Maine Lobster Roll Kit for 6 Review – Healthy Shellfish with Plenty Attributes
Posted On May 11, 2019
Nothing beats having fresh, Maine lobster rolls right at your door! This do-it-yourself kit is perfect for the whole family, entertaining, and parties. You’ll enjoy an authentic Maine meal with Split Top Country Kitchen rolls, Cape Cod kettle cooked potato chips, and sea salted butter. Our lobster meat is fresh, never frozen and from lobsters cooked the same day so you’re guaranteed to get the freshest lobster meat. This pack is the perfect size for any occasion but you can always add more fresh lobster meat for bigger, fuller rolls!
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Maine Lobster Roll Kit for 6 Overview
According to Wikipedia, the American lobster did not achieve popularity until the mid-19th century, when New Yorkers and Bostonians developed a taste for it, and commercial lobster fisheries only flourished after the development of the lobster smack, a custom-made boat with open holding wells on the deck to keep the lobsters alive during transport.[
One seafood guide notes that an $8 lobster dinner at a restaurant overlooking fishing piers in Maine is consistently delicious, while “the eighty-dollar lobster in a three-star Paris restaurant is apt to be as much about presentation as flavor”.
I aptly named lobster a shellfish with plenty of attributes – as long as you don´t douse it in butter or mayo (read later on discussion of lobster rolls).
When people sing the praises of seafood, fatty fishes like salmon and mackerel seem to get all the attention. Though lobster can’t quite match those omega-3 powerhouses, it’s not without its unique nutritional benefits. So how can you harness the healthiness of lobster without the potential pitfalls? It’s all in how you serve it.
Nutritional High Notes
A 3½-ounce serving of lobster has 89 calories, 19 grams of protein, and less than 1 gram of fat, making it a lean, low- calorie source of protein
Like other shellfish, lobster is also packed with nutrients. “Lobster provides a significant amount of minerals, such as zinc, calcium, phosphorus, selenium, and potassium, as well as B vitamins,” says Faye L. Dong, Ph.D., professor emerita, department of food science and human nutrition, University of Illinois.
It’s also a low-mercury type of seafood. Mercury (a heavy metal) in fish is a concern, especially for women of childbearing age and young children because it can damage the brain and nerves.
Though it doesn´t contain as many of the healthy omega-3 fats as some other types of seafood you are still getting 83 mg in a 3 ½ ounce serving. “If you eat lobster one day a week and a fattier fish like salmon one or two times a week, you’ll have your omega-3 intake covered for the week,” says Eric Rimm, Sc.D., professor of epidemiology and nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
What about the cholesterol? Lobster gets a bad rap for being high in cholesterol. And compared with some other foods, it is. A 3½-ounce serving of lean top sirloin steak, for example, has 64 mg of cholesterol, and the same amount of lobster has 145 mg.
But a serving of lobster actually contains less cholesterol than an egg, which has 187 mg. “Dietary cholesterol isn’t as important as was once thought,” says Rimm. “In the context of an overall healthy diet, dietary cholesterol is not strongly related to an increase in blood cholesterol or heart disease.”
Saturated fat is the most important thing to focus on when it comes to managing
your cholesterol levels and risk of a heart disease. And lobster has practically no saturated fat.
Eating a diet that’s high in saturated fat has been shown to increase overall cholesterol levels as well as negatively tipping the balance between “good” HDL and “bad” LDL cholesterol.
That’s why the current dietary guidelines call for limiting your intake of saturated fat to 10 percent or less of your daily calories. Saturated fat has also been directly linked to an increased risk of heart disease. A 2016 study published in The BMJ found that those who consumed diets highest in saturated fat had an 18 percent greater risk than those who consumed the least.
But if you’re concerned about dietary cholesterol, pay attention to the portion size of your lobster. “It’s typical to be served half a lobster,” says Dong. “That’s about 8 ounces of lobster meat, which contains about 300 milligrams of cholesterol.”
The Problem with Mayo and Butter. They range from 600 to 1440 calories and 34 to 98 grams of fat per serving! Lobster certainly isn´t the problem: 3 ounces of cooked lobster meat contains 83 calories, 1 gram of fat and 17 grams of protein. It also packs in 44 percent of the daily requirement of vitamin B12 and more than 50 percent of the mineral (and antioxidant) selenium.
So if lobster isn’t to blame, what is? Heaps of mayo and butter are to thank for the skyrocketing calorie counts.
Lobster roll sandwiches, like the ones presented here, consist of lobster meat and mayonnaise filling served on a hotdog-like bun. A butter coating crisps the bun and gives the sandwich a rich flavor.
Because lobster rolls contain relatively high amounts of calories and fat, it’s best to reserve them as an occasional indulgence only or use fat-free mayonnaise and a butter substitute.
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