Mbariket refined, ground crayfish. Our first and most popular aromatic seafood seasoning. Smoky, textured, earthy flavor; and non-spicy. Wild-caught and hand-sorted to ensure the best quality, hand-sifted to remove impurities, sun-dried for golden texture, and grounded for your cooking convenience. Mbariket ground crayfish is ideal for flavoring and seasoning various meals and recipes, including plain rice, beans, plantain, soups, meats and poultry, seafood, and more. Children love them too. FDA and USDA cleared. Available in whole form. Imported from Nigeria. Net Weight: 2 oz.
FAQ – Crayfish Powder
By Rich Mbariket
Is crayfish powder shellfish?
Yes, crayfish powder (also known as crawdad powder, yabby powder, and crawfish powder) belongs in the shellfish category. Crayfish are crustaceans, which includes shrimp, lobsters, crabs, snails, oysters, and scallops. There are more than 500 known species of them throughout the world, with new varieties discovered every year in a range of shapes and sizes. Crayfish can be harvested from salt and freshwater ponds, lakes, and rivers. They can be dried (dehydrated) naturally or artificially to remove moisture.
Mbariket recommends sun drying, with the help of natural airflow. Our crayfish powder is sun-dried in Nigeria to achieve the golden texture and unique taste we are known for.
Can you eat crayfish powder with a shellfish allergy?
Yes, it’s possible. Shellfish is a common food allergy. However, consult an allergist to learn more about the allergy risks of shellfish exposure.
Is crayfish powder spicy?
Crayfish powder is a non-spicy food flavoring and seasoning ingredient with an earthy, smoked-fishy taste and aroma. Use in flavoring and seasoning various local and international cuisines, including plain, cooked, steamed rice without adding any heat. You can find crayfish-flavored Lay’s potato chips, crayfish burgers, crayfish burritos, crayfish tacos, crayfish pizza, crayfish eggs, crayfish-flavored chicken, and BBQ, and more.
Perhaps, to help kids eat their meals, a slight sprinkle of crayfish powder could be all that they need.
Can pets eat crayfish powder?
Pets eat crayfish powder. It’s an excellent food source for pets, including other crayfish and fish, birds, snakes, turtles, cats, dogs, and rabbits. Consult your vet about appropriate serving sizes of crayfish powder for your pet, especially if you plan to feed crayfish powder as a regular part of their diet.
How is crayfish powder used in cuisines?
Chefs and food makers often use crayfish powder in different dishes. In my home country of Nigeria, a typical meal is often seasoned and flavored with crayfish powder to feed a growing population of 220 million people. In the United States, and particularly in Louisiana, people eat between 120 to 150 million pounds of them and other grounded decapods a year. Chinese people eat 90% of the world’s crayfish powder every year.
Does crayfish powder expire or go bad?
Yes, crayfish powder does expire and will generally stay at best quality and taste for about 12 to 18 months if properly stored. Mbariket crayfish powder comes in food grade resealable Mylar bags and plastic shaker jars, helping to maximize the shelf life.