Consumer Retail Facts/Education Food Service Videos Links Contact Us Home Sitemap
Atlantic Canada Lobster
Le homard de l'Atlantique canadien
L'aragosta del Canada atlantico
加拿大大西洋龍蝦
大西洋岸カナダ産ロブスター
대서양캐나다랍스터




Watch Lobster Videos


Tempting Recipes
Click the dish to
get the recipe...

Nutrition Facts

Consumers continually face a dilemma of including food in their diets that is both nutritious and good tasting. The meat from a hard-shell lobster is low in fat and carbohydrates while high in protein. In fact, it has less saturated fat, calories and cholesterol than many of our lean favorites such as pork, extra lean beef, and white chicken meat. At less than 100 calories per serving (89% of calories from protein), Canadian Atlantic Lobster is a great meal choice for any diet.

A comparison of some of the more popular protein foods is listed in this table. 


(click for larger version)

These foods were selected on the basis that they represent the leanest alternatives that would be sought after by health-conscious individuals. The table highlights that Canadian Atlantic Lobster still represents one of the most beneficial sources of protein. A single serving of Canadian Atlantic Lobster affords the lowest number of calories per serving; the highest proportion of protein, yet is the lowest in fat content (five calories from fat). More important is the fact that lobster meat contains only 0.1 g of saturated fats, 1/10 that of turkey (light meat), which was the next closest food. The level of cholesterol for Canadian Atlantic Lobster was among the lowest in the table and only slightly higher than salmon and turkey.

(click for larger version)

As well, the lobster meat contains Omega-3 fatty acids, which according to the American Heart Association, reduce the risk of heart attack. Because Canadian Atlantic Lobster derives almost all of its calories from protein, it offers considerable flexibility in satisfying dietary needs. For those wishing to lower their fat or carbohydrate intake, lobster offers one of the best choices for protein consumption. In addition, Canadian Atlantic Lobster can be used in a variety of dishes to provide a more balanced caloric intake.

Part of the nutritional benefit of the Canadian Atlantic Lobster is attributed to how they are harvested. In Canada the lobster fishing season is staggered around the summer moulting period, thereby insuring that the majority of harvested lobsters are hard-shelled. The process of moulting enables the lobster to grow by shedding its old shell. Lobsters in this stage (soft-shelled), will absorb considerable amounts of water, which impact both its taste and its nutritional content. A hard-shelled Canadian Atlantic Lobster will be fully-meated while offering maximum taste and nutritional value.

In addition to being a healthy source of protein, Canadian Atlantic Lobster is a good source of vitamins and minerals. It is high in vitamin B12, an excellent source of copper and selenium and a good source of phosphorus. Considering our lobster is low in fat, virtually free of saturated fat and only has 1 g of carbohydrate per serving it is plain to see that Canadian Atlantic Lobster is a great choice for any healthy diet.

 

HomeFrom Sea to TableLobster ProductsQuality AssuranceNutrition FactsRecipes
Sustainable FisherySourcing LobsterCookingLobster FactsHandling Lobster
DesktopsLobster BiologyLobster TermsLinksContact Us

© 2009
New Brunswick Department of Fisheries
Association of Seafood Producers, NL
Fish, Food and Allied Workers, NL
Government of Newfoundland & Labrador
Nova Scotia Fisheries & Aquaculture
PEI Seafood Processors Association