Ocean Technology harvests only All Natural 100% Real Callinectes Crab (C.sapidus, C.bellicosus & C.arcuatus) from the crystal clear waters of the Sea of Cortez and the Gulf of Mexico – locations known for producing the best Callinectes Crab. We have strategically built our processing plants along these shorelines to ensure a consistent year-round supply.
100% Real Callinectes Crab
Contains No Additives
Real Blue Crab flavor
Available in 8 oz. and 16 oz. clear plastic cups and 16 oz. metal cans.
The Difference is Clear
Foodservice distributors, retail and restaurant chains nationwide have come to rely on Ocean Technology’s All Natural brand 100% Real Callinectes Crab from North America to meet their customers’ demands for consistent high quality, superior flavor and texture, and year round availability. For appetizers, entrées, light fare, or in soups and salads, you get the best, because your customers demand the best. “If you think price is ‘all’ that matters, you are not giving the consumer enough credit”
Ocean Tech´s All Natural 100 % Real Callinectes Crab versus Asian Swimming Crab and Others
The swimming crab from S.E. Asia is a different genus (Portunus) than the true callinectes crab of the Americas . A chemical called Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate (SAPP) is added to Asian crabmeat to prevent the formation of struvites. Struvites can be found in crabmeat of many origins but are most prevalent in crabmeat from Asia.
While Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate (SAPP) prevents the formation of struvite crystals, it creates a “bleaching effect” that artificially whitens the crabmeat, taking away its natural color and flavor, creating a bland, and sometimes chemical taste in the meat. In addition to its use in Asian swimming crab, it is sometimes used by processors in Mexico and other countries to mask the effects of inferior processing practices.
The quality of Ocean Technology’s All Natural Brand 100% Real Callinectes Crab stands alone and doesn’t require the use of SAPP. We are not forced to use additives or chemicals of any kind that alter the rich, sweet, flavor of our crab to make it marketable.