Crustaceans are one of two main classifications of shellfish, with the other being mollusks. This family of fresh and salt water creatures includes crabs, crayfish, lobster, prawns and shrimp. The nutritional profile varies little from species to species, and all are covered in an exoskeleton made from chitin—a non-digestible carbohydrate. See individual crustaceans to learn more about selecting and storing, preparation and health benefits.
Selecting and Storing Crustaceans
See individual crustaceans.