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Can pregnant women eat imitation crab? What is imitation crab made of anyway?

Imitation crab is a paste made from  various fish (usually Alaska pollock.)  mixed with  egg whites, formed, and cooked to mimic crab legs. Pollock usually has low levels of mercury. In general, pregnant women can eat up to 12 ounces per week  of pollock.

Most other imitation crab is also made from fish low in mercury , but to be sure to read the label and check to see if the fish is on the list of fish with low levels of mercury at: FISH AND SEAFOOD DURING PREGNANCY


1.  Mercury Levels in Commercial Fish and Shellfish (1990-2010)
U.S. Food and Drug Administration Accessed:1/2//13
2. http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety/Product-SpecificInformation/Seafood/FoodbornePathogensContaminants/Methylmercury/ucm115662.htm

3.IMITATION CRAB (ALASKA POLLOCK). The Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Avaiable at 

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