The Instacart guide to crayfish
Crayfish are a small crustacean found in freshwater that typically grow to between 3.5 and 7 inches in length. They look like small lobsters and are typically found in the southeastern United States, above all in Louisiana and Mississippi. They come in many colors, including red, sandy brown, blue, and pink. Only certain parts of the crayfish can be eaten, typically consisting of the tail and front claws, where most of the meat is found. Crayfish meat tastes similar to lobster meat but is more tender and slightly sweeter.
Crayfish may be sold fresh or frozen. You can buy them whole, which means the shell and claws will still be attached. Alternatively, some crayfish products only include the tail meat cut into portions. If you're buying whole crayfish, three pounds is usually enough for a single serving.
Crayfish are a great source of several nutrients. A portion of cooked crayfish meat weighing 85 grams includes the following nutrients:
- Protein: 14.89 grams
- Phosphorus: 205 milligrams
- Iron: 0.94 gram
- Vitamin B12: 2.64 grams
- Copper: 0.94 milligram
- Zinc: 1.26 milligrams
- Vitamin B3: 1.41 milligrams
- Selenium: 29.3 grams
Crayfish are also a good source of vitamin B5, vitamin B6, and various amino acids.
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