Pairing Champagne with Crab
4th February 2019
Crab is about 180 million years old, thousands of species and is one of the most appreciated seafood in several countries in the world. In general, most crabs can be found in the sea, but they are also found in freshwater or terrestrial environments.
Crab is a good source of vitamins
Crab, especially those living on the coast such as Dungeness crab, is a good source of vitamins; A, C and B-complex vitamins, including B12. It is also a source of selenium, which can be a means of preventing cancer. The crustacean also has chromium, which is considered a useful mineral in insulin resistance as it can improve blood sugar metabolism.
Champagne and shellfish always pair well together so why not enjoy Champagne with crab which creates a perfect food pairing. Crab meat is sweet and delicate and needs a crispy wine to complement it, a Blanc de Blancs Champagne which is made from Chardonnay grapes and usually has a fruity, floral and brioche flavour which pairs well with a variety of food such as seafood. You can even steam crab in Champagne as it adds a lovely depth to the flavours.
A Rosé fruity Champagne will also pair well with shellfish and add a different dimension to the dish. especially if the crab is cooked with a buttery white sauce or even deep fried. Champagne loves oily, greasy, salty foods. The fat and salt in the food tastes incredible paired with Champagne. The hint of sweetness in the wine balances the saltiness of the food.
The crab prevents heart disease
Crab meat is useful for people with diseases of the cardiovascular system, as this product has a significant content of polyunsaturated fatty acids and easily digestible proteins, which do not have cholesterol, and which reduces the harmful blood cholesterol content.
With a variety of nutrients, including copper, vitamin B2, selenium and omega-3 fatty acids, crabs are great food for your nervous system activity. In addition, the content in crabs also serves to reduce inflammation and plaque in the neural pathways.
Crab meat is known to contain selenium. Selenium can directly stimulate the activity of the immune system and act as an antioxidant to protect the body from chronic diseases. Antioxidants can neutralize free radicals that cause cell mutations. Selenium in crab meat is also useful in increasing the production of antioxidants in the body.
The abundance of iodine that can be found in this food is good for our metabolism by regulating our energy level and proper functioning of the cells. In addition, iodine crab helps to take care of the interior, which regulates our cholesterol. As a food rich in iodine, it also helps to process carbohydrates, strengthen hair, skin and nails.
The high content of zinc facilitates the body. The zinc contained in this food contributes to developmental maturation and aids in the growth process as well as being beneficial to the immune system and wound healing and helps metabolize protein.
Remember Champagne has health benefits as well.
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