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Crab meat vs Shark - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Crab meat and Shark

  • Crab meat has more Vitamin B12, Copper, Zinc, Folate, and Phosphorus, however Shark has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin C, and Vitamin A.
  • Crab meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 417% more.
  • Crab meat has 36 times more Copper than Shark. Crab meat has 1.182mg of Copper, while Shark has 0.033mg.
  • Shark is lower in Sodium.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, cooked, moist heat and Fish, shark, mixed species, 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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Shark
Contains more Calcium +73.5%
Contains more Potassium +63.8%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Copper +3481.8%
Contains more Zinc +1672.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Iron +10.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 29% 18% 24% 45% 394% 208% 120% 140%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 32% 11% 15% 35% 11% 12% 90% 11%
Contains more Calcium +73.5%
Contains more Potassium +63.8%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Copper +3481.8%
Contains more Zinc +1672.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Iron +10.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.6%

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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Shark
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +671.8%
Contains more Folate +1600%
Contains more Vitamin A +703.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +119.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +73.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +122.2%
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% 14% 20% 18% 11% 15% 56% 42% 93% 187% 1% 3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +671.8%
Contains more Folate +1600%
Contains more Vitamin A +703.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +119.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +73.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +122.2%

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
38
Shark
Mineral Summary Score
122
Crab meat
27
Shark

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
126%
Shark
Carbohydrates
0%
Crab meat
0%
Shark
Fats
7%
Crab meat
21%
Shark

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 Shark
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium 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

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Crab meat Shark
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?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 993mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $12)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Shark
Shark 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 - 0.792g)
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

Nutrient Crab meat Shark Opinion
Calories 97 130 Shark
Protein 19.35 20.98 Shark
Fats 1.54 4.51 Shark
Vitamin C 7.6 0 Crab meat
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 53 51 Shark
Vitamin D 24 Shark
Iron 0.76 0.84 Shark
Calcium 59 34 Crab meat
Potassium 262 160 Crab meat
Magnesium 63 49 Crab meat
Sugar 0 Crab meat
Fiber 0 0
Copper 1.182 0.033 Crab meat
Zinc 7.62 0.43 Crab meat
Starch
Phosphorus 280 210 Crab meat
Sodium 1072 79 Shark
Vitamin A 29 233 Shark
Vitamin E 1 Shark
Vitamin D 0.6 Shark
Vitamin B1 0.053 0.042 Crab meat
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.062 Shark
Vitamin B3 1.34 2.938 Shark
Vitamin B5 0.4 0.695 Shark
Vitamin B6 0.18 0.4 Shark
Vitamin B12 11.5 1.49 Crab meat
Vitamin K 0.1 Shark
Folate 51 3 Crab meat
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.133 0.925 Crab meat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.185 1.808 Shark
Polyunsaturated fat 0.536 1.195 Shark
Tryptophan 0.269 0.235 Crab meat
Threonine 0.783 0.92 Shark
Isoleucine 0.938 0.967 Shark
Leucine 1.536 1.705 Shark
Lysine 1.684 1.926 Shark
Methionine 0.545 0.621 Shark
Phenylalanine 0.817 0.819 Shark
Valine 0.91 1.081 Shark
Histidine 0.393 0.618 Shark
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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 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. Shark - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173697/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.