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Also known as: Snow Crab, Queen Crab, Dungeness Crab

Canada boasts two major species of commercially harvested crabs. Snow crabs, sometimes known as queen crabs, can be found deep in the North Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic oceans, boasting delicate, sweet meat and long, spindly legs that can stretch impressively wide. Then there's the Pacific coast's Dungeness crab, a favourite among many, recognized for its rich, buttery taste and broad, smooth shell.

Canadian crab is versatile and can elevate any dish it graces. Its delicate, sweet meat can be the star of the show in rich, creamy crab bisques or sumptuously filled crab cakes. For a simpler pleasure, steam crab and serve it with a hint of lemon and garlic butter, letting the natural flavours shine through. For a comforting touch, consider a hearty crab pasta or a refreshing crab salad, perfect for warm summer days or chilly winter evenings.

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Health Benefits of Crab

  • Antioxidant Boost: The excellent source of selenium in crab acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect against chronic diseases. Additionally, the good source of riboflavin in crab may enhance the body's antioxidant production.
  • Pregnancy & Development: Crab is a source of omega-3 fatty acids, essential for a healthy pregnancy and the proper development of the brain, retina, and nerves, especially in children under two.
  • Metabolic Maintenance: Crab is an excellent source of vitamin B12, and copper, which have been linked to improved maintenance of normal connective tissue, red blood cell formation and energy metabolism.

Other Species

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Sometimes called “ocean perch,” this Atlantic fish is moist and lean, flakes nicely on a fork, and delivers a hint of sweetness.

  • Source of choline, a building block for neurotransmitters

  • Helps with energy metabolism

  • Excellent source of Vitamin B12

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This delectable shellfish is an aquaculture success story — and a delicious addition to your family menu whether steamed, boiled, roasted, or grilled.

  • Helps build red blood cells

  • May aid bone and tooth development

  • Contributes to maintaining healthy skin

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Cold Water Shrimp

Canadian shrimp come primarily from the North Atlantic and typically grow up to 10cm in length. Their compact size and great taste make them ideal for salads, wraps, and snacking.

  • Excellent source of Vitamin B12

  • Maintains healthy skin

  • Supports the immune system

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