If there’s one item that tops every seafood list, it’s got to be crabs! Encased in its hard exterior is its fleshy, juicy, tender, and nutritious meat. We’ve all heard that seafood is healthy, and we should eat at least 8 ounces per week. But, what makes crabs so nutritional? Read on to find out:
They’re a Source of Protein
Did you know that crabs contain almost the same amount of proteins per 100g of meat? That’s right—that too without the heavy amounts of unhealthy saturated fats. A total win-win situation! Unlike poultry protein, crab protein is higher in quality. This is because crabs don’t have many connective tissues making digestion easy for old and young alike.
They’re High In Omega-3 Fatty Acids
All seafood, crab, in particular, is high in these essential fatty acids. Omega 3 helps in keeping your cholesterol levels under control. Balanced cholesterol means that you won’t have to worry about inflammation issues. This likewise helps in lowering your blood pressure and even prevents severe heart attacks and other heart problems.
They’re Rich In Vitamins and Minerals
Crabs are abundant in essential vitamins and minerals like vitamin B2, selenium, phosphorus, and copper. These play a vital role in ensuring the smooth functioning of your nervous system. Did you know one serving has crab has 1840 mg of phenylalanine? This is an amino acid that makes dopamine, noradrenaline, adrenaline, and the thyroid hormone. So with your weekly crab intake, you can expect boosted brain powers.
In addition to this copper found in crabs absorbs iron and boosts red blood cell production. This ensures that your blood has an adequate supply of oxygen as it circulates through your body. Copper also aids in faster healing and growth of cells during an injury or illness.
The phosphorous ensures smooth functioning of your liver and kidneys and liver. Well-functioning kidneys help in releasing the toxins in the body and increases metabolic rate.
If you’re looking for your weekly dose of crabs, Pappy’s Devil Crabs is the place for you. Our lead chef Pappy has worked for 30 years in the Tampa Bay area and is renowned for the best-stuffed devil crabs and mini devil crabs in Florida. Every dish is made with fresh seafood to ensure quality and taste. Our deviled crabs are loaded with exquisite flavors and seasonings, making them irresistible! One will never be enough. We also offer delicious crab empanadas and a range of island-style drinks. Call us now at 813-237-1968.