Crawfish are an excellent source of protein. Fat content of washed crawfish tail meat is only about 1% of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA). Crawfish muscle fibers are shorter than the muscle fibers in red meats and are more easily digested. They are also low in calories, fat and saturated fat, and a good source of vitamins.
Nutrients in crawfish:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B-6
- Vitamin B-12
Serving size: 3 oz (85g)
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Other crawfish facts:
- It takes approximately 7 pounds of live crawfish to yield 1 pound of peeled tails. Large, mature crawfish have a lower yield of meat per pound than immature crawfish.
- Although crawfish tend to be higher in cholesterol than most other shellfish, a 31⁄2- ounce serving provides only about half of the daily recommended allowance.
- Consuming a diet high in seafood has been shown to reduce the incidence of Alzheimer’s, angina, stroke, asthma, heart disease and cancer.