The article explains why it is better to use fresh crab meat instead of canned crab when making stuffed flounder. Canned crab is usually full of preservatives, which can affect its color and flavor. Fresh crab meat from the refrigerated section near the seafood counter is a better option as it is already cooked and picked from the crab for you. It has a sweeter flavor and buttery texture compared to canned crab. The article advises against using imitation crab and suggests saving canned crab for dishes like crab cakes or dip.