Rich in nutrients

King Crab

When the nutritional information of the King Crab is taken into account, you can realize that a part to be delicacy, it is a product with a high nutritional value because its consumption provides a good amount of essential nutrients for our body to carry out its biological functions. It is made up of 78% water and is rich in proteins, minerals, vitamins, and polyunsaturated fats, mainly due to the environment in which this crustacean is raised and its position in the food chain; that is to say, its nutritional benefits come directly from its diet, which is composed of minerals, plankton and algae. And what is even better: its meat does not contain carbohydrates and the concentration of saturated fats is minimal.

The calories of the King Crab are minimal. In fact, an average serving of 100 grams of cooked crab leg only provides 91 kcal, compared to 144 kcal that would add, for example, the same bluefin tuna intake, or the 659 kcal in the same quantity of Brazil nuts. In addition, it provides a high percentage of polyunsaturated fat acids, or what is the same, the famous Omega 3, responsible to maintain adequate levels of cholesterol. It also has a large amount of protein, almost 20 grams per serving (100 g), a similar amount that we found in tuna and practically the double of walnuts.

In terms of vitamin intake, King Crab meat is rich in vitamins B3, B5, B6, as well as vitamin C (up to 8 mg per serving). On the other hand, the King Crab, due to its diet, contains a large amount of minerals such as Iron, Zinc, Magnesium, Phosphorus or Potassium.

The King Crab contains a very small quantity of cholesterol only 53 mg/100g and in a much lower percentage than many other shellfish, such as lobster, which provides 145 mg/100g.

Average nutritional values (100g) Vitamins Minerals
Energy: 385.93 kJ / 91.26 kcal Vitamin A: < 0.1 mg Calcium: 59 mg
Proteins: 19.35 g Vitamin B1: < 0.1 mg Copper: 1.18 mg
Lipids: 1.54 g Vitamin B9: < 0.1 mg Iron: 0.76 mg
Carbohydrate: 0.0 g Vitamin B12: < 0.1 mg Magnesium: 63 mg
Fiber: 0.0 g Vitamin B2: < 0.1 mg Manganese: < 0.1 mg
Sugars: 0.0 g Vitamin B3: 1.34 mg Phosphorus: 280 mg
Cholesterol: 53 mg Vitamin B5: 0.4 mg Potassium: 262 mg
Salt: 2.1 g Vitamin B6: 0.18 mg Selenium: < 0.1 mg
Water: 77.6 g Vitamin C: 7.6 mg Zinc: 7.6 mg

Source: US Departament of Agriculture (USDA)

Snow Crab

Looking at the nutritional information of the Snow Crab, we realize that its meat has a good number of vitamins and minerals whose intake is essential for the proper development of our biological functions.

In addition, the meat of the Snow Crab does not contain carbohydrates or sugars, but it does contain a high percentage of protein (up to 23.7 g of protein per 100 g serving). It is a hypocaloric food since its consumption only provides about 109 Kcal per standard serving of 100 g, making it highly recommendable for weight loss or training diets. It is also rich in polyunsaturated fats of the Omega 3 type, the component that helps our body to maintain cholesterol at optimal levels, and which is only present in blue fish such as mackerel, tuna or salmon, in nuts and in certain vegetable oils, such as olive oil.

On the other hand, due to its marine origin and its diet based on plankton and algae, the meat of this mollusk has a high nutritional value since it contains certain minerals that are difficult to find in other foods such as Iodine, Zinc or Magnesium. It also has a high content of Copper, Iron, Calcium, Phosphorus and Potassium.

As for the vitamins present in the meat of the Snow Crab, it should be noted that it is a food rich in vitamin C and vitamins of type B, such as B3, B5 and B6.

Average nutritional values (100g) Vitamins Minerals
Energy: 459.11 kJ / 108.47 kcal Vitamin A: < 0.1 mg Calcium: 33 mg
Proteins: 23.72 g Vitamin B1: < 0.1 mg Copper: 0.62 mg
Lipids: 1.51 g Vitamin B9: < 0.1 mg Iron: 2.88 mg
Carbohydrate: 0.0 g Vitamin B12: < 0.1 mg Magnesium: 63 mg
Fiber: 0.0 g Vitamin B2: < 0.1 mg Manganese: < 0.1 mg
Sugars: 0.0 g Vitamin B3: 2.89 mg Phosphorus: 128 mg
Cholesterol: 71 mg Vitamina B5: 0.4 mg Potassium: 200 mg
Salt: 1.8 g Vitamin B6: 0.17 mg Selenium: < 0.1 mg
Water: 75.1 g Vitamin C: 7.2 mg Zinc: 3.6 mg

Source: US Departament of Agriculture (USDA)

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