Are crab legs good for you?

Chef's answer
Potential Health Benefits of Crab Crab is packed with protein, which is important for building and maintaining muscle. Crab also contains high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B12, and selenium. These nutrients play vital roles in improving general health while helping prevent a variety of chronic conditions.21 Dec 2020
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Steps
  • Fill large stockpot or Dutch oven half full with water
  • Do not overcook crab legs. They are already fully cooked and it's just a matter of heating them through for a maximum of 4 minutes, or until hot to the touch. Over cooking the crab, and letting it sit too long in the water causes the meat to turn yellowish in colour and give it a strong fishy odour.
    Cook the crabs for about 18-20 minutes, depending on size. The crabs are done when they turn orange and the meat flakes when tested with a fork. Carefully remove the crabs from the pot with clean tongs and serve on a platter with a sprinkling of seafood seasoning and some lemon wedges.
    Wash your crab legs with water to make sure you get rid of any sand or grit on the shell. ... Once the water is boiling, add the crab legs to the steamer basket and reduce the heat so the water is simmering. Cook the legs for about 5 minutes until heated through. Serve.1 Oct 2018
    One at a time, grasp crabs as described above and plunge them headfirst into the boiling water
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