Crab is one of the best possible dietary sources of protein available. It contains almost as much protein per 100 grammes as meats without anywhere near the same levels of saturated fat, which is linked to an increased risk of heart disease.
Rich in vitamins and minerals, crab meat is also low in fat and contains Omega-3 polyunsaturated acids. All shellfish are a good source of Selenium but crab meat is particularly rich in it. Selenium plays a key role in the human’s antioxidant defence system, preventing damage to cells and tissues.