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Crab meat vs Mussel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Crab meat and Mussel

  • Crab meat has more Copper, and Zinc, however Mussel has more Vitamin B12, Manganese, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B5.
  • Mussel's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 521% more.
  • Crab meat has 8 times more Copper than Mussel. Crab meat has 1.182mg of Copper, while Mussel has 0.149mg.
  • Mussel is lower in Sodium.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, cooked, moist heat and Mollusks, mussel, blue, cooked, moist heat.

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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 +78.8%
Contains more Magnesium +70.3%
Contains more Zinc +185.4%
Contains more Copper +693.3%
Contains more Iron +784.2%
Contains less Sodium -65.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 285
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 10% 252% 27% 123% 24% 49% 73% 50%
Contains more Calcium +78.8%
Contains more Magnesium +70.3%
Contains more Zinc +185.4%
Contains more Copper +693.3%
Contains more Iron +784.2%
Contains less Sodium -65.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 285
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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Mussel
Contains more Vitamin B6 +80%
Contains more Vitamin A +948.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +78.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +466%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +663.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +123.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +137.5%
Contains more Folate +49%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +108.7%
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% 46% 75% 97% 57% 57% 24% 57% 3000% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +80%
Contains more Vitamin A +948.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +78.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +466%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +663.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +123.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +137.5%
Contains more Folate +49%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +108.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab meat Mussel Opinion
Net carbs 0g 7.39g Mussel
Protein 19.35g 23.8g Mussel
Fats 1.54g 4.48g Mussel
Carbs 0g 7.39g Mussel
Calories 97kcal 172kcal Mussel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 59mg 33mg Crab meat
Iron 0.76mg 6.72mg Mussel
Magnesium 63mg 37mg Crab meat
Phosphorus 280mg 285mg Mussel
Potassium 262mg 268mg Mussel
Sodium 1072mg 369mg Mussel
Zinc 7.62mg 2.67mg Crab meat
Copper 1.182mg 0.149mg Crab meat
Vitamin A 29IU 304IU Mussel
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 7.6mg 13.6mg Mussel
Vitamin B1 0.053mg 0.3mg Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.42mg Mussel
Vitamin B3 1.34mg 3mg Mussel
Vitamin B5 0.4mg 0.95mg Mussel
Vitamin B6 0.18mg 0.1mg Crab meat
Folate 51µg 76µg Mussel
Vitamin B12 11.5µg 24µg Mussel
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.269mg 0.267mg Crab meat
Threonine 0.783mg 1.025mg Mussel
Isoleucine 0.938mg 1.036mg Mussel
Leucine 1.536mg 1.676mg Mussel
Lysine 1.684mg 1.779mg Mussel
Methionine 0.545mg 0.537mg Crab meat
Phenylalanine 0.817mg 0.853mg Mussel
Valine 0.91mg 1.04mg Mussel
Histidine 0.393mg 0.457mg Mussel
Cholesterol 53mg 56mg Crab meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.133g 0.85g Crab meat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.185g 1.014g Mussel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.536g 1.212g Mussel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Crab meat Mussel
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
286
Mussel
Mineral Summary Score
122
Crab meat
76
Mussel

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
143%
Mussel
Carbohydrates
0%
Crab meat
7%
Mussel
Fats
7%
Crab meat
21%
Mussel

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Mussel
Mussel contains less Sodium (difference - 703mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Mussel
Mussel is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mussel
Mussel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.717g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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.

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. Mussel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174217/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.