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Crab meat vs Halibut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Crab meat and Halibut

  • Crab meat is higher in Vitamin B12, Copper, Zinc, Phosphorus, Folate and Magnesium, yet Halibut is higher in Vitamin B6 and Vitamin C.
  • Crab meat covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 437% more than Halibut.
  • Crab meat contains 51 times more Folate than Halibut. While Crab meat contains 51µg of Folate, Halibut contains only 1µg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Halibut is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, cooked, moist heat and Fish, halibut, Greenland, raw.

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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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Iron +15.2%
Contains more Calcium +1866.7%
Contains more Magnesium +142.3%
Contains more Copper +3840%
Contains more Zinc +1805%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.7%
Contains less Sodium -92.5%
Equal in Potassium - 268
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 29% 18% 24% 45% 394% 208% 120% 140%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 25% 1% 24% 19% 10% 11% 71% 11%
Contains more Iron +15.2%
Contains more Calcium +1866.7%
Contains more Magnesium +142.3%
Contains more Copper +3840%
Contains more Zinc +1805%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.7%
Contains less Sodium -92.5%
Equal in Potassium - 268

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1050%
Contains more Folate +5000%
Contains more Vitamin A +62.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +133.3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 26% 2% 0% 0% 14% 13% 26% 24% 42% 1438% 0% 39%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 3% 15% 822% 15% 19% 29% 15% 97% 126% 1% 1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1050%
Contains more Folate +5000%
Contains more Vitamin A +62.1%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +133.3%

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
135
Crab meat
95
Halibut
Mineral Summary Score
122
Crab meat
21
Halibut

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
116%
Crab meat
86%
Halibut
Carbohydrates
0%
Crab meat
0%
Halibut
Fats
7%
Crab meat
64%
Halibut

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Crab meat Halibut
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Halibut
Halibut contains less Sodium (difference - 992mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Halibut
Halibut is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Halibut
Halibut is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Crab meat
Crab meat contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.286g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Crab meat
Crab meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

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 Crab meat Halibut Opinion
Calories 97 186 Halibut
Protein 19.35 14.37 Crab meat
Fats 1.54 13.84 Halibut
Vitamin C 7.6 0 Crab meat
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 53 46 Halibut
Vitamin D 1097 Halibut
Iron 0.76 0.66 Crab meat
Calcium 59 3 Crab meat
Potassium 262 268 Halibut
Magnesium 63 26 Crab meat
Sugars 0 Crab meat
Fiber 0 0
Copper 1.182 0.03 Crab meat
Zinc 7.62 0.4 Crab meat
Starch
Phosphorus 280 164 Crab meat
Sodium 1072 80 Halibut
Vitamin A 29 47 Halibut
Vitamin E 0.73 Halibut
Vitamin D 27.4 Halibut
Vitamin B1 0.053 0.06 Halibut
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.08 Halibut
Vitamin B3 1.34 1.5 Halibut
Vitamin B5 0.4 0.25 Crab meat
Vitamin B6 0.18 0.42 Halibut
Vitamin B12 11.5 1 Crab meat
Vitamin K 0.1 Halibut
Folate 51 1 Crab meat
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.133 2.419 Crab meat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.185 8.378 Halibut
Polyunsaturated fat 0.536 1.367 Halibut
Tryptophan 0.269 0.161 Crab meat
Threonine 0.783 0.63 Crab meat
Isoleucine 0.938 0.662 Crab meat
Leucine 1.536 1.168 Crab meat
Lysine 1.684 1.32 Crab meat
Methionine 0.545 0.425 Crab meat
Phenylalanine 0.817 0.561 Crab meat
Valine 0.91 0.74 Crab meat
Histidine 0.393 0.423 Halibut
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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 of 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. Halibut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171965/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.