Fished in the cold, pristine North Atlantic waters off Canada, our hard shell Atlantic Canadian lobsters come from one of the most lucrative lobster areas in Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast. Caught using wooden or wire traps by local independent harvesters, our lobsters are great tasting and have high meat content.
Lobsters generally grow out of and then shed their shells once a year in a process called moulting. As the shells grow back, they're soft, making the lobster easier to hurt — and harder to store and ship. A late moult means those shells had less time to harden before the province's southwestern fishing season started, thus creating a dip in supply.
While hard-shell lobster meat is considered to be the tastiest, it is also proves to be the most nutritious. Soft-shelled lobsters lose nutrients as part of the moulting process and absorb considerable amounts of water. Hard-shelled Canadian Atlantic Lobster maintains all of its nutrition and provides the healthiest choice for consumers.
According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Nutrient Database, one cup of cooked lobster (approximately 145 grams) contains 129 calories, 1 gram of fat, 0 grams of carbohydrate and 28 grams of protein, as well as 2% of daily vitamin A needs, 7% of calcium and 2% of iron. Lobster is also a rich source of copper and selenium and contains zinc, phosphorus, vitamin B12, magnesium, vitamin E and a small amount of omega-3 fatty acids.
From chix to quarters to halves and two’s, Metropolitan has the hard shell lobster to excite your most fervent lobster fan. Get ‘em while they’re in - call your Metropolitan Sales Rep today!