• Marlene Marlene
    May 06, 2009
    How much cholesterol is in shrimp and crab meat and is it good or bad cholesterol?
    Marlene Marlene
    May 06, 2009


  • Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
    Health Pro
    May 06, 2009
    Lisa Nelson, RD, LN
    Health Pro
    May 06, 2009

    Hi Marlene,


    Dietary cholesterol (cholesterol found in foods) is not broken down into good and bad categories.  After you ingest cholesterol, the liver puts it into packages - HDL and LDL.  This is where you get the good and bad cholesterol labels.  The American Heart Association recommends limiting dietary cholesterol to less than 300 mg per day.  If you are a higher risk (have an elevated LDL), limit dietary cholesterol to 200 mg per day.


    Shrimp:  ~220 mg cholesterol per 4 ounces

    Crab: ~80 mg cholesterol per 4 ounces


    All the best,

    Lisa Nelson RD

    How to Lower Cholesterol in 8 Simple Steps


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