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Shellfish, Lobster

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Description

Lobster, the king of the Crustacean family, is enjoyed around the world.

The most popular variety in the United States is the Maine lobster, or American lobster which is found off the Atlantic coast of the northern United States and Canada. Spiny lobsters - also known as rock lobsters -are found in the waters off Florida, Southern California, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.

Because spiny lobsters have no claws, the edible portion of this lobster is its tail.

In addition to being a delicacy, lobster provides an excellent source of protein, magnesium, zinc, selenium, vitamin B12 and niacin, plus a good source of calcium, iron, potassium and vitamin B6.

Ocean's Alive lists California spiny lobster and the U.S. Carribean Spiny Lobster as "Eco-Best"; Maine Lobster is rated as "Eco-OK"

Selecting & Storing

Fresh lobsters are available year-round. Make certain that lobster is alive when you buy it; bacteria form quickly in a dead lobster. A good test is to pick the lobster up - if the tail curls it's alive. Prepare the lobster the same day you purchase it. Whole lobsters and chunk lobster meat are also sold canned or flash frozen.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • High Protein Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • Protein
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
  • VitaminB12
  • Copper
  • Phosphorous
Good Source of
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Niacin
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • No Molds
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Coconut
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1 whole lobster

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Calories: 135

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 0 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
1.35 g
Saturated Fat
0.27 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.39 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.22 g
Trans Fat
0.01 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
0 g
ALA
0 mg
EPA
0 mg,
DHA
0 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
142.5 mg
Total Carbohydrate
0.75 g
Net Carbohydrate
0.75 g
Sugars
0 g
Fiber
0 g
Protein
28.2 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
105 IU
2%
Vitamin C
0 mg
0%
Vitamin D
1.5 IU
0%
Vitamin E
2.21 IU
7%
Vitamin B6
0.09 mg
4%
Vitamin B12
1.4 mcg
23%
Vitamin K
0.15 mg
0%
Folate
13.5 mcg
3%
Niacin
2.18 mg
11%
Riboflavin
0.07 mg
4%
Thiamin
0.01 mg
1%
Choline
121.35 mg
22%
Minerals
Calcium
72 mg
7%
Copper
2.49 mg
125%
Iron
0.45 mg
2%
Magnesium
40.5 mg
10%
Manganese
0.08 mg
4%
Phosphorous
216 mg
22%
Potassium
412.5 mg
12%
Selenium
62.1 mcg
89%
Sodium
444 mg
18%
Zinc
4.53 mg
30%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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