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Crab vs Crab meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Crab and Crab meat different?

  • Crab is richer in Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3, and Selenium, while Crab meat is higher in Vitamin B12, Copper, Zinc, Phosphorus, and Magnesium.
  • Crab meat covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 340% more than Crab.
  • Crab contains 2 times more Vitamin B5 than Crab meat. Crab contains 0.997mg of Vitamin B5, while Crab meat contains 0.4mg.
  • Crab meat is lower in Cholesterol.

Crustaceans, crab, blue, canned and Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, cooked, moist heat types were used in this article.

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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
Crab
2
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Contains more Calcium +54.2%
Contains less Sodium -47.5%
Contains more Iron +52%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.7%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +45.2%
Equal in Potassium - 262
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 19% 26% 101% 23% 74% 104% 272%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 29% 45% 120% 24% 140% 208% 394%
Contains more Calcium +54.2%
Contains less Sodium -47.5%
Contains more Iron +52%
Contains more Magnesium +75%
Contains more Phosphorus +19.7%
Contains more Zinc +100%
Contains more Copper +45.2%
Equal in Potassium - 262

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
Crab
6
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Contains more Vitamin B2 +69.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +105%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +149.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +1350%
Contains more Vitamin C +130.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +245.3%
Equal in Folate - 51
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 37% 0% 11% 6% 22% 52% 60% 36% 39% 417% 1%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +69.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +105%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +149.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +1350%
Contains more Vitamin C +130.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +15.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +245.3%
Equal in Folate - 51

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab Crab meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 17.88g 19.35g Crab meat
Fats 0.74g 1.54g Crab meat
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 83kcal 97kcal Crab meat
Starch 0g g Crab
Fructose 0g g Crab
Sugar 0g g Crab meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 91mg 59mg Crab
Iron 0.5mg 0.76mg Crab meat
Magnesium 36mg 63mg Crab meat
Phosphorus 234mg 280mg Crab meat
Potassium 259mg 262mg Crab meat
Sodium 563mg 1072mg Crab
Zinc 3.81mg 7.62mg Crab meat
Copper 0.814mg 1.182mg Crab meat
Vitamin A 2IU 29IU Crab meat
Vitamin E 1.84mg mg Crab
Vitamin D 0IU IU Crab
Vitamin D 0µg µg Crab
Vitamin C 3.3mg 7.6mg Crab meat
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.053mg Crab meat
Vitamin B2 0.093mg 0.055mg Crab
Vitamin B3 2.747mg 1.34mg Crab
Vitamin B5 0.997mg 0.4mg Crab
Vitamin B6 0.156mg 0.18mg Crab meat
Folate 51µg 51µg
Vitamin B12 3.33µg 11.5µg Crab meat
Vitamin K 0.3µg µg Crab
Tryptophan 0.226mg 0.269mg Crab meat
Threonine 0.727mg 0.783mg Crab meat
Isoleucine 0.776mg 0.938mg Crab meat
Leucine 1.307mg 1.536mg Crab meat
Lysine 1.386mg 1.684mg Crab meat
Methionine 0.452mg 0.545mg Crab meat
Phenylalanine 0.708mg 0.817mg Crab meat
Valine 0.806mg 0.91mg Crab meat
Histidine 0.393mg 0.393mg
Cholesterol 97mg 53mg Crab meat
Trans Fat 0.014g g Crab meat
Saturated Fat 0.201g 0.133g Crab meat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.129g 0.185g Crab meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.258g 0.536g Crab meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Crab Crab meat
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
56
Crab
135
Crab meat
Mineral Summary Score
80
Crab
122
Crab meat

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
107%
Crab
116%
Crab meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Crab
0%
Crab meat
Fats
3%
Crab
7%
Crab meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 44mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.068g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Crab meat
Crab meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Crab
Crab contains less Sodium (difference - 509mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($12)
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 - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171966/nutrients
  2. Crab meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174202/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.