Ask an expert

2h ago

Dear Dietdoc,

Could you please tell me what crabsticks are made of? None of the packets (bought at Spar or PnP) gives any ingredient lists.

I not only would like to know from a nutritional point of view, but also need to know whether I could serve it to someone who is allergic to seafood/shellfish.

Thank you.

Answer 2,733 views

01 Jan 0001

Dear Wena
As the name implies, crab sticks are made of crab. They use the smaller pieces of crab meat and compress these into a stick-like shape. You should under NO circumstances serve crab sticks to a person who is allergic to shellfish because crabs are shellfish like crawfish, etc.
Rather make another dish leaving out all fish if your guest is allergic to fish and shellfish - rather safe than sorry.
Best regards
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
32% - 9425 votes
68% - 19881 votes