percent of a person's daily iron intake
  • 9 percent of a person's daily calcium intake

Lobster is loaded with selenium, copper, zinc, vitamin B12, phosphorus, magnesium, vitamin E, and omega-3 fatty acids. 

While it contains cholesterol, research shows that it's in the form of saturated fat, and it won't end up raising harmful cholesterol levels in your body, risking your body to a stroke or a heart attack. 

Health Benefits

Several research studies show that eating more shellfish and fish can decrease the risk of diabetes, obesity, and heart disease and promote a healthy level of good cholesterol. 

Shellfish like crabs and lobsters are vital for providing omega-3 fatty acids found in just a few foods. 

One portion (3 ounces) of wild lobster contains around 200 mg of omega-3 fatty acids, while the Maine lobster contains 200 mg of omega-3 fatty acid for the same portion size. 

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Diet

While many people consider lobster a decadent and expensive treat, eating live-cooked lobster isn't the only way to add this lean protein to your diet. Here are some other ways you can incorporate lobster meat in your food:

  • Add it to your pasta and rice dishes
  • Add chopped lobster to your salads
  • Make burgers or patties with lobster meat. 

Please don't drench your lobster in cheap butter. Many restaurants serve it that way. Instead, use high-quality, grass-fed butter and add lemon juice to accentuate the flavor. 

Risks

Shellfish like crabs and lobsters are food allergens. Therefore, if you have a history of shellfish allergy, please avoid eating it. 

Lobster also contains a meager level of mercury. Therefore, don't consume lobsters more than six times a month. Particularly, women must restrict their lobster intake if they're pregnant

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