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Medicinal Value :

Prevents cancer and improves blood sugar metabolism.

Nutrient Value :

Rich in vitamins A, C and the B vitamins including B12, and minerals like zinc and copper. It is a source of selenium and chromium.

Culinery and Other Values :

They are used in many different dishes like curry, bisque and crab cakes. Also crab is cooked whole, steamed, boiled, baked or fried.

Glossary :

  • English : Crab
  • Tamil : Nandu
  • Malayalam : Njhandu
  • Hindi : Khekra
  • Konkani : Kurli
  • Marathi : Khekrah
  • Tulu : Denji