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Identifying the Nutritional Value of Red Lobster’s Surf and Turf Menu Special

Identifying the Nutritional Value of Red Lobster’s Surf and Turf Menu Special

Red Lobster constantly features specific entrees highlighting some of their best meals. These are specials that usually run for a couple of months and these entrees are very popular because they combine the favorite meals of their patrons. Every first time customer should try out their specials if they want to learn more about the restaurant even in a single meal.

The current special at Red Lobster highlights their expertise in seafood and meat preparation. Called the “Surf and Turf”, each entrée consists of a specially prepared seafood and wood-grilled meat. Each entrée is usually priced under $20 which is a great bargain for customers looking to try the best of Red Lobster.

Nutritional Value of Surf and Turf

Weight watchers or simply those who want to control their calorie intake often take note of the nutritional value of their food and the “Surf and Turf” entrees are not exempted. In fact, it’s one of the most scrutinized meals from Red Lobster.

The calorie content of the “Surf and Turf” entrees vary because of the variety of ingredients included in the meal. The “Parmesan-Crusted Shrimp & Crab Dip” comes with 910 calories and 77 grams of carbs. If you want to lose weight, you might want to control your food after eating this meal because a person who wants to prevent weight gain is required to eat no more than 3,000 calories on a daily basis. The “Bar Harbor Lobster Bake” is also another entrée that comes with more than 900-plus calorie count with 950 calories.

Other Surf and Turf entrees such as the “Harborside Lobster & Shrimp” and “Grilled Maine Lobster & Peppercorn Sirloin” only have 530 and 580 calories with 35 and 33 grams of carbs, respectively. But even these entrees are practically diet-busters because of the heavy calorie and carb content.

The Healthy Side of Surf and Turf

But even though a single meal of Surf and Turf could mean consuming nearly 40% of your daily allowance for carbs and calories, it is still known as a healthy meal. Crabs, lobsters and other crustaceans are known for its rich content of Vitmain B12. Also known as Cobalamin, Vitamin B12 can help the body stay calm and at ease because it can prevent anemia, fatigue as well as depression. Deficiency in Vitamin B12 could easily lead to brain problems as well as malfunction of the nervous system.

Meat on the other hand, is a very good source of protein, iron and other essential acids. Protein can help improve body mass while iron helps the blood get its red color (and its darker pigment) as well as aid the body deliver oxygen to our cells. If you’re concerned about the fat content, the Surf and Turf entrees have very minimal fat. The entrée with the highest fat content is the “Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp and Peppercorn Sirloin” with 47 grams of fat. Aside from meat and crustaceans, most of the entrees in Surf and Turf are also served with fresh vegetables and they are also a good source of additional vitamins and minerals.

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