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Delightfully salty with a slight hint of mineral sweetness, crab delivers all the appeal of seafood without the fishy aftertaste that some people prefer to avoid. Available in varieties such as Dungeness and Alaskan King, this crustacean is caught and enjoyed all around the world.
Historians believe that crab was one of the earliest foods enjoyed by coastal populations. Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of crab and other edible marine animals along the Eritrean coast. Additional archaeological discoveries from the Chesapeake Bay area suggest that crab was also among the most popular foods for Native Americans and early colonists.
Today, crab is regarded as a plentiful source of easily caught meat in some areas and as a delicacy in others. China is the world's largest exporter of crab while the United States imports and consumes the most.
You can find many types of delicious crabs around North America but the most common and definitely well known are; Dungeness, Stone, Snow, King, and Blue crabs. A Fish Company sells frozen Golden King Crab legs and claws.
Crab meat has many of the same nutrients as other popular types of seafood but with lower levels of mercury than Marlin, Swordfish, Grouper, and Tuna. Crab is rich in Vitamin B12, Folate, Iron, Niacin, Selenium, Zinc. A King crab leg (134g) cooked and served plain, provides 130 Calories, 2.1g of Fat, 0.2g of Saturated Fat, and 0 Trans Fat, Carbohydrate, Sugar and Dietary Fiber. One leg of the aforementioned serving size provides an excellent source of protein about 26g, though it is much leaner than the same amount of beef.
Contains Omega-3 Fatty Acids. Research suggests that Omega-3 Fatty Acids improve heart health, reduced risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease.
Rich in Zinc, Copper and Selenium. Boost your energy levels, this trio helps keep your immune system strong and support healthy bone mass, while also aiding in collagen production and iron absorption. These minerals also support brain health and cognition, as well as circulation and healing after an injury.
High in Vitamin B12 - prevents Anemia. Vitamin B12 and Folate, help reduce the risk of vitamin deficiency Anemia. Keep body’s nerves and blood cells healthy.
Phosphorous found in crab support the functions of Kidney and Liver that helps remove toxins from your body.
Excellent food source of Vitamins & Minerals.