How Many Calories in Crawfish?

Calories in Crawfish

It’s crawfish season! I’ve already been to a few boils myself this year and I was curious how any calories I was really eating. Or, rather, how much everyone else was eating…

Crawfish are freshwater crustaceans and abundant in the swamps and marshes of south Louisiana. Sometimes they are also called crayfish.  6 to 7 lbs of raw crawfish yields about 1 lb. of tail meat. So how bad is it? For a whole pound of meat it’s about 370 calories! Keep in mind 1lb. is not a serving size, that’s more like 3oz. Per ounce, its around 23-24 calories. Not so bad right? Crawfish is also a good source of vitamin B12, niacin, iron, copper and selenium. Not to mention they’re fun to eat and even more fun to share!

Get your crawfish supplies fast because peak season is March-May! Or better yet, find your favorite local restaurant. And don’t forget to eat something green too!

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