Nutrition

Lobster is good for you!

Lobster is not only delicious, but — bonus — it’s good for you!

Prince Edward Island lobster is

  • Low in fat and carbohydrates
  • High in protein
  • High in vitamin B12

Plus lobster is an excellent source of copper, selenium, and heart-healthy Omega-3 fatty acids, and also contains zinc, phosphorus, magnesium, and vitamin E.

A serving of lobster provides 3 percent of a person’s daily vitamin A needs, 9 percent of daily calcium, and 3 percent of daily iron.

Losing weight? Lobster has fewer than 100 calories per 100 gm. A serving of lobster has 27.55 gm of protein, 0 gm of carbohydrate and 1.25 gm of fat. Lobster is not a significant source of saturated fat, but for anyone on a low-carb, ketogenic-type diet, lobster is a perfect meal to include in the program!

Do You Know Lobster?

It takes 5 to 7 years for a lobster to grow to legal size or about one pound.

True – Reaching One Pound Takes 5 to 7 Years

To reach one pound of weight, it takes 5-7 years. The legal size for catching lobster is based on the physical size of the lobster, but legally sized lobsters are normally close to one pound. Lobsters that have not reached the legal size are returned to the water. This limit is vigorously enforced in Prince Edward Island, and is a key component of ensuring the lobster fishery is sustainable.