What is Langoustine?

Langoustine is sometimes referred to as one of Europe’s most important commercial crustaceans. They do share quite a resemblance with crayfish in appearance. However, langoustines grow in saltwater seas and oceans, while crayfish reproduce in freshwater rivers and lakes. 

Langoustines are actually a related species of the lobster, with which we are all familiar, and go by the Latin name Nephrops norvegicus. However, langoustines are smaller than lobster, only reaching a maximum size of about 10 inches. Unlike the shells of lobsters, which change color when cooked, theirs have a pale orange color. 

The delicious meat in the tails of the smaller caught langoustines, which you can see promoted as “scampi” on restaurant menus, is particularly coveted and usually tasty. Surprisingly the larger langoustines may not be quite as tasty. They, however, provide more body and claw meat.

Health Benefits of Langoustines

Aside from being considered a delicacy, its thick and luscious meat provides various health benefits. Iodine, vitamin B12, copper, and selenium are all abundant in langoustine. It also contains a lot of protein, phosphorus, and vitamin E. It provides numerous necessary fats to the body as a good source of omega-3. According to studies, 100 g of langoustine contains more than 5% of the needed weekly amount of omega-3. Here are some additional benefits of eating langoustines: 

Maintains healthy skin

Vitamin E is abundant in langoustine. This vitamin is contained in your sebum (skin oil), which is responsible for keeping your skin moist. Vitamin E, because of its antioxidant characteristics, can also assist in treating numerous skin problems and minimize the effects of aging.

Beneficial for pregnant and nursing women: 

Langoustine, as a shellfish, has a lot of iodine. This mineral, found in breast milk, aids in the health of growing newborns. It is also known to lower the risk of breast cancer. This is why it is critical for breastfeeding mothers and pregnant women.

Maintains bone strength

Langoustine is high in phosphorus, which is essential for healthy bones and teeth. Its other minerals, such as zinc and copper, also play a key part in bone production. As a result, eating langoustine can help keep your bones strong.

Reduce the possibility of illnesses

The elements found in langoustine, such as selenium, vitamin E, and zinc, are essential components of your body’s antioxidant defense system. By protecting your cells and tissues from damage, they can reduce your chances of developing heart disease, liver illness, and cancer (such as oral, intestinal, and stomach cancer).

Langoustine at Mare Oyster Bar

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