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Crab

Crab

Description

The crab is an edible decapod crustacean in the Brachyura family. This is the only shellfish which is an excellent source of vitamin A. It is also exceptionally rich in phosphorus.

Available throughout the year, but is most plentiful in the summer.

Caloric Content

1
Calories: 71
Protein:15.6 gm
Carbohydrates: 0 gm
Fiber: 0 gm
Total fats: .51 gm
Saturated fats: - gm
Unsaturated fats: - gm
Cholesterol: 35 mg



1. 3 ounces, 85 grams

Vitamin Content

1 USRDA
Vitamin A: 205000 IU
Thiamine:.037 1.7 mg
Vitamin B-2:.037 1.7 mg
Vitamin B-6:.272 2.0 mg
Vitamin B-12:9.08 6 mcg
Biotin:4.54 300 mcg
Niacin:.934 20 mg
Pantothenic Acid: .54 10 mg
Folic acid: 3.6 400 mcg
Vitamin C: 1.8 60 mg
Vitamin E: - 30 IU



1. 3 ounces, 85 grams

Mineral Content

1 USRDA
Calcium: 391000 mg
Copper:.784 2 mg
Iron: .5 18 mg
Magnesium:30.8 400 mg
Manganese: .03 n/a mg
Phosphorus: 1861000 mg
Potassium: 173 n/a mg
Selenium: - n/a mcg
Sodium: 711 n/a mg
Zinc:5.05 15 mg



1. 3 ounces, 85 grams

Amino Acid Content

1
Tryptophan:.217 gm
Threonine: .63 gm
Isoleucine:.754 gm
Leucine:1.23 gm
Lysine: 1.35 gm
Methionine:.438 gm
Cysteine: .174 gm
Phenylalanine:.657 gm
Tyrosine: .518 gm
Valine:.732 gm
Arginine: 1.36 gm
Histidine:.316 gm
Alanine:.881 gm
Aspartic acid: 1.6 gm
Glutamic acid:2.65 gm
Glycine:.938 gm
Proline:.513 gm
Serine:.612 gm



1. 3 ounces, 85 grams

References

Kirschmann, John D. Nutrition Almanac: Nutrition Search. McGraw-Hill: New York. 1990.

Kreutner, Patricia A. Nutrition In Perspective. Prentice-Hall: Englewood Cliffs. 1980.

Rosenthal, S. Fresh Food. E. P. Dutton: New York. 1978.

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