Did you know that crawfish evolved from marine ancestors dating back some 280 million years? African crayfish, also called crawfish, are small crustaceans that live in freshwater water habitats. They look like tiny lobsters and are typically between 3 inches and 6 inches long. They are a low-fat source of protein and essential vitamins and minerals. Not to mention, crayfish taste fantastic!
Health Benefits of African Crayfish
African crayfish contain Omega-3, a key fatty acid proven to help promote heart health.
Freshwater crayfish are chock full of Vitamin B12, which is essential for cell division. Crayfish also contain selenium, which supports immune system function and optimal thyroid function. A great source of protein, crayfish are carbohydrate free. They provide a great source of energy while promoting weight loss!
African crayfish provide a rich source of:
● Vitamin B-12
● Vitamin B-3
● Vitamin B-6
● Amino Acids (Tryptophan, Threonine, Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Valine, Histidine)
Uses of African Crayfish
● Soups and Main Courses: Like other crustaceans, only a small portion of the body of a
crayfish is consumed. Crayfish are a great source of protein when added to soups,
bisques, and étouffées.
● Appetizer: tasty on their own, boiled crayfish tails make a tasty snack or appetizer.
Enjoy them warm or chilled with your favorite dip or sauce.