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Crab vs Mussel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 41mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mussel
Mussel contains less Sodium (difference - 194mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Mussel
Mussel contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food is cheaper?
Mussel
Mussel is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab
Crab is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.649g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Crab
Crab is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Crab Mussel
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Crab Mussel
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
27
Crab
126
Mussel
Mineral Summary Score
53
Crab
47
Mussel

Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Crab
3
:
5
Mussel
Contains more Calcium +175.8%
Contains more Copper +446.3%
Contains more Zinc +42.7%
Contains more Iron +1244%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.8%
Contains less Sodium -34.5%
Equal in Potassium - 268
Equal in Magnesium - 37
Contains more Calcium +175.8%
Contains more Copper +446.3%
Contains more Zinc +42.7%
Contains more Iron +1244%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.8%
Contains less Sodium -34.5%
Equal in Potassium - 268
Equal in Magnesium - 37

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Crab
5
:
6
Mussel
Contains more Vitamin B6 +56%
Contains more Vitamin C +312.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +15100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1204.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +351.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +620.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.95
Contains more Vitamin B6 +56%
Contains more Vitamin C +312.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +15100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1204.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +351.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +620.7%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 3
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.95

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
107%
Crab
143%
Mussel
Carbohydrates
0%
Crab
7%
Mussel
Fats
3%
Crab
21%
Mussel

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Crab Mussel Opinion
Calories 83 172 Mussel
Protein 17.88 23.8 Mussel
Fats 0.74 4.48 Mussel
Vitamin C 3.3 13.6 Mussel
Carbs 0 7.39 Mussel
Cholesterol 97 56 Mussel
Vitamin D 0 Crab
Iron 0.5 6.72 Mussel
Calcium 91 33 Crab
Potassium 259 268 Mussel
Magnesium 36 37 Mussel
Sugars 0 Crab
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.814 0.149 Crab
Zinc 3.81 2.67 Crab
Starch 0 Crab
Phosphorus 234 285 Mussel
Sodium 563 369 Mussel
Vitamin A 2 304 Mussel
Vitamin E 1.84 Crab
Vitamin D 0 Crab
Vitamin B1 0.023 0.3 Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.093 0.42 Mussel
Vitamin B3 2.747 3 Mussel
Vitamin B5 0.997 0.95 Crab
Vitamin B6 0.156 0.1 Crab
Vitamin B12 3.33 24 Mussel
Vitamin K 0.3 Crab
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0.014 Mussel
Saturated Fat 0.201 0.85 Crab
Monounsaturated Fat 0.129 1.014 Mussel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.258 1.212 Mussel
Tryptophan 0.226 0.267 Mussel
Threonine 0.727 1.025 Mussel
Isoleucine 0.776 1.036 Mussel
Leucine 1.307 1.676 Mussel
Lysine 1.386 1.779 Mussel
Methionine 0.452 0.537 Mussel
Phenylalanine 0.708 0.853 Mussel
Valine 0.806 1.04 Mussel
Histidine 0.393 0.457 Mussel
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
Dietary Guidelines for Americans is used as the primary source for advice in this web resource
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