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Crab meat vs Oyster - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Crab meat and Oyster

  • Crab meat is higher in Phosphorus, yet Oyster is higher in Zinc, Copper, Vitamin B12, Iron, Selenium, Manganese, and Vitamin B2.
  • Oyster covers your daily Zinc needs 723% more than Crab meat.
  • Crab meat contains 3 times more Sodium than Oyster. While Crab meat contains 1072mg of Sodium, Oyster contains only 417mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, cooked, moist heat and Mollusks, oyster, eastern, cooked, breaded and fried.

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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 Phosphorus +76.1%
Contains more Iron +814.5%
Contains less Sodium -61.1%
Contains more Zinc +1043.4%
Contains more Copper +263.3%
Equal in Calcium - 62
Equal in Magnesium - 58
Equal in Potassium - 244
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 29% 45% 120% 24% 140% 208% 394%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 19% 261% 42% 69% 22% 55% 2377% 1432%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.1%
Contains more Iron +814.5%
Contains less Sodium -61.1%
Contains more Zinc +1043.4%
Contains more Copper +263.3%
Equal in Calcium - 62
Equal in Magnesium - 58
Equal in Potassium - 244

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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Oyster
Contains more Vitamin C +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +181.3%
Contains more Folate +64.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +941.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +183%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +267.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +35.9%
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 19% 0% 0% 13% 38% 47% 31% 17% 15% 24% 1954% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +181.3%
Contains more Folate +64.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +941.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +183%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +267.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +35.9%

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 Oyster
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab meat Oyster Opinion
Net carbs 0g 11.62g Oyster
Protein 19.35g 8.77g Crab meat
Fats 1.54g 12.58g Oyster
Carbs 0g 11.62g Oyster
Calories 97kcal 199kcal Oyster
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g g Crab meat
Calcium 59mg 62mg Oyster
Iron 0.76mg 6.95mg Oyster
Magnesium 63mg 58mg Crab meat
Phosphorus 280mg 159mg Crab meat
Potassium 262mg 244mg Crab meat
Sodium 1072mg 417mg Oyster
Zinc 7.62mg 87.13mg Oyster
Copper 1.182mg 4.294mg Oyster
Vitamin A 29IU 302IU Oyster
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 7.6mg 3.8mg Crab meat
Vitamin B1 0.053mg 0.15mg Oyster
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.202mg Oyster
Vitamin B3 1.34mg 1.65mg Oyster
Vitamin B5 0.4mg 0.27mg Crab meat
Vitamin B6 0.18mg 0.064mg Crab meat
Folate 51µg 31µg Crab meat
Vitamin B12 11.5µg 15.63µg Oyster
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.269mg 0.105mg Crab meat
Threonine 0.783mg 0.365mg Crab meat
Isoleucine 0.938mg 0.396mg Crab meat
Leucine 1.536mg 0.638mg Crab meat
Lysine 1.684mg 0.582mg Crab meat
Methionine 0.545mg 0.199mg Crab meat
Phenylalanine 0.817mg 0.352mg Crab meat
Valine 0.91mg 0.409mg Crab meat
Histidine 0.393mg 0.175mg Crab meat
Cholesterol 53mg 71mg Crab meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.133g 3.197g Crab meat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.185g 4.702g Oyster
Polyunsaturated fat 0.536g 3.313g Oyster

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Crab meat Oyster
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
179
Oyster
Mineral Summary Score
122
Crab meat
534
Oyster

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
53%
Oyster
Carbohydrates
0%
Crab meat
12%
Oyster
Fats
7%
Crab meat
58%
Oyster

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Oyster
Oyster contains less Sodium (difference - 655mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Oyster
Oyster is cheaper (difference - $9)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.064g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Oyster - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171979/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.