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Blue crabs high in vitamin B-12

July 3, 2009

crab nutritionfacts

The average blue crab contains about 2 ounces (57g) of meat, depending on its size. On average, meat yield is 14% of whole crab weight.

http://www.bluecrab.info/nutrition.htm

I was amazed at how nutritious crab meat is.  It’s almost pure protein.  Just one crab has significant amounts of minerals.  Most surprising is that it contains 103% of the RDA for vitamin B-12.  That sounds incredibly high.   Maybe that explains why people crave crabs.

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