Food Fun and Facts-How to buy a Lobster and Lobster Recipes

Tips on Buying Live Lobsters

Lobsters are in season from June through September, but you can get them anytime of the Year.

August is molting time for a lobster.
This is when the lobster sheds his hard shell and becomes a soft shell.

You will find there is less meat in a lobster during the molting period in August.
That is why lobster is always cheaper in the market during molting season, because there is less meat in them.

The shell of a live lobster is usually a mottled dark green.
When the lobster is boiled, the shell turns bright red.

Uncooked Lobsters should be alive when purchased.

When buying a boiled lobster, straighten its tail.
If the tail springs back into place, the lobster was alive, as it should have been, when it was boiled.

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An Old Street Cry for Lobster!

"Who will buy my lobsters? Yesterday
These were down in Boston Bay.
Come, little maiden, buy one! Buy,
And you may suck his claws all day."

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Various reports have recommended that long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, particularly those of the omega-3 family, can actually slow mental decline and even reduce the development of Alzheimer's disease in older people.

These kinds of polyunsaturated fatty acids are structural components of neural membranes and are linked to some aspects of nervous tissue functions.

Different varieties of shellfish are rich in vitamins and mineral, aside from being very low in fat content.

Hence, these guarantees healthy skin and promotes good eyesight because vitamins contained in shellfish aid in formation and use of red blood cells and muscles.

With these kinds of fatty acids in the body, inflammation and pro-inflammatory substances in the brain are reduced from which Alzheimer's disease, a type of dementia, is linked.

With all these viable health benefits of seafoods, no one can ever smell something fishy when eating fish and shellfish.

Undeniably, seafoods are remarkable creatures marvelously made just for the health of it!
By: Coleen Panetti
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Coleen Panetti works for the seafood info directory

Recipe for Lobster Pie
Have the market steam the lobsters.
Most markets will do it for free.

Recipe for Lobster Salad
This Recipe is from
Mouth-Watering Lobster Recipes
By Stuart Smith

Recipe for Lobster Stew
Easy Recipe for Lobster Stew using Frozen Lobster

Recipe for Lobster Bisque
This Lobster Bisque Recipe is from
The Colonial House Inn Yarmouthport, on Cape Cod.

Recipe for Lobster Thermidor
Recipe is from "Chez Robert" of New York City from the 1930's

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Seafood has some pretty important health qualities.

Who says there is something fishy on fish oils, shellfish, and other seafoods when it comes to health benefits?

That is absolutely a fishy story.

Nowadays, people have come to realize the importance of seafoods in our diet.

Various studies and researches have proved that the best sources of good fats, vitamins, and minerals to promote good health can actually be found on different seafoods.

The only drawback is that it took so many years for most people to realize the health benefits of having seafoods in their diet.

So for those who still do not understand why most people are into sashimi and grilled tuna these days, just keep on reading and I will let you on for some secret.

1. Fish is your heart's best friend!

Undeniably, fishes are exceptional low-fat food.

The fats contained on fishes and fish oils are high in Omega-3 fatty acids.

These are polyunsaturated fatty acids known to protect the body against heart diseases.
These so called "good fats" also aids in lowering cholesterol, decreasing blood clotting factors,
increasing beneficial relaxation in larger arteries and blood vessels, and decreasing inflammatory
process in blood vessels.

2. One serving of fish two to three times per week keeps arthritis away.

There have been clinical trials that have shown that one serving of fish two to three
times a week can actually lessen arthritis symptoms by fighting inflammation, decreasing fatigue and reducing morning stiffness.

3. Some varieties of seafoods were proven to strengthen the immune system.
Studies showed that certain varieties of fishes and shellfishes have very high antioxidant E, aside from vitamins E, C, D, and A.

These antioxidants boost the immune system and also lower the risk of heart disease by reducing buildup of plaque in coronary arteries.

4. Seafoods in pregnant woman's diet make smart and healthy kids!

According to several researchers, the Omega-3 fatty acids found in different types of fishes and shellfish can be very vital during an unborn child's development in the womb.

It greatly assists in neural development as well as eye development.

There had also been studies showing how these essential fatty acids have a positive effect on Attention deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in children.

Also, a healthy diet for children with two to three servings of fresh seafoods per week can definitely increase their learning ability and improve their health in the future.

5. The fatty acids in fishes can alleviate the symptoms of depression.

Omega-3 fatty acids can also ease the signs of depressions in patients who do not respond to typical anti-depressant medications.

Studies showed that depressed patients who had greater amount of seafoods in their diet, particularly fish, had feasible lower symptoms such as sadness, anxiety, and sleeping problems.

6. Shellfish ensures healthy skin and eyes.

7. Children who eat oily fish may have lower risk of getting asthma.

Studies showed that children who were able to receive at least 300mg of fish oil a day had undergone noteworthy improvement of asthma symptoms.

This is because fish oils aid in controlling food allergens and environmental allergens in the body.

8. Fish heaters have lower risks of getting cancer.

The Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish are the essential components responsible for protection against cancer.

In fact, there had been reports that people who eat fish regularly have low risks of cancers of the mouth, throat, stomach, colon, rectum, pancreas, lung, breast, and prostate.

9. Fatty fish are best natural source of Vitamin D.

The Nutritional Value of Lobster

3-1/2 oz. of lobster meat have 90 calories.
Lobster also has Omega 3 fatty acids, which is a good cholesterol

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