Wild Alaska Pollock is added via a malleable seafood paste called Surimi, which gives imitation crab the form, flavor and look of real crab. Currently a $1 billion industry, surimi has been popular in Asia for over 900 years and is now enjoyed globally in French, Thai, and Japanese cuisines as well as seafood dishes including lobster, shrimp, scallops, and of course, crab.
Louis Kemp is a proud member of the Trident Seafoods family of brands, where our high-quality imitation crab contains all of the benefits of Wild Alaska Pollock, including being low-calorie and high in protein. Imitation Crab is a healthy, affordable and sustainable alternative to real crab, so you can enjoy it in your favorite sandwich, salad, or recipe all year-round.
What is Imitation Crab?
Imitation Crab is the result of flavoring, shaping, and coloring a seafood paste called Surimi, mixed with real crab, to look like the real deal. To make Imitation Crab, we begin by finely mincing Wild Alaska Pollock, and then blending it with ingredients like starch, salt, natural crab meat, and egg white. From there, we add flavoring like snow crab extract and swimming crab extract, and color and shape the product to take on the appearance of real crab meat.
Health Benefits & Nutrition
There are many ways to enjoy Imitation Crab and still get the most nutrition out of your meal. For example, if you’re looking to add more texture and taste to your favorite dip, our Crab Delights ® Flake Style provides 150mg of Omega-3 and 7g of protein in each 80-calorie serving. If you’re looking for a healthy, satisfying midday snack, our Crab Delights ® 5 Pack Legs provides 40mg of Omega-3 and 3g of protein per each 40-calorie serving, and like all our Imitation Crab products, comes fully cooked and ready to eat.
We proudly oversee every step of the process in producing Louis Kemp Surimi products, including Imitation Crab. From harvesting and processing the Wild Alaska Pollock, all the way to the shelves of your local grocery, we make sure all our products are handled sustainably and responsibly every step of the way.