Hairy Crab also known as the Chinese mitten crab (毛蟹 / 大闸蟹), Hairy Crab is not only a exquisite delicacy; it also have many nutritious value as well.
Hairy crab’s body is the size of a human palm around 3–10cm (1.2–3.9 in) wide, and the legs are about twice as long as the carapace is wide. Body is fat with green shell white belly, Golden claw yellow hair, fleshy cream.
According to the Chinese “Compendium of Materia Medica” record, Hairy Crab will enrich the bone marrow, flushes the liver, increase gastric juices, help muscle growth, invigorate blood circulation and also cure subcutaneous ulcer.
Hairy crab containing a variety of vitamins which greatly benefits our health. This include vitamin A higher than any other terrestrial and aquatic animals, vitamin B2 is 5-6 times higher than meat, Vitamin B1 6-10 times higher than normal fish, and also phosphorus content 2-3 times higher than the eggs.
Hairy Crab per 100 grams of edible portion contains 80 grams moisture (water), 14 grams of protein, 2.6 grams fat, 0.7 grams carbohydrates, calcium 0.141 grams, 0.191 grams of phosphorus, 0.08 grams of Iron, A230 international units of vitamin, riboflavin 0.0051 grams, etc., muscle contains more than 10 kinds of free amino acids, including glutamic acid, proline Acid, arginine content of more.
Eating Hairy Crab is also helpful to human skin; it can also play a role in supplementing calcium for children and elderly with osteoporosis too.