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What is the nutritional value of lobster?

Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine
Lobster is an excellent source of protein, copper, selenium, and vitamin B12. In addition, it is a very good source of phosphorous. A 31/2-oz (100 g) serving contains approximately 98 calories, 21 g of protein, and 72 mg of cholesterol.

Atlantic lobster is one of the leanest protein sources available. It contains less saturated fat, calories, and cholesterol than beef, pork, and even the light meat of chicken. In fact, lobster contains 15 percent less dietary cholesterol than chicken. Given its low fat content, only 0.6 g per serving, the omega-3 fatty acid content of lobster is not as rich as of fish, but a serving contains 100 mg of omega-3 fatty acids per serving, of which 53 mg is EPA.




 

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