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Mussel vs Crab meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Mussel
Mussel contains less Sodium (difference - 703mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Mussel
Mussel is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mussel
Mussel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.717g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food contains less Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
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.
Mussel Crab meat
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Mussel Crab meat
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
126
Mussel
58
Crab meat
Mineral Summary Score
47
Mussel
81
Crab meat

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
Mussel
4
:
Contains more Iron +784.2%
Contains less Sodium -65.6%
Contains more Calcium +78.8%
Contains more Magnesium +70.3%
Contains more Copper +693.3%
Contains more Zinc +185.4%
Equal in Potassium - 262
Equal in Phosphorus - 280
Contains more Iron +784.2%
Contains less Sodium -65.6%
Contains more Calcium +78.8%
Contains more Magnesium +70.3%
Contains more Copper +693.3%
Contains more Zinc +185.4%
Equal in Potassium - 262
Equal in Phosphorus - 280

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
Mussel
7
:
Contains more Vitamin C +78.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +948.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +466%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +663.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +123.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +108.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +80%
Contains more Vitamin C +78.9%
Contains more Vitamin A +948.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +466%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +663.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +123.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +108.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +80%

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
143%
Mussel
116%
Crab meat
Carbohydrates
7%
Mussel
0%
Crab meat
Fats
21%
Mussel
7%
Crab meat

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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 Mussel Crab meat Opinion
Calories 172 97 Mussel
Protein 23.8 19.35 Mussel
Fats 4.48 1.54 Mussel
Vitamin C 13.6 7.6 Mussel
Carbs 7.39 0 Mussel
Cholesterol 56 53 Crab meat
Vitamin D
Iron 6.72 0.76 Mussel
Calcium 33 59 Crab meat
Potassium 268 262 Mussel
Magnesium 37 63 Crab meat
Sugars
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.149 1.182 Crab meat
Zinc 2.67 7.62 Crab meat
Starch
Phosphorus 285 280 Mussel
Sodium 369 1072 Mussel
Vitamin A 304 29 Mussel
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.3 0.053 Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.42 0.055 Mussel
Vitamin B3 3 1.34 Mussel
Vitamin B5 0.95 0.4 Mussel
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.18 Crab meat
Vitamin B12 24 11.5 Mussel
Vitamin K
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.85 0.133 Crab meat
Monounsaturated Fat 1.014 0.185 Mussel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.212 0.536 Mussel
Tryptophan 0.267 0.269 Crab meat
Threonine 1.025 0.783 Mussel
Isoleucine 1.036 0.938 Mussel
Leucine 1.676 1.536 Mussel
Lysine 1.779 1.684 Mussel
Methionine 0.537 0.545 Crab meat
Phenylalanine 0.853 0.817 Mussel
Valine 1.04 0.91 Mussel
Histidine 0.457 0.393 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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