Louisiana Harvest of the Month - Crawfish

Jacey Wesley, Myhand, Judith D., Besse, Crystal

Fun Facts About Crawfish

  • The crawfish is the official crustacean of Louisiana, abundant in freshwater swamps and marshes of southern Louisiana.
  • In Louisiana, crawfish are harvested from December to June, with an annual yield of 120-150 million pounds.
  • Crawfish come in a variety of colors. The most common is red, but crawfish also can be blue, white, green and yellow.
  • Crawfish walk forward but swim backward! They can swim faster than they can walk.

Crawfish Are Nutritious and Good for You!

  • The red-pink flesh is caused by a carotenoid pigment called astaxanthin, one of the most powerful antioxidants on the planet.
  • They are a good source of calcium, phosphorus, iron and potassium – important minerals that can be hard to get through your diet.
  • Crawfish is a high-protein, low-calorie, low-fat, white meat seafood. One cup of peeled crawfish tails contains about 84 calories.
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