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TC, lobster, and cholesterol


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TC, lobster, and cholesterol

Richard 16 | Jun 29, 2007 03:23 PM

I would like to think that "experts" in food would not continue to circulate the urban legend that lobster is a high cholesterol food. At about 61 mg per 3 oz. it is in the same ballpark as beef and chicken, including the lower fat versions of the latter. Not a *low* cholesterol count, but given that it is much lower in calories and saturated fat than chicken or beef it is, by those counters, healthier.

Shrimp, now, is much higher, but scallops are even lower than lobster.

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