Health and Education
Crab Nutritional Profile
Crab is packed with nutrients, but not a lot of calories.
One look at the nutritional profile of our hand picked, pasteurized crab meat tells
Serving Size: 2 oz. (56 g./1/3 c.)
That’s less than a comparable portion of skinless chicken breast, lean beef or pork
Trans fat: 0 g.
That’s “0” as in, “There is no fat and, thus, no artery-clogging saturated or trans
fat in a 2 oz. portion of Phillips crab meat.”
Omega-3 Fatty Acids: .22 g.
Heart-healthy Omega-3 fatty acids may help reduce the risk of heart disease and
improve cognitive function.
Cholesterol: 65 mg.
All foods of animal origin, including all fish and shellfish, contain cholesterol.
Cholesterol is a part of every cell and cell membrane in the body and is needed
for proper body functioning. Leading health organizations suggest consuming no more
than 300 mg. cholesterol per day.
Sodium: 220 mg.
Sodium is one of three electrolytes the body depends on to maintain water balance
and acid-base balance. Sodium is also needed for muscle contraction and to help
transmit nerve impulses. The 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend limiting
sodium intake to 2300 mg. sodium per day, although sodium needs increase for very
Total carbohydrate: 0 g.
No carbs in seafood makes any fish or shellfish choice a natural complement to a
variety of breads, crackers, potatoes, rice or pasta. Fruit salsa and any vegetable
can also add carbs, and help round out the nutritional profile of a seafood-based
Protein: 11 g.
All seafood is a great source of high-quality protein; an important part of any
healthy diet. Protein is used for many functions, including building and maintaining