Crabs are a type of crustacean found in the ocean and in freshwater, known for their hard shells, and distinctive clawed legs. They come in a variety of species and sizes and can be found in all the world's oceans and some freshwater. They have a slightly sweet and briny flavor and are a good source of lean protein, vitamins, and minerals.
Crabs can be prepared in a variety of ways including steaming, boiling, sautéing, grilling and frying. They are often used as an ingredient in soups, stews, pasta dishes and curries. They are also popular served on their own as a whole crab, or picked meat. They are considered a delicacy and are a popular seafood choice for many people. Crabs are typically sold live, frozen or canned, and are often caught using sustainable methods.