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Lobster Tail Nutrition Facts

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author image Patricia Zelm-Emmart
Patricia Zelm-Emmart is a certified holistic fitness coach, freelance writer, and yoga instructor through The National Exercise & Trainers Association (Nesta) in California. Zelm-Emmart received a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from Lacrosse University and a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Madison University.
Lobster Tail Nutrition Facts
Grilled lobster tails in a bowl. Photo Credit Evgenia Bolyukh/iStock/Getty Images

Lobster tail is not only lower in fat and calories than pork, beef, and chicken, but it is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids. By adding omega-3 fatty acid into one's daily diet it will lower your risk of heart disease. There are many different species of lobsters; they come in a variety of sizes, color and weights. Classic lobsters have the large, meat claws. These are called the American or European clawed Lobster. The warm water lobsters are called Spiny Lobster, they usually come from Florida, Hawaii or the southern California areas.

Calories

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there are 90 calories in 100 grams of lobster meat. Putting lobster tail with steamed vegetables would be a good low-calorie meal for those who are looking to stay healthy.

Fat

Lobster tail meat has only 1 gram of fat in a serving of 100 grams of lobster. There is no saturated or trans fats, which makes this a healthy choice if you are watching your fat intake.

Sodium

The sodium in lobster tail is 296 mg. in the serving of 100 grams. As everyone is trying to eat less sodium in their daily diets, lobster is a good source of healthy nutrition without the high sodium content.

Protein

Lobster contains 19 grams of protein in a 100 gram serving. According to Georgetown University, protein is needed for building and repairing the body’s tissues. Protein is vital to an athlete to increase muscle mass and give energy.

Other Nutrition

Along with the entire nutrients above, lobster tail contains high levels of Vitamins A, an important antioxidant, and B vitamins, which are necessary for metabolism. There are also sources of potassium, zinc, iron and magnesium, essential minerals.

Buying an Storing Lobster

If you are choosing to purchase fresh lobster tail, check with your local meat market or grocery store. Make sure that there is no ammonia odor to the lobster tail, as this will let you know it is fresh, and has been sitting in the store. It is ideal to cook the lobster shortly after purchasing, but it can be frozen. To freeze lobster tail, wrap it in freezer paper. Once it is tightly wrapped, then put into a plastic bag, and then into the freezer. Here is a tip, write the date you are freezing it on the bag with a sharpie pen. This will help you to use it before two months.

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