What is Crab?
Crabs are a crustacean, meaning they are a shelled ocean dwelling creature with no internal skeleton. Crab meat is a pale cream color and is obtained mainly from the claws and legs of the crab. The meat has astringy texture that is delicate and is often removed in lumps. The flavor is mild, sweet and buttery. Though crab is sometimes eaten raw, it is safest to consume only cooked crab, due to harmful pathogens that may be present.