Crayfish fall under the freshwater crustacean family and are also known as crawfish. They are found in brooks, streams, swamps, ditches and paddy fields. These crayfish feed on animals and plants, either living or decomposing found on the waterbed. They look like lobsters and prawns, well, they all fall in the same family. Depending on species, their sizes vary. What is commonly used in Nigeria here are the smaller sizes that have that light brown colour or sometimes reddish. Crayfish are eaten all over the world. In the larger species, only the tail is edible as the head is hard. But in Nigeria, our crayfish parts are all edible and are usually blended before use. Crayfish are low in calories, contain a low-fat source of protein. Packed with high-quality protein, it contains only a trace of carbohydrates. It is rich in essential vitamins and minerals. High in B Vitamins, Calcium, Magnesium, Iron, Zinc and Phosphorous. In Nigeria, honestly, we don't know if it's because of the richness, availability or taste. But what we do know is that crayfish is major key! It’s in literally almost everything. Sometimes crayfish is even substituted for processed seasoning when making meals for people with low blood sugar level or other special conditions. Whether you know it or not, you must have tasted crayfish in one meal or the other. In most of our meals, the crayfish is blended before added as an ingredient. In some cases, the larger ones commonly called “Okporo” are added just as they are.
Getting the right blended crayfish in the market is very tricky; a lot of times you find stones or other grains in it. At Nkataa, we blend our crayfish, clean and fresh without sand or stones. Our blended crayfish are just as tasty and will add that traditional flavour to your meals. Order crayfish alongside other market items today and have it delivered to you anywhere in Abuja.
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