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How Many Calories Are in Dungeness Crab?

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Brian Lewis began writing in 1998. His published works appear in the "Ellensburg Daily Record," "South County Journal," "Seattle Times" and "Northwest Anglers" as well as on ESPN.com. Lewis has written concert and travel reviews and poetry and short stories. He has a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the University of Washington.
How Many Calories Are in Dungeness Crab?
A cooked Dungeness crab. Photo Credit tab1962/iStock/Getty Images

Dungeness crabs are available year round all along the West Coast, in particularly in the Pacific Northwest. They are large, averaging about 2 lbs. each, and offer tender, briny, succulent meat.

Calories

The nutritional information applies to one whole cooked Dungeness crab. A medium-sized crab yields about 7 oz. or 1 1/2 half cups of meat, which contains 140 calories. That is about 7 percent of the recommended daily value for calories, based on a daily diet of 2,000 calories.

Protein, Fat, Carbohydrates

The calories in 7 oz. of Dungeness crab consist of 120 calories from protein, 14 calories from fat and six calories from carbohydrates. A whole crab contains 28 g of protein, which is 20 percent of the daily value for protein.

Health Benefits

The U.S. Department of Agriculture considers Dungeness crab an excellent source of protein because it provides 20 percent of the Recommended Daily Value. Dungeness crab also contains rich supply of zinc, copper, calcium, magnesium and iron as well as all of the essential amino acids, while remaining low in fat and calories.

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