Lobsters have an interesting history as they came about when served as an exotic item on the railway. With railroads darting across country it wasn’t long before word spread of their delicacy which was unique only to the Northeast.
They are very fancy while an economical way to splurge and have fun.
Their anatomy is wild and unique: lobsters grow forever, taste with their legs, chew with their stomachs. Lobsters also regenerate limbs and can create up to 100 pounds of force per square inch between their clamping claws so watch out!
Nutritionally, lobster is a winner—it packs a lot of protein with minimal fat. While high in cholesterol (70% of the Daily Value), it also provides EPA and DHA Omega 3 fish oils known to protect heart health by lowering cholesterol levels.
A one cup serving of cooked lobster provides:
- Calories: 128
- Protein: 27 grams
- Fat: 1.2 grams
- Carbs: 0 grams
- Copper: 198% of the Daily Value (DV)
- Selenium: 190% of the DV
- Zinc: 53% of the DV
- Vitamin B12: 51% of the DV
Steamed Lobster is the simplest way to enjoy this delicacy. Grocery stores will steam it for the squeamish or those not interested in doing it themselves. Serve with a small baked potato and side of broccoli or side salad for a colorful, healthful meal.
Warning: Watch the amount of butter the lobster meat is dipped in as butter is high in cholesterol and saturated fat—1 tablespoon equals 100 Calories & 7 gm Saturated Fat, approx 40% of the Daily Value for Saturated Fat!