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Crab meat vs. Crab — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Crab meat and Crab different?

  • Crab meat is richer in Vitamin B12, Copper, Zinc, Phosphorus, and Magnesium, while Crab is higher in Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, and Selenium.
  • Crab meat covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 340% more than Crab.
  • Crab meat contains 2 times more Zinc than Crab. Crab meat contains 7.62mg of Zinc, while Crab contains 3.81mg.
  • Crab is lower in Sodium.

Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, cooked, moist heat and Crustaceans, crab, blue, canned types were used in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Crab
Contains more Iron +52%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.7%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +45.2%
Contains more Calcium +54.2%
Contains less Sodium -47.5%
Contains more Manganese +85%
Equal in Potassium - 259
Equal in Selenium - 42.9
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 18% 29% 45% 120% 24% 140% 208% 394% 6% 219%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 28% 19% 26% 101% 23% 74% 104% 272% 10% 234%
Contains more Iron +52%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.7%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +45.2%
Contains more Calcium +54.2%
Contains less Sodium -47.5%
Contains more Manganese +85%
Equal in Potassium - 259
Equal in Selenium - 42.9

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Crab
Contains more Vitamin A +1350%
Contains more Vitamin C +130.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +245.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +69.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +105%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +149.3%
Equal in Folate - 51
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 26% 14% 13% 26% 24% 42% 39% 1438% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 37% 0% 11% 6% 22% 52% 60% 36% 39% 417% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +1350%
Contains more Vitamin C +130.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +245.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +69.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +105%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +149.3%
Equal in Folate - 51

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Crab
Contains more Fats +108.1%
Equal in Protein - 17.88
Equal in Water - 79.69
Equal in Other - 1.69
19% 78%
Protein: 19.35 g
Fats: 1.54 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 77.55 g
Other: 1.56 g
18% 80% 2%
Protein: 17.88 g
Fats: 0.74 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 79.69 g
Other: 1.69 g
Contains more Fats +108.1%
Equal in Protein - 17.88
Equal in Water - 79.69
Equal in Other - 1.69

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Crab
Contains less Saturated Fat -33.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +43.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +107.8%
16% 22% 63%
Saturated Fat: 0.133 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.185 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.536 g
34% 22% 44%
Saturated Fat: 0.201 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.129 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.258 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -33.8%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +43.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +107.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Crab meat Crab
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab meat Crab Opinion
Protein 19.35g 17.88g Crab meat
Fats 1.54g 0.74g Crab meat
Calories 97kcal 83kcal Crab meat
Calcium 59mg 91mg Crab
Iron 0.76mg 0.5mg Crab meat
Magnesium 63mg 36mg Crab meat
Phosphorus 280mg 234mg Crab meat
Potassium 262mg 259mg Crab meat
Sodium 1072mg 563mg Crab
Zinc 7.62mg 3.81mg Crab meat
Copper 1.182mg 0.814mg Crab meat
Manganese 0.04mg 0.074mg Crab
Selenium 40µg 42.9µg Crab
Vitamin A 29IU 2IU Crab meat
Vitamin A RAE 9µg 1µg Crab meat
Vitamin E 1.84mg Crab
Vitamin C 7.6mg 3.3mg Crab meat
Vitamin B1 0.053mg 0.023mg Crab meat
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.093mg Crab
Vitamin B3 1.34mg 2.747mg Crab
Vitamin B5 0.4mg 0.997mg Crab
Vitamin B6 0.18mg 0.156mg Crab meat
Folate 51µg 51µg
Vitamin B12 11.5µg 3.33µg Crab meat
Vitamin K 0.3µg Crab
Tryptophan 0.269mg 0.226mg Crab meat
Threonine 0.783mg 0.727mg Crab meat
Isoleucine 0.938mg 0.776mg Crab meat
Leucine 1.536mg 1.307mg Crab meat
Lysine 1.684mg 1.386mg Crab meat
Methionine 0.545mg 0.452mg Crab meat
Phenylalanine 0.817mg 0.708mg Crab meat
Valine 0.91mg 0.806mg Crab meat
Histidine 0.393mg 0.393mg
Cholesterol 53mg 97mg Crab meat
Trans Fat 0.014g Crab meat
Saturated Fat 0.133g 0.201g Crab meat
Omega-3 - DHA 0.118g 0.067g Crab meat
Omega-3 - EPA 0.295g 0.101g Crab meat
Omega-3 - DPA 0.031g 0.009g Crab meat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.185g 0.129g Crab meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.536g 0.258g Crab meat
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.005g Crab

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Crab meat Crab
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
135%
Crab meat
56%
Crab
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
120%
Crab meat
89%
Crab

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 44mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.068g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Crab meat
Crab meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Crab
Crab contains less Sodium (difference - 509mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($12)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Crab meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174202/nutrients
  2. Crab - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171966/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.