Weekly Health Tip: What's in Blue Crabs?

Hello Marylanders! We certainly love to eat our blue crabs. Let's take a look into the nutritional value of our tasty little friends.

Blue crabs contain about 2 ounces of crab meat (about equivalent to the weight of 2 or 3 slices of bacon).

Crab meat is an excellent source of high quality protein, vitamins, and minerals. In particular, it's a great source of phosphorus, zinc, copper, calcium, and iron. Blue crabs are also very low in fat, especially saturated fat (the worst kind of fat).

However, crab meat is pretty high in cholesterol. Just three (3) blue crabs would give you all the cholesterol you should eat for one day! 

FoodNetwork has a great recipe online that I might try here! Share your favorite recipes as a comment!

1 comment:

LK said...

gotta love that old bay!!! Great recipe!

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