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Crab vs. Eel — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Crab and Eel?

  • Crab is higher in Copper, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Vitamin B5, yet Eel is higher in Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin B1.
  • Eel's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 126% more.
  • Crab has 28 times more Copper than Eel. While Crab has 0.814mg of Copper, Eel has only 0.029mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Eel is lower.

We used Crustaceans, crab, blue, canned and Fish, eel, mixed species, cooked, dry heat types 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Crab
6
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4
Eel
Contains more Calcium +250%
Contains more Magnesium +38.5%
Contains more Zinc +83.2%
Contains more Copper +2706.9%
Contains more Manganese +85%
Contains more Selenium +416.9%
Contains more Iron +28%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.4%
Contains more Potassium +34.7%
Contains less Sodium -88.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 28% 19% 26% 101% 23% 74% 104% 272% 10% 234%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 8% 24% 19% 119% 31% 9% 57% 10% 6% 46%
Contains more Calcium +250%
Contains more Magnesium +38.5%
Contains more Zinc +83.2%
Contains more Copper +2706.9%
Contains more Manganese +85%
Contains more Selenium +416.9%
Contains more Iron +28%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.4%
Contains more Potassium +34.7%
Contains less Sodium -88.5%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Crab
10
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3
Eel
Contains more Vitamin C +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +82.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +256.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +102.6%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +15.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +189250%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +695.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 37% 0% 11% 6% 22% 52% 60% 36% 39% 417% 45% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 228% 0% 0% 6% 46% 12% 85% 17% 18% 13% 362% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +83.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +82.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +256.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +102.6%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +15.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +189250%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +695.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +63.3%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Crab
1
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3
Eel
Contains more Water +34.4%
Contains more Protein +32.3%
Contains more Fats +1920.3%
Contains more Other +23.7%
18% 80% 2%
Protein: 17.88 g
Fats: 0.74 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 79.69 g
Other: 1.69 g
24% 15% 59% 2%
Protein: 23.65 g
Fats: 14.95 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.31 g
Other: 2.09 g
Contains more Water +34.4%
Contains more Protein +32.3%
Contains more Fats +1920.3%
Contains more Other +23.7%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Crab
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2
Eel
Contains less Saturated Fat -93.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +7045.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +370.5%
34% 22% 44%
Saturated Fat: 0.201 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.129 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.258 g
22% 69% 9%
Saturated Fat: 3.023 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.218 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.214 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -93.4%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +7045.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +370.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Crab Eel
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab Eel Opinion
Protein 17.88g 23.65g Eel
Fats 0.74g 14.95g Eel
Calories 83kcal 236kcal Eel
Calcium 91mg 26mg Crab
Iron 0.5mg 0.64mg Eel
Magnesium 36mg 26mg Crab
Phosphorus 234mg 277mg Eel
Potassium 259mg 349mg Eel
Sodium 563mg 65mg Eel
Zinc 3.81mg 2.08mg Crab
Copper 0.814mg 0.029mg Crab
Manganese 0.074mg 0.04mg Crab
Selenium 42.9µg 8.3µg Crab
Vitamin A 2IU 3787IU Eel
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 1137µg Eel
Vitamin E 1.84mg Crab
Vitamin C 3.3mg 1.8mg Crab
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.183mg Eel
Vitamin B2 0.093mg 0.051mg Crab
Vitamin B3 2.747mg 4.487mg Eel
Vitamin B5 0.997mg 0.28mg Crab
Vitamin B6 0.156mg 0.077mg Crab
Folate 51µg 17µg Crab
Vitamin B12 3.33µg 2.89µg Crab
Choline 80.9mg Crab
Vitamin K 0.3µg Crab
Tryptophan 0.226mg 0.265mg Eel
Threonine 0.727mg 1.037mg Eel
Isoleucine 0.776mg 1.09mg Eel
Leucine 1.307mg 1.922mg Eel
Lysine 1.386mg 2.171mg Eel
Methionine 0.452mg 0.7mg Eel
Phenylalanine 0.708mg 0.923mg Eel
Valine 0.806mg 1.218mg Eel
Histidine 0.393mg 0.696mg Eel
Cholesterol 97mg 161mg Crab
Trans Fat 0.014g Eel
Saturated Fat 0.201g 3.023g Crab
Omega-3 - DHA 0.067g 0.081g Eel
Omega-3 - EPA 0.101g 0.108g Eel
Omega-3 - DPA 0.009g 0.095g Eel
Monounsaturated Fat 0.129g 9.218g Eel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.258g 1.214g Eel
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.005g Crab

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Crab Eel
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
56%
Crab
60%
Eel
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
89%
Crab
33%
Eel

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Eel
Eel is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Eel
Eel contains less Sodium (difference - 498mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Eel
Eel is cheaper (difference - $12)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab
Crab is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 64mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab
Crab is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.822g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Crab
Crab is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Crab
Crab is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Crab - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171966/nutrients
  2. Eel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174194/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.