Lobster Health Benefits

Lobster is a type of shellfish. Canadian lobsters are cold water lobsters, which feature harder shells and are known for their sweet, tender meat. While cold water lobster meat is tender, succulent, as well as hearty, it is also firmer, meaning the meat breaks off in hunks that are perfect for a lobster roll or to add to a favorite recipe. Cold water lobsters also get larger, offering more meat.

Lobster is a rich source of Copper and Selenium and also contains Zinc, Phosphorus, Vitamin B12, Magnesium, Vitamin E, and a small amount of Omega-3 fatty acids.



Lobsters are known for their sweet, rich flavor and savory texture. Because lobster meat is naturally flavorful, it's delicious with simple preparation methods; that is typically prepared by boiling or steaming or grilled. It is among the more expensive seafood options, and people consider it to be a delicacy. It can be eaten as a main course, enjoyed as a sandwich filler, or added to rich dishes like pasta, mashed potatoes, and eggs Benedict. The lobster tail is the sweetest part.



As is the case with other popular varieties of shellfish, there is also a serious concern about lobster consumption: allergy. Shellfish are one of the most common allergens in the human diet, and this is especially true for crustacean species such as crab, lobster, and shrimp.


Health Benefits
  1. Lobster is a rich source of Protein.

  2. Lobster is high in Copper and Selenium.

  3. Lobster shells contain Antioxidants.

  4. Omega-3 Fatty Acids.

  5. Supports immune system function [1].

  6. May lower risk of prostate cancer [2].

  7. Lobster is an extraordinary source of choline supports a healthy pregnancy [3].

  8. Reduces cognitive decline [3].

  9. Aids Thyroid function [4].

Lobster Nutrition Facts

Lobster Vitamins and Minerals 1

Lobster Vitamins and Minerals 2


  1. Zinc: Fact Sheet for Health Professionals. National Institutes of Health. Office of Dietary Supplements. Updated 2020.

  2. Omega-3 Fatty Acids: An Essential Contribution. Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Updated 2020.

  3. Neuroprotective actions of dietary choline. Nutrients. 2017;9(8). doi:10.3390/nu9080815. Blusztajn JK, Slack BE, Mellott TJ.

  4. Thyroid Issues? What You Should Know About Foods and Supplements to Avoid. Cleveland Clinic. Updated 2019.