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Crab vs Halibut - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Crab and Halibut different?

  • Crab is higher in Vitamin B12, Copper, Zinc, Vitamin B5, Folate, and Selenium, however Halibut is richer in Vitamin D, and Vitamin B6.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin D from Halibut is 183% higher.
  • Crab contains 51 times more Folate than Halibut. While Crab contains 51µg of Folate, Halibut contains only 1µg.
  • Halibut has less Sodium.

Crustaceans, crab, blue, canned and Fish, halibut, Greenland, raw are the varieties 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
5
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Contains more Calcium +2933.3%
Contains more Magnesium +38.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.7%
Contains more Zinc +852.5%
Contains more Copper +2613.3%
Contains more Iron +32%
Contains less Sodium -85.8%
Equal in Potassium - 268
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 19% 26% 101% 23% 74% 104% 272%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 25% 19% 71% 24% 11% 11% 10%
Contains more Calcium +2933.3%
Contains more Magnesium +38.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.7%
Contains more Zinc +852.5%
Contains more Copper +2613.3%
Contains more Iron +32%
Contains less Sodium -85.8%
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
Crab
8
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Contains more Vitamin E +152.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +83.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +298.8%
Contains more Folate +5000%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +233%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +2250%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +160.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +169.2%
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 3% 15% 822% 0% 15% 19% 29% 15% 97% 1% 126% 1%
Contains more Vitamin E +152.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +83.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +298.8%
Contains more Folate +5000%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +233%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +2250%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +160.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +169.2%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab Halibut Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 17.88g 14.37g Crab
Fats 0.74g 13.84g Halibut
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 83kcal 186kcal Halibut
Starch 0g g Crab
Fructose 0g g Crab
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 91mg 3mg Crab
Iron 0.5mg 0.66mg Halibut
Magnesium 36mg 26mg Crab
Phosphorus 234mg 164mg Crab
Potassium 259mg 268mg Halibut
Sodium 563mg 80mg Halibut
Zinc 3.81mg 0.4mg Crab
Copper 0.814mg 0.03mg Crab
Vitamin A 2IU 47IU Halibut
Vitamin E 1.84mg 0.73mg Crab
Vitamin D 0IU 1097IU Halibut
Vitamin D 0µg 27.4µg Halibut
Vitamin C 3.3mg 0mg Crab
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.06mg Halibut
Vitamin B2 0.093mg 0.08mg Crab
Vitamin B3 2.747mg 1.5mg Crab
Vitamin B5 0.997mg 0.25mg Crab
Vitamin B6 0.156mg 0.42mg Halibut
Folate 51µg 1µg Crab
Vitamin B12 3.33µg 1µg Crab
Vitamin K 0.3µg 0.1µg Crab
Tryptophan 0.226mg 0.161mg Crab
Threonine 0.727mg 0.63mg Crab
Isoleucine 0.776mg 0.662mg Crab
Leucine 1.307mg 1.168mg Crab
Lysine 1.386mg 1.32mg Crab
Methionine 0.452mg 0.425mg Crab
Phenylalanine 0.708mg 0.561mg Crab
Valine 0.806mg 0.74mg Crab
Histidine 0.393mg 0.423mg Halibut
Cholesterol 97mg 46mg Halibut
Trans Fat 0.014g g Halibut
Saturated Fat 0.201g 2.419g Crab
Monounsaturated Fat 0.129g 8.378g Halibut
Polyunsaturated fat 0.258g 1.367g Halibut

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Crab Halibut
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
95
Halibut
Mineral Summary Score
80
Crab
21
Halibut

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
86%
Halibut
Carbohydrates
0%
Crab
0%
Halibut
Fats
3%
Crab
64%
Halibut

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Halibut
Halibut contains less Sodium (difference - 483mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 51mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Halibut
Halibut is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab
Crab is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.218g)
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 contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

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. Halibut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171965/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.