CRAB HEALTH BENEFITS AND NUTRITION FACTS

Posted in SEA FOOD AND SEA VEGETABLES HEALTH BENEFITS AND MINERALS

Nutrition Facts:

PRINCIPLE

NUTRIENT VALUE

PERCENTAGE OF RDA           

Calories

97

% Daily Value*

Total Fat

1.54g

2%

·         Saturated Fat

0.133g

1%

Cholestero

l 53mg

18%

Sodium

1072mg

45%

Total Carbohydrate

0g

~%

    Dietary Fiber

0g

~%

    Sugar

~g

~

Protein

19.4g

~

Vitamin A

 

1%               

Vitamin C

 

13%   

Calcium

 

6%           

Iron

 

4%                                           

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

VITAMINS

Vitamin A

29IU

1%

·         Retinol equivalents

9μg

~

·         Retinol

9μg

~

·         Alpha-carotene

~μg

~

·         Beta-carotene

~μg

~

·         Beta-cryptoxanthin

~μg

~

Vitamin C

7.6mg

13%

Vitamin D

~IU (~μg)

~%

·         D2 Ergocalciferol

~IU (~μg)

 

·         D3 Cholecalciferol

~IU (~μg)

 

Vitamin E

~mg

~%

Vitamin K

~μg

~%

·         K1 - Dihydrophylloquinone

~μg

~

·         K2 - Menaquinone-4

~μg

~

Vitamin B12

11.5μg

192%

Thiamin

0.053mg

4%

Riboflavin

0.055mg

3%

Niacin

1.34mg

7%

Pantothenic acid

0.4mg

4%

Vitamin B6

0.18mg

9%

Folate

51μg

13%

·         Folic Acid

0μg

~

·         Food Folate

51μg

~

·         Dietary FolateEquivalents

51μg

~

Choline

~mg

~

Lycopene

~μg

~

Lutein+zeazanthin

~μg

~

MINERALS

Calcium

59mg

6%

Iron

0.76mg

4%

Magnesium

63mg

16%

Phosphorus

280mg

28%

Sodium

1072mg

45%

Potassium

262mg

7%

Zinc

7.62mg

51%

Copper

1.182mg

59%

Manganese

0.04mg

2%

Selenium

40μg

57%

Water

77.55g

~

Ash

1.85g

~

FATTY ACIDS

Omega 3 to Omega 6 Ratio

23.65

 

Omega 6 to Omega 3 Ratio

0.04

 

Total Omega 3s

473mg

 

18D3 Linolenic

14mg

 

18D3CN3 Alpha Linolenic(ALA)

~mg

 

18D4 Stearidonic (SDA)

15mg

 

20D3N3 Eicosatrienoic

~mg

 

20D5 Eicosapentaenoic(EPA)

295mg

 

22D5 Docosapentaenoic(DPA)

31mg

 

22D6 Docosahexaenoic(DHA)

118mg

 

Total Omega 6s

20mg

 

18D2

20mg

 

18D2CN6 Linoleic(LA)

~mg

 

18D2CLA Conjugated Linoleic(CLA)

~mg

 

18D3CN6 Gamma-linolenic (GLA)

~mg

 

20D2CN6 Eicosadienoic

~mg

 

20D3N6Di-homo-gamma-linolenic (DGLA)

~mg

 

20D4N6 Arachidonic (AA)

~mg

 

22D4 Adrenic (AA)

~mg

 

ESSENTIAL AMINO ACIDS

Tryptophan

269mg

96%

Threonine

783mg

75%

Isoleucine

938mg

67%

Leucine

1536mg

56%

Lysine

1684mg

80%

Methionine

545mg

75%

Cystine

217mg

76%

Phenylalanine

817mg

93%

Tyrosine

644mg

74%

Valine

910mg

50%

Health Benefits:

·        Good for diabetics:

Along with all other shellfish, crabs are rich in chromium, which helps insulin to metabolize sugar, and thereby lowers the blood glucose levels in the body.

·        Anti-cancer properties:

All shellfish, including crab, have generous amounts of selenium. Selenium is an anti-oxidant and cancels out the carcinogenic effects of cadmium, mercury and arsenic, which can cause tumors in humans. It has been proved that higher levels of selenium in the blood lead to lower rates of cancer. In fact, lysate, which is extracted from the blue blood of the horse-shoe crab, is used for detection of spinal meningitis and for fighting cancer.

·        Source of good cholesterol:

While crab meat is considered low in saturated fat, the presence of chromium helps increase the level of HDL (good cholesterol) in your body, and thus reduces the risk of strokes, coronary and circulatory heart disease. In fact, crabs contain sterol, which restrict the absorption of other cholesterol eaten during a meal, thus cancelling out the harmful effects of other fats added to your meal.

·        Omega 3 fatty acids:

Crabs, like all shellfish, are also a rich source of omega 3 fatty acids. The crabs get these from consuming phytoplanktons and algae, which is a big part of their diet. Omega 3 fatty acids are immensely useful to people and help in reducing the stickiness of blood platelets, thus making red blood cells more flexible and ensuring a smoother flow. Omega 3 acids also help to reduce the level of tri-glycerides and LDL (low-density lipo-proteins), which choke up artery walls as deposits.

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