American Lobster

Homarus americanus

Also Known As


U.S. wild-caught American lobster is a smart seafood choice because it is sustainably managed and responsibly harvested under U.S. regulations.



Year-round. In New England, where most lobsters are landed, the peak harvest season extends from May to November.


U.S. wild-caught from Maine to North Carolina.


Mild and sweet.


The meat is firm and somewhat fibrous. The tail meat is firmer than the meat from the claws.


The meat is white with red tinges.

Health Benefits

Lobster is low in saturated fat and is a very good source of protein and selenium. The FDA advises consumers to not eat the tomalley, the light-green substance found in the lobster.

Health & Nutrition

Nutrition facts

Serving weight 100 g (raw)
Amount per serving
Calories 90
Protein 18.80 g
Fat, total 0.9 g
Saturated fatty acids, total 0.18 g
Carbohydrate 0.5 g
Sugars, total 0 g
Fiber, total dietary 0 g
Cholesterol 95 mg
Selenium 41.4 mcg
Sodium 296 mg

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