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Crab vs Oyster - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Crab and Oyster different?

  • Crab is higher in Vitamin B5, and Phosphorus, however Oyster is richer in Zinc, Vitamin B12, Copper, Iron, Selenium, Manganese, and Vitamin B1.
  • Daily need coverage for Zinc from Oyster is 757% higher.
  • Crab contains 4 times more Vitamin B5 than Oyster. While Crab contains 0.997mg of Vitamin B5, Oyster contains only 0.27mg.
  • Crab has less Saturated Fat.

Crustaceans, crab, blue, canned and Mollusks, oyster, eastern, cooked, breaded and fried 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
3
:
5
Oyster
Contains more Calcium +46.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.2%
Contains more Iron +1290%
Contains more Magnesium +61.1%
Contains more Copper +427.5%
Contains more Zinc +2186.9%
Contains less Sodium -25.9%
Equal in Potassium - 244
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 19% 28% 23% 26% 272% 104% 101% 74%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 261% 19% 22% 42% 1432% 2377% 69% 55%
Contains more Calcium +46.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.2%
Contains more Iron +1290%
Contains more Magnesium +61.1%
Contains more Copper +427.5%
Contains more Zinc +2186.9%
Contains less Sodium -25.9%
Equal in Potassium - 244

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
7
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5
Oyster
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +269.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +143.8%
Contains more Folate +64.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +15.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +15000%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +552.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +117.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +369.4%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 11% 1% 37% 0% 6% 22% 52% 60% 36% 417% 1% 39%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 13% 19% 0% 0% 38% 47% 31% 17% 15% 1954% 0% 24%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +269.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +143.8%
Contains more Folate +64.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +15.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +15000%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +552.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +117.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +369.4%

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
179
Oyster
Mineral Summary Score
80
Crab
534
Oyster

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
53%
Oyster
Carbohydrates
0%
Crab
12%
Oyster
Fats
3%
Crab
58%
Oyster

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Crab Oyster
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Oyster
Oyster is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 26mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Oyster
Oyster is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Oyster
Oyster contains less Sodium (difference - 146mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Oyster
Oyster is cheaper (difference - $9)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab
Crab is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.996g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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.
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab Oyster Opinion
Calories 83 199 Oyster
Protein 17.88 8.77 Crab
Fats 0.74 12.58 Oyster
Vitamin C 3.3 3.8 Oyster
Carbs 0 11.62 Oyster
Cholesterol 97 71 Oyster
Vitamin D 0 Crab
Iron 0.5 6.95 Oyster
Calcium 91 62 Crab
Potassium 259 244 Crab
Magnesium 36 58 Oyster
Sugar 0 Oyster
Fiber 0 Crab
Copper 0.814 4.294 Oyster
Zinc 3.81 87.13 Oyster
Starch 0 Crab
Phosphorus 234 159 Crab
Sodium 563 417 Oyster
Vitamin A 2 302 Oyster
Vitamin E 1.84 Crab
Vitamin D 0 Crab
Vitamin B1 0.023 0.15 Oyster
Vitamin B2 0.093 0.202 Oyster
Vitamin B3 2.747 1.65 Crab
Vitamin B5 0.997 0.27 Crab
Vitamin B6 0.156 0.064 Crab
Vitamin B12 3.33 15.63 Oyster
Vitamin K 0.3 Crab
Folate 51 31 Crab
Trans Fat 0.014 Oyster
Saturated Fat 0.201 3.197 Crab
Monounsaturated Fat 0.129 4.702 Oyster
Polyunsaturated fat 0.258 3.313 Oyster
Tryptophan 0.226 0.105 Crab
Threonine 0.727 0.365 Crab
Isoleucine 0.776 0.396 Crab
Leucine 1.307 0.638 Crab
Lysine 1.386 0.582 Crab
Methionine 0.452 0.199 Crab
Phenylalanine 0.708 0.352 Crab
Valine 0.806 0.409 Crab
Histidine 0.393 0.175 Crab
Fructose 0 Crab

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. Oyster - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171979/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.