Whole Crab Delivery or Pickup
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About whole crab
Crab is one of the most popular kinds of seafood, and it's enjoyed all around the world. There are over 4,400 different types of crab, but the most popular edible varieties are limited to just a few.
Types of whole crab include:
- Blue crab: Blue crab is a beautiful blue-green color. It is usually found on the east coast of the United States and ranges in size from 3 1/2 inches on the small side and up over 5 inches for larger ones. The blue color makes this crab stand out from other species when raw, but once cooked, they turn the familiar red color.
- Dungeness crab: Dungeness crab is found in the ocean waters all the way from Baja, Mexico, and up to Alaska. These range from just under 2 pounds to up to 4 pounds, and they have a brown or purple color when raw. Dungeness crabs get their name from a former town called Dungeness. This is where they first started harvesting the crabs for commercial use. Only the males can be harvested, and they need to be at least 6 1/4 inches long.
- Alaskan king crab: The Alaskan king crab is a giant crab that can grow to weigh 25 pounds and measure up to 10 feet long. Only about a quarter of the crab is edible, mainly the legs and claws, and only the males are harvested. The meat has a delicate flavor and a snowy white color.
- Rock or Snow crab: Rock crab is also found along the eastern coast of the U.S. It has spindly legs that make it look like a spider.
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