The authentic Yangcheng Lake hairy crab is clear water hairy crab, which is also called Yangcheng Lake clear water hairy crab. But the clear water hairy crabs on the market are not necessarily authentic Yangcheng Lake hairy crabs. Qingshui is only an adjective, not a specific appellation.
Yangcheng Lake hairy crab is a specialty of Suzhou, Jiangsu Province and a national geographical indication product of China. Yangcheng Lake hairy crab is also known as golden clawed crab. Produced in Yangcheng Lake, Suzhou. The crab body is not stained with mud. It is commonly known as clear water hairy crab. It has a big fat body, a green shell, a white belly, golden claws, yellow hair and greasy meat. The gonad development of female crab in September and male crab in October of the lunar calendar is the best. Cooked and condensed, the female is golden yellow, and the male is like white jade. It tastes delicious.
Yangcheng Lake hairy crab is rich in nutrition and contains a variety of vitamins. Vitamin A is 5-6 times higher than that of other terrestrial and aquatic animals, 5-10 times higher than that of meat, 6-10 times higher than that of fish and 2-3 times higher than that of eggs. The content of vitamin B1 and phosphorus is 6 to 10 times higher than that of ordinary fish. The edible part of every 100g crab contains 17.5g protein, 2.8g fat, 182 mg phosphorus, 126 mg calcium and 2.8mg iron.