If there is one thing that you should know when it comes to crab meat, that would be how consuming steamed ones is known for being one of the most nutritious and healthiest food you will ever have in your life. In fact, in accordance to the reports we were lucky to read about, it goes to show how Crab meat only contain minimum caloric content while at the same time, guaranteeing that you, who will be consuming it, will get the kind of protein, vitamin B, and even minerals that is needed by your body. On the other hand, if you are one of those people who are at risk of getting heat disease, one very important thing that you have to do is to make sure to identify the kind of crab you should be consuming and at the same time, make it a point to keep your serving at minimum amount. You have to be aware of the fact that crabs are not the same as there are those that contain more sodium and cholesterol while there are those who only have little amount of it.
The next thing about crab meat that you should learn of is how its caloric level is unbelievably low and this is because a great portion of it comes from protein. For an instance, if you are going to cook three ounces of blue crab meat, seventy calories is the amount you will be getting from it. On the other hand, if you are getting an Alaska king crab for a meal and cook it on the same serving as the blue crab meat, you will only get eighty calories. Basically speaking, eighty to eighty five percent of the total calorie you will be getting from eating crab meat comes from protein and the remaining percentage will come from carbohydrates and fats. The way you cook your crab meat will greatly affect its caloric content that is why you have to see to it that you are not using too much butter sauce or cream if you want to keep it as low as it can possible. To be more precise, you have to be careful when using butter in your crab dish since a tablespoon of melted butter will add a hundred calories more and unlike the crab meat wherein majority of its calorie come from protein, most of the caloric content of butter comes from fat, saturated fat at that. Remember all these and you will have good crab-meal time.