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Shellfish, Crayfish

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About This Food

Description

From gumbo to etouffee, crayfish (most well known as crawfish or crawdads) have a special place in southern cooking.

Resembling tiny lobsters, crayfish are variety of fresh water crustacean and range from 3 to 6 inches long and between 2 and 8 ounces.

In addition to taking a place at the table in many of the southern parts of the United States - particularly Louisiana and Mississippi - they're also very popular in France, New Zealand, and Scandinavia.

Crayfish is an excellent source of vitamin B12, protein and selenium.  

Crayfish (U.S.) is an Ocean's Alive "Eco-Best". 

Estimated Glycemic Load: 0

 

Selecting & Storing

Look for fresh crayfish that are shiny and smell fresh. Avoid crayfish with any ammonia smell or off odor. Crayfish can be prepared using the same methods as you would for lobster and like their sea-faring cousin turn bright red when cooked.

Special diets
  • AIP Diet
  • Candida Diet
  • Diabetic
  • Gluten-Free Diet
  • Gluten-Free/Dairy-Free Diet
  • Grain-Free Diet
  • Low Carb Diet
  • Low FODMAP Diet
  • Low Lectin Diet
  • Low Oxalate Diet
  • Paleo Diet (Light)
  • Paleo Diet (Strict)
  • PCOS Diet
  • Pescetarian Diet
  • Primal Diet
  • Thyroid Diet
  • Whole Foods
Benefits
Excellent Source of
  • Protein
  • Selenium
  • VitaminB12
  • EPA DHA Omega-3
  • Phosphorous
Good Source of
  • Copper
Preferences
  • No Fish
  • No Red Meat
  • No Pork
  • No Eggs
  • No Gluten
  • No Nuts
  • No Seeds
  • No Soy
  • No Dairy
  • No Poultry
  • No Molds
  • No Pseudograins
  • No Coconut
  • No Citrus
  • No Nightshade
  • No Legumes
  • No Grains
  • No Corn
  • No Yeast
  • No Peanuts
  • Low Carbohydrate
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Low Sugars
  • Low Saturated Fat
Nutrition & Macros
Nutrition Information

Serving size: 3 ounce(s)crayfish

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Calories: 65

Omega-6 / Omega-3 ratio: 1 : 1

Macronutrients
Amount
Total Fat
0.8 g
Saturated Fat
0.13 g
Monounsaturated Fat
0.15 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.25 g
Trans Fat
0 g
Essential Fatty Acids (Omega-3)
202 g
ALA
27 mg
EPA
87 mg,
DHA
32 mg,
Conjugated Linoleic Acid(CLA)
0 mg
Cholesterol
95.76 mg
Total Carbohydrate
0 g
Net Carbohydrate
0 g
Sugars
0 g
Fiber
0 g
Protein
13.41 g
Sugar Alcohols
0 g
Vitamins
Amount
% Daily Value*
Vitamin A
44.52 IU
1%
Vitamin C
1.01 mg
2%
Vitamin D
0 IU
0%
Vitamin E
2.39 IU
8%
Vitamin B6
0.09 mg
4%
Vitamin B12
1.68 mcg
28%
Vitamin K
0.08 mg
0%
Folate
31.08 mcg
8%
Niacin
1.85 mg
9%
Riboflavin
0.03 mg
2%
Thiamin
0.06 mg
4%
Choline
67.96 mg
12%
Minerals
Calcium
22.68 mg
2%
Copper
0.35 mg
18%
Iron
0.71 mg
4%
Magnesium
22.68 mg
6%
Manganese
0.19 mg
10%
Phosphorous
215.04 mg
22%
Potassium
253.68 mg
7%
Selenium
26.54 mcg
38%
Sodium
48.72 mg
2%
Zinc
1.09 mg
7%
Phytonutrients
Alpha-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-carotene
0 mcg
Beta-cryptoxanthin
0 mcg
Lutein + zeaxanthin
0 mcg
Lycopene
0 mcg

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