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Shrimp vs Crab meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Shrimp
Shrimp is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shrimp
Shrimp contains less Sodium (difference - 961mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.077g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Crab meat
Crab meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 136mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Crab meat
Crab meat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)

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.
Shrimp Crab meat
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugars Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Shrimp 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
0
Shrimp
58
Crab meat
Mineral Summary Score
32
Shrimp
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
Shrimp
2
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Contains more Calcium +18.6%
Contains less Sodium -89.6%
Contains more Iron +49%
Contains more Magnesium +61.5%
Contains more Copper +211.9%
Contains more Zinc +364.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.1%
Equal in Potassium - 262
Contains more Calcium +18.6%
Contains less Sodium -89.6%
Contains more Iron +49%
Contains more Magnesium +61.5%
Contains more Copper +211.9%
Contains more Zinc +364.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.1%
Equal in Potassium - 262

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
Shrimp
0
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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
144%
Shrimp
116%
Crab meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Shrimp
0%
Crab meat
Fats
1%
Shrimp
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 Shrimp Crab meat Opinion
Calories 99 97 Shrimp
Protein 23.98 19.35 Shrimp
Fats 0.28 1.54 Crab meat
Vitamin C 7.6 Crab meat
Carbs 0.2 0 Shrimp
Cholesterol 189 53 Crab meat
Vitamin D
Iron 0.51 0.76 Crab meat
Calcium 70 59 Shrimp
Potassium 259 262 Crab meat
Magnesium 39 63 Crab meat
Sugars
Fiber 0 Crab meat
Copper 0.379 1.182 Crab meat
Zinc 1.64 7.62 Crab meat
Starch
Phosphorus 237 280 Crab meat
Sodium 111 1072 Shrimp
Vitamin A 29 Crab meat
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.053 Crab meat
Vitamin B2 0.055 Crab meat
Vitamin B3 1.34 Crab meat
Vitamin B5 0.4 Crab meat
Vitamin B6 0.18 Crab meat
Vitamin B12 11.5 Crab meat
Vitamin K
Folic acid (B9) 0 Crab meat
Trans Fat 0.002 Crab meat
Saturated Fat 0.056 0.133 Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.048 0.185 Crab meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.079 0.536 Crab meat
Tryptophan 0.269 Crab meat
Threonine 0.783 Crab meat
Isoleucine 0.938 Crab meat
Leucine 1.536 Crab meat
Lysine 1.684 Crab meat
Methionine 0.545 Crab meat
Phenylalanine 0.817 Crab meat
Valine 0.91 Crab meat
Histidine 0.393 Crab meat
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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