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Crab vs Shrimp - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Crab and Shrimp

  • Crab has more Copper and Zinc than Shrimp.
  • Crab's daily need coverage for Copper is 48% more.
  • Crab contains 5 times more Sodium than Shrimp. Crab contains 563mg of Sodium, while Shrimp contains 111mg.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Crustaceans, crab, blue, canned and Crustaceans, shrimp, cooked (not previously frozen).

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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
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4
Shrimp
Contains more Calcium +30%
Contains more Copper +114.8%
Contains more Zinc +132.3%
Contains less Sodium -80.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.51
Equal in Potassium - 259
Equal in Magnesium - 39
Equal in Phosphorus - 237
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 19% 28% 23% 26% 272% 104% 101% 74%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 20% 22% 23% 28% 127% 45% 102% 15%
Contains more Calcium +30%
Contains more Copper +114.8%
Contains more Zinc +132.3%
Contains less Sodium -80.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.51
Equal in Potassium - 259
Equal in Magnesium - 39
Equal in Phosphorus - 237

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
12
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0
Shrimp
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 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
56
Crab
0
Shrimp
Mineral Summary Score
80
Crab
47
Shrimp

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 the food
Protein
107%
Crab
144%
Shrimp
Carbohydrates
0%
Crab
0%
Shrimp
Fats
3%
Crab
1%
Shrimp

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Crab Shrimp
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Shrimp
Shrimp contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shrimp
Shrimp contains less Sodium (difference - 452mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.145g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shrimp
Shrimp is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab
Crab is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 92mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Crab
Crab is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Crab
Crab is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Crab Shrimp Opinion
Calories 83 99 Shrimp
Protein 17.88 23.98 Shrimp
Fats 0.74 0.28 Crab
Vitamin C 3.3 Crab
Carbs 0 0.2 Shrimp
Cholesterol 97 189 Crab
Vitamin D 0 Crab
Iron 0.5 0.51 Shrimp
Calcium 91 70 Crab
Potassium 259 259
Magnesium 36 39 Shrimp
Sugars 0 Shrimp
Fiber 0 Crab
Copper 0.814 0.379 Crab
Zinc 3.81 1.64 Crab
Starch 0 Crab
Phosphorus 234 237 Shrimp
Sodium 563 111 Shrimp
Vitamin A 2 Crab
Vitamin E 1.84 Crab
Vitamin D 0 Crab
Vitamin B1 0.023 Crab
Vitamin B2 0.093 Crab
Vitamin B3 2.747 Crab
Vitamin B5 0.997 Crab
Vitamin B6 0.156 Crab
Vitamin B12 3.33 Crab
Vitamin K 0.3 Crab
Folate 51 Crab
Trans Fat 0.014 0.002 Shrimp
Saturated Fat 0.201 0.056 Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.129 0.048 Crab
Polyunsaturated fat 0.258 0.079 Crab
Tryptophan 0.226 Crab
Threonine 0.727 Crab
Isoleucine 0.776 Crab
Leucine 1.307 Crab
Lysine 1.386 Crab
Methionine 0.452 Crab
Phenylalanine 0.708 Crab
Valine 0.806 Crab
Histidine 0.393 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 of 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. Shrimp - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175180/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.