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Mussel vs Crab - 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 Sugars?
Mussel
Mussel contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mussel
Mussel contains less Sodium (difference - 194mg)
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 minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. 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
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Mussel Crab
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
27
Crab
Mineral Summary Score
47
Mussel
53
Crab

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
5
:
3
Crab
Contains more Iron +1244%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.8%
Contains less Sodium -34.5%
Contains more Calcium +175.8%
Contains more Copper +446.3%
Contains more Zinc +42.7%
Equal in Potassium - 259
Equal in Magnesium - 36
Contains more Iron +1244%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.8%
Contains less Sodium -34.5%
Contains more Calcium +175.8%
Contains more Copper +446.3%
Contains more Zinc +42.7%
Equal in Potassium - 259
Equal in Magnesium - 36

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
6
:
5
Crab
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%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +56%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.747
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.997
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%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +56%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.747
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.997

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
107%
Crab
Carbohydrates
7%
Mussel
0%
Crab
Fats
21%
Mussel
3%
Crab

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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 Opinion
Calories 172 83 Mussel
Protein 23.8 17.88 Mussel
Fats 4.48 0.74 Mussel
Vitamin C 13.6 3.3 Mussel
Carbs 7.39 0 Mussel
Cholesterol 56 97 Mussel
Vitamin D 0 Crab
Iron 6.72 0.5 Mussel
Calcium 33 91 Crab
Potassium 268 259 Mussel
Magnesium 37 36 Mussel
Sugars 0 Crab
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.149 0.814 Crab
Zinc 2.67 3.81 Crab
Starch 0 Crab
Phosphorus 285 234 Mussel
Sodium 369 563 Mussel
Vitamin A 304 2 Mussel
Vitamin E 1.84 Crab
Vitamin D 0 Crab
Vitamin B1 0.3 0.023 Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.42 0.093 Mussel
Vitamin B3 3 2.747 Mussel
Vitamin B5 0.95 0.997 Crab
Vitamin B6 0.1 0.156 Crab
Vitamin B12 24 3.33 Mussel
Vitamin K 0.3 Crab
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0.014 Mussel
Saturated Fat 0.85 0.201 Crab
Monounsaturated Fat 1.014 0.129 Mussel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.212 0.258 Mussel
Tryptophan 0.267 0.226 Mussel
Threonine 1.025 0.727 Mussel
Isoleucine 1.036 0.776 Mussel
Leucine 1.676 1.307 Mussel
Lysine 1.779 1.386 Mussel
Methionine 0.537 0.452 Mussel
Phenylalanine 0.853 0.708 Mussel
Valine 1.04 0.806 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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