Every year on October 15, the entire state of Florida gets extraordinarily excited. Why? Because it’s stone crab season, of course!
If you’ve never had a stone crab, please try one – you can get up to four Selects for $2.50 each on Wednesdays in our Brickell and South Miami locations, so you don’t have to commit to much. And, we promise you’ll that succulent meat dipped in our creamy, dreamy mustard sauce. If you have had a stone crab claw, remember we’ve got never-frozen, straight-from-the-Florida-Keys claws provided to us by our awesome sister company George Stone Crab (check them out here)!
If you’ve noticed lately, we’ve been touting about how healthful our menu options are, and stone crab claws are no exception. Mustard sauce is a different story…
Stone crabs are low in calories and are a good source of protein, so you won’t feel like you’re completely breaking your newly started 2015 diet every time you peel back that shell. Sure, they’ve got some fat content, but it’s all unsaturated fat, and you need that for your brain and body to function properly.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids are abound in stone crab claws, too, and we all know we want to get those natural fatty acids into our diet. According to WebMD, Omega-3s (1) can lower triglycerides, which otherwise would put you at risk for heart disease; (2) curb stiffness and join pain, taking care of rheumatoid arthritis; (3) lower levels of depression; and (4) may help protect against Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Plus, the levels of copper in stone crabs will help to strengthen your bones, and zinc will keep you from having to deal with breakouts. And, chromium in claws helps those of you with insulin resistance by improving blood sugar levels.
So, not only are these babies delicious, but they’re scrumptious as well. So get cracking!
Above nutritional facts have been provided by students from the University of Miami’s School of Education who are studying Nutrition. Data was compiled and presented with the guidance of faculty advisors.