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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 438% 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
Contains more Calcium +1866.7%
Contains more Iron +15.2%
Contains more Magnesium +142.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.7%
Contains more Zinc +1805%
Contains more Copper +3840%
Contains less Sodium -92.5%
Equal in Potassium - 268
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 29% 45% 120% 24% 140% 208% 394%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 25% 19% 71% 24% 11% 11% 10%
Contains more Calcium +1866.7%
Contains more Iron +15.2%
Contains more Magnesium +142.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.7%
Contains more Zinc +1805%
Contains more Copper +3840%
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 Folate +5000%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1050%
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 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 3% 15% 822% 0% 15% 19% 29% 15% 97% 1% 126% 1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +60%
Contains more Folate +5000%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1050%
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%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to 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 Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills 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 food.
Protein
116%
Crab meat
86%
Halibut
Carbohydrates
0%
Crab meat
0%
Halibut
Fats
7%
Crab meat
64%
Halibut

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Halibut
Halibut contains less Sodium (difference - 992mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
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 is lower in Sugar?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Sugar (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)

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. 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.