COOKING WITH BLUESTAR
Blue crab meat is a healthy and tasty part of any meal. There are various meats that differ in size, flavor, texture and color – making this one of the most versatile types of seafood around.
This delicious and nutritious meat has become a favorite at our dinner table – there are so many delectable ways to prepare this fresh, healthy food. And now, in addition to some of our own personal favorite recipes, we are able to share with you some incredible ideas for cooking with crab from James Beard Award-winning celebrity chef, Michael Schwartz.
According to Chef Schwartz, “At my restaurant, Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, I am very particular about the product I source, and sharing common values with my producers is key. I know I can always count on Blue Star Foods for its fresh, high quality crab meat and commitment to responsible sourcing and packaging. From super lump to claw, its crab meat comes in a variety of styles, both suiting the needs of my daily-changing menu and my emphasis on sustainability.”
Nutrition & Health
Health Benefits of Eating Crabmeat:
High in Protein with NO Carbohydrates
One serving of crab has a whopping 20 grams of protein with NO carbs. The high levels of protein make crab an excellent choice for athletes and body builders. NO carbs also make crab meat a healthy choice for diabetics.
Low in Calories and Low in Fat
A three ounce serving of crab meat contains only 87 calories and 0.2 grams of saturated fat, making it a smart, heart-healthy component to any diet. But don’t be fooled by its low caloric content: crab meat can be a filling and satisfying meal.
Low in Mercury
Today, many people are concerned about exposure to mercury in seafood. The good news is that blue swimming crab is very low in mercury, making it one of the safest seafood choices available to you and your family.
High in Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Crab meat is an excellent source of Omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3’s help lower blood pressure and triglyceride levels, which helps in reducing the risk of heart disease. Studies show that Omega 3’s can also improve brain function, boost immunity and reduce the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Rich in Vitamins and Minerals
Crab is rich in many vitamins and minerals that are vital to a well-balanced diet. Crab meat is particularly high in vitamin B-12, zinc, and copper.
- Vitamin B-12: promotes healthy nerve function and vitality.
- Zinc: boosts immunity and promotes healthy skin, hair and nails.
- Copper: increases the body’s energy levels and helps the body absorb iron.