It’s National Lobster Day!

In addition to it’s absolutely to-die-for taste, lobster is one of the best sources of protein (at 28 grams per serving) and offers many health benefits[1] including: 

  • Significant amounts of B vitamins, including 17 percent of the recommended dietary allowance of niacin, 13 percent of the RDA of vitamin B-6 and 9 percent of the RDA of vitamin B-12 (which play vital roles in metabolism, neurological function, healthy skin maintenance and red blood cell formation)
  • Vitamin E, which is crucial to vitamin A and C absorption and the prevention of damage to cell membranes. Vitamin E is also a powerful antioxidant.
  • Large amounts of phosphorous, magnesium, potassium and zinc, offering 21 percent, 15 percent, 7 percent and 5 percent of the RDA, respectively. These minerals aid in bone health, cell function, glucose regulation, energy production and neurological health. Lobster also offers small amounts of other minerals.

Plus, Spiny/rock lobster (which has a sweet, firm meat) and American/European lobster (with a richer, more savoury flavor), both are delicious whole-cooked and used in a variety of recipes are also on the Marine Stewardship Council’s Sustainable List[2]!

Finally, from a socioeconomic standpoint, thousands of families make ends meet thanks to the 120,000,000 pounds of lobster meat fisherman catch in the U.S. each year. Due to the responsible nature of the fishing industry’s regulations, lobster is a sustainable catch. Profits from the lobster industry abroad have climbed from $335,800,000 in 2009 to $738,600,000 in 2014[3].

So eat your lobster!

But wait…not sure where to buy it, in the event that you don’t happen to be a resident of say, Cape Cod?

That’s where Get Maine Lobster comes into the picture.

I had the opportunity to try their lobster last year for the first time and to say it is fresh from the dock is an understatement!

Direct from the rocky coast of Portland, Maine, their lobster and seafood is hand-selected each and every morning.

A little more background from their site:

The best-tasting lobster comes from Maine…it’s the icy and deep Atlantic waters that make the meat sweeter than any other lobster in the world. If you want the freshest, best tasting Maine lobster and seafood…you’ve found it here. Order online 24/7 and enjoy fresh lobster straight from Maine the next evening. This applies to both live and frozen lobster products from our online store.

And, given that today’s practically a National Holiday, you’ve got to check them out. In addition to the most amazing lobster meat, they also offer:

FREE Shipping (starting at 99.99), Buy One, Get One FREE (starting at 109.99) as well as a deal of the week.

They’re a perfectly Paleoista approved source of protein, a delicious and healthy way to treat your taste buds while at the same time simply supporting a company who’s doing things the right way.

Check them out and place your order today!

Then click here for my recipe for Grilled Paleo Pesto Lobster!

Happy Lobster Day!

[1] Lobster Nutrition Information.” LIVESTRONG.COM. LIVESTRONG.COM, 02 Feb. 2014. Web. 25 Sept. 2015.

[2] “Certified Sustainable Seafood.” Marine Stewardship Council. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Sept. 2015.

[3] “National Lobster Day Is the Best Thing That Ever Happened to America.” The New York Times, n.d. Web. 25 Sept. 2015