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Shrimp vs Crab - 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 - 452mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.145g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Shrimp
Shrimp contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Crab
Crab is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab
Crab is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 92mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Crab
Crab is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
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.
Shrimp Crab
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Shrimp 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
0
Shrimp
27
Crab
Mineral Summary Score
32
Shrimp
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
Shrimp
4
:
3
Crab
Contains less Sodium -80.3%
Contains more Calcium +30%
Contains more Copper +114.8%
Contains more Zinc +132.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.5
Equal in Potassium - 259
Equal in Magnesium - 36
Equal in Phosphorus - 234
Contains less Sodium -80.3%
Contains more Calcium +30%
Contains more Copper +114.8%
Contains more Zinc +132.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.5
Equal in Potassium - 259
Equal in Magnesium - 36
Equal in Phosphorus - 234

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
:
12
Crab

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
107%
Crab
Carbohydrates
0%
Shrimp
0%
Crab
Fats
1%
Shrimp
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 Shrimp Crab Opinion
Calories 99 83 Shrimp
Protein 23.98 17.88 Shrimp
Fats 0.28 0.74 Crab
Vitamin C 3.3 Crab
Carbs 0.2 0 Shrimp
Cholesterol 189 97 Crab
Vitamin D 0 Crab
Iron 0.51 0.5 Shrimp
Calcium 70 91 Crab
Potassium 259 259
Magnesium 39 36 Shrimp
Sugars 0 Crab
Fiber 0 Crab
Copper 0.379 0.814 Crab
Zinc 1.64 3.81 Crab
Starch 0 Crab
Phosphorus 237 234 Shrimp
Sodium 111 563 Shrimp
Vitamin A 2 Crab
Vitamin E 1.84 Crab
Vitamin D 0 Crab
Vitamin B1 0.023 Crab
Vitamin B2 0.093 Crab
Vitamin B3 2.747 Crab
Vitamin B5 0.997 Crab
Vitamin B6 0.156 Crab
Vitamin B12 3.33 Crab
Vitamin K 0.3 Crab
Folic acid (B9) 0 Crab
Trans Fat 0.002 0.014 Shrimp
Saturated Fat 0.056 0.201 Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.048 0.129 Crab
Polyunsaturated fat 0.079 0.258 Crab
Tryptophan 0.226 Crab
Threonine 0.727 Crab
Isoleucine 0.776 Crab
Leucine 1.307 Crab
Lysine 1.386 Crab
Methionine 0.452 Crab
Phenylalanine 0.708 Crab
Valine 0.806 Crab
Histidine 0.393 Crab
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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