Discover the benefits and properties of the lobster

When it comes to seafood, there are many exceptional ingredients for creating dishes of great culinary value. Among them are oysters, shrimps, mussels, prawns and scallops. However, lobster occupies a privileged place thanks to its benefits and properties - read on to find out more about it!

Why include lobsters?

This seafood is synonymous with sophistication and is considered a tasty delicacy. It is a highly nutritious alternative, due to its high protein and low fat content. In fact, it offers only around 90 kcal per 100 grams.

Lobsters are fished mainly in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic, and the best season to find them is from May to October. In terms of flavour, their meat stands out for its sweet and sour taste and its firm yet soft consistency. The tastiest meat is found in the tail and pincers, and is generally used to accompany stews, soups or as a main dish.

Fun facts

  • Similar to snails, lobsters have blue blood due to haemocyanin, which contains copper.
  • Lobsters normally have a dark bluish-greenish colouring and only turn reddish during the cooking process.
  • They are somewhat blind, as they live in a rather dark habitat at the bottom of the sea. Consequently, they use their antennae as sensors.
  • The growth of these crustaceans is focused on the release of their exoskeletons, a process they carry out periodically.

Benefits and properties of lobster

Lobster, besides being a delicious dish, is a nutritious food that can bring many benefits to your diet. And indeed, although it is associated with luxury, it is a food within everyone's reach. At Pescados y Congelados GuerreroWe provide you with high quality lobsters that you can have delivered directly to your home.

Omega-3 fatty acids

Lobster is popular for its high content of essential fatty acids, especially omega-3. This nutrient plays a key role in the health of the cardiovascular system. At the same time, it reduces inflammatory processes and promotes balanced cholesterol levels. In short, including lobster in your diet is a delicious way to get these essential nutrients without having to resort to supplements.

Reduced level of mercury

Mercury is a heavy metal that can be harmful to our bodies if consumed in high quantities. However, lobster stands out for its low level of mercury. Consequently, this makes it a healthy and safe option for those who want to enjoy the delights of the sea without having to worry.

Almost no saturated fat

Another of lobster's benefits and properties is its low saturated fat content. Compared to some processed meat products or certain red meats, lobster is a healthier alternative for those seeking to achieve a balanced fat diet. In addition, its low calorie content makes it an excellent choice for those who want to control their weight without sacrificing taste and quality. For these reasons, lobster is an ideal meal for incorporating high quality protein into the diet, without increasing consumption of unhealthy fats.

On the other hand, if you venture to prepare lobster at home, take into consideration the following essential recommendations. Firstly, remember that this delicacy shines in simple dishes, such as steaming or grilling. This way, by following this tip, you will not overshadow its exquisite flavour. You will also want to use side dishes such as steamed vegetables or fresh salads, creating a super-healthy meal.

Vitamin and mineral richness

Lobster offers a wide variety of vitamins and minerals that contribute to the overall well-being of our body:

  • Among the seafood, lobster is one of the seafoods that provides us with the most calcium. It is therefore an excellent option for preventing osteopenia and osteoporosis.
  • Vitamin B12 is essential for the proper functioning of the nervous system.
  • Vitamin E has a powerful antioxidant effect, which helps to keep arteries in good condition.
  • Their potassium levels contribute to heart health, as this mineral is part of the contraction process of the heart muscle.
  • Zinc, in addition to being a star nutrient promoting our body's defences, together with selenium stimulates the absorption of vitamin A, which is key to good eye health.

As we have been able to analyse, lobster is not only a culinary delicacy, but also has the backing of health professionals, being a highly recommended option. At our online shopIn our restaurant, you will discover the best lobsters available on the market, as well as an exceptional selection of top quality Galician seafood and fish to delight your palate and enrich your dishes.

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A Malaga-based fresh and frozen food distribution and production group with more than 50 years in the sector.

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