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Crab provides protein, niacin, zinc and selenium. But its biggest nutritional claim to fame is vitamin B12. A 3-ounce cooked portion will give you over 250% of your daily requirement of this important water soluble vitamin that plays essential roles in red blood cell formation, cell metabolism, nerve function and the production of DNA.
by Joanne Perez, MS, RDN, LD

Crab provides protein, niacin, zinc and selenium. But its biggest nutritional claim to fame is vitamin B12. A 3-ounce cooked portion will give you over 250% of your daily requirement of this important water soluble vitamin that plays essential roles in red blood cell formation, cell metabolism, nerve function and the production of DNA.


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