Crabmeat is eaten all over the world and there are 5,000 different species. The white meat which is supposed to be the 'superior' crabmeat and comes from the body cavity of the crab, whereas the darker pink meat comes from the claws and swimming fins.
The darker pink meat has a stronger taste and is less expensive. Crabmeat is a source of many important vitamins and minerals, is low in fat and has few calories.
Crabmeat also contains essential fatty acids including iron, zinc, potassium, magnesium calcium and phosphorous. The only down side is that crabmeat does have a high content of cholesterol.
|Crab meat||Per 100g|
|Energy (Calories)||80 kcal|