Health Benefits of Eating Maryland Blue Crabs


Health Benefits of Eating Maryland Blue Crabs

Maryland blue crab

The meat from these little guys are packed with protein and B vitamins.

It may have “cake” in the name, but don’t let that fool you. Fresh crab cakes actually have some nutritionally beneficial parts to them. Delicious and nutritious? It may sound too good to be true, but Maryland blue crab meat, like a lot of other seafoods, can be good for you in the right amounts. Read on to find out how.


So that delicious white crab meat we all love so much is basically pure protein. It has no where near the amount of fat that other meats like beef, chicken, and pork have, and is low in calories. Blue crab meat is actually the best in protein to calorie ratio (and every other aspect) compared to other types of crab.


These polyunsaturated fatty acids help you maintain a normal metabolism, lower your risk of heart disease, and a whole laundry list of other things, depending on who you ask. Also known as fish oil, Omega-3’s are sometimes prescribed by a doctor as a dietary supplement. We prefer to have them in their original form though, stuck inside the meat of a delicious crab cake.


This trace mineral is found in a wide variety of foods, and is important to a healthy immune system, cognitive function, and reproductive health. The best sources for selenium are Brazil nuts, organ meats, and seafood. So unless you like Brazil nut-crusted kidney, we recommend you stick to the carb cakes to get your fill.


The vitamin formerly known as G, riboflavin is part of the vitamin B group. This vitamin is great for energy production and antioxidant protection. It also helps fight off anemia by promoting iron metabolism, which helps your body produce red blood cells.

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