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LabTOp
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« on: March 16, 2003, 02:38:36 PM »

I've seen plenty of people who choose not to waste a good portion of the crab and eat the yellow slime within the abdomen of the crab.

Ulfortunately, i've heard that the core of the crab contains unholy amounts of cholesterol, even more than liver, and may accumulate heavy metals.

Can anyone confirm this?
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« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2003, 06:29:11 PM »

Yep --- your on track. The "mustard" as many call it, is where many polluntants - in alot of cases, 'heavy metals', accumulate. If your water is 'clean' - the mustard will be relatively, clean also. You call this the "main body" in your post. I'm only talking about the center area behind the head ---- NOT the good meat in the 'cells' next to the legs.

By the way, as far as the cholesterol is concerned ---- I don't know if it's the "good" or the "Bad" stuff, but here is a break down of the contents for ya.

(And hey ----- why don't ya become a member?)

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Blue Crab Nutritional Facts

Serving Size = 3 oz. Meat (85g - about one large blue crab or two regular size blue crabs).

Amount Per Serving
CALORIES - 87         Calories from fat - 14
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                           % Daily Value*
TOTAL FAT  1.5g         2%
Saturated Fat 0.2g         1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.6g      3%
Monounsaturated Fat 0.2      1%
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CHOLESTEROL  85mg         28%
SODIUM  237 mg            10%
POTASSIUM 275 mg         8%
TOTAL CARBOHYDRATE  0g   0%
DIETARY FIBER  0g              0%
SUGARS  0g                      0%
PROTEIN  17g                    34%
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Vitamin A      0%                  
Vitamin C      5%
Calcium         9%
Iron                  4%
Magnesium           7%
Phosphorous   18%
Zinc              24%
Copper      27%
Thiamin            6%
Riboflavin            3%
Niacin              14%
Vitamin B6        8%
Vitamin B12      103%
Vitamin E        9%







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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2003, 03:38:27 PM »

The mustard "may" contain heavy metals and other contaminantants IF your water is somewhat suspect.  Use your own judgement.

That said I think that since I don't have crabs every day I'll continue eating the mustard 'cause it tastes sooooooo [dang] good!

Seriously though, you have to think about it for yourself.  I mean, there's Mad Cow disease out there......you gonna quit eating beef???  There's even Mad Deer Disease.....from the cow thing....I know that my huning buddies ain't gonna quit hunting.

I like the mustard.  I eat sausage......whaddaya thinks in that?  

Like I said....use your own judgement.

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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2003, 07:46:03 AM »

Have a look at this...
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« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2003, 09:10:22 AM »

Advisories for New Jersey

Do not eat any blue crabs caught in the following areas:

Newark Bay Complex: This complex includes Newark Bay, Hackensack River downstream of Oradell Dam, Arthur Kill, Kill Van Kull, tidal portions of all rivers and streams that feed into these water bodies.

Passaic River downstream of Dundee Dam and streams that feed into this section of the river.

Do not eat "mustard" from crabs caught in the following areas:

Hudson River includes the river downstream of NY-NJ border (about 4 miles above Alpine, NJ) and Upper New York Bay

Raritan Bay Complex: This complex includes the New Jersey portion of Raritan Bay, the tidal portions of the Raritan River (downstream of the Rte. 1 bridge in New Brunswick) and the tidal portions of all rivers and streams that feed into these water bodies.

For more information see the following website:
http://www.state.nj.us/dep/dsr/pcb-dioxin-chart.htm
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« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2003, 01:29:05 PM »

   Never seen a sign like this in VA. Grasshopper Grin
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« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2003, 07:37:41 PM »

All,

I did say "if" your water is good.  A lot of places it, sadly, is not.  In a lot of places in the Chesapeake the water is not all that good.  You have to use good judgement.

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« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2003, 08:30:11 PM »

  Never seen a sign like this in VA. Grasshopper Grin





only in this great state of jersey! Roll Eyes
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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2003, 08:30:57 PM »



    Just to add to that, over 500,000,000 gallows of sewage leaked into the raritan!
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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2003, 06:56:26 AM »

Crabbyboy, are you sure that you mean five HUNDRED MILLION gallons?  That seems awfully high a number.

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« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2003, 10:37:54 AM »

Yes, it's true, assording to the Middlesex Co. Utilities Authority, from March 2 - 11, 570 million gallons
 of raw sewage spilled into the Raritan River and out into Raritan Bay.  30,000 acres of the bay are closed to
shellfishing, by the State.  The fear is that as the water warms, there will be an algal bloom and then a lack of oxygen.
That could affect the food supply of crabs.
Crab dredging is from Dec. 1 to March 31.  By March few fishermen are still dredging, I don't know if they have
been closed down, but I don't see any boats out.
This is an outrage to those of us who have seen the Bay cleaning up for the past decade, and good crab fishing.
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« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2003, 02:19:55 PM »

Yea Waterman ..... I've never seen a sign like that in NJ either, however, I'm sure it's there. (sigh)

We all have are good and not so good areas.
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« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2003, 02:35:39 PM »

No signs like that in south jersey Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Smiley Wink
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« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2003, 07:06:36 PM »

Northern Blue,

I'm sorry to hear that about the sewerage.  That is truly a massive enviro problem.  Not sure what they can do about it but maybe all this rain can help.

Sorry again,
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« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2003, 07:53:09 PM »

WHAT DOSENT KILL ME ONLY MAKES ME STRONGER!
BUT IM STILL NOT EATING THAT YELLOW GOOO
NO MATTER WHAT STATE IT CAME FROM!
CLEAN EM FIRST
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« Reply #15 on: March 21, 2003, 06:57:08 AM »

Heh, heh.  I love that line Crabguy.

I said it once to a buddy as we were replacing a floor in a room.  Not 5 seconds after I said it I jammed a 1 inch splinter right up one of my fingernails.

He immediately said...."Do you feel stronger now?"

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« Reply #16 on: August 27, 2003, 09:57:58 PM »

I was wondering the same thing about the "mustard" -- and never had given it a second thought until I saw a caution about it on this page! The "mustard" in the carapace corners and the intestines have long been yardsticks by which I measure the quality of a batch. If they're full of 'em, they're quality crabs, no matter the size. And it's tasty, too.

I don't catch 'em; I've always eaten 'em at crab places or from my late uncle's shop. And I always figured that if eating that stuff was dangerous, the water would be so iffy that the crabs wouldn't have been caught commercially in the first place. But I guess one can't be 100% sure, eh?

I'll fall back on the comfort someone else mentioned higher up: I don't eat 'em every weekend (in fact, as I mentioned in my first post in here, I haven't eaten 'em much in the last few years, because not many good-size ones have been there for the asking). And my doctor hasn't said anything about it. Cross fingers, knock wood.

I will say this: A mustard moratorium would mark a sad day for me. I love the stuff.
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