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

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 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 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

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 Shrimp
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab Shrimp Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.2g Shrimp
Protein 17.88g 23.98g Shrimp
Fats 0.74g 0.28g Crab
Carbs 0g 0.2g Shrimp
Calories 83kcal 99kcal Shrimp
Starch 0g g Crab
Fructose 0g g Crab
Sugar 0g g Shrimp
Fiber 0g g Crab
Calcium 91mg 70mg Crab
Iron 0.5mg 0.51mg Shrimp
Magnesium 36mg 39mg Shrimp
Phosphorus 234mg 237mg Shrimp
Potassium 259mg 259mg
Sodium 563mg 111mg Shrimp
Zinc 3.81mg 1.64mg Crab
Copper 0.814mg 0.379mg Crab
Vitamin A 2IU IU Crab
Vitamin E 1.84mg mg Crab
Vitamin D 0IU IU Crab
Vitamin D 0µg µg Crab
Vitamin C 3.3mg mg Crab
Vitamin B1 0.023mg mg Crab
Vitamin B2 0.093mg mg Crab
Vitamin B3 2.747mg mg Crab
Vitamin B5 0.997mg mg Crab
Vitamin B6 0.156mg mg Crab
Folate 51µg µg Crab
Vitamin B12 3.33µg µg Crab
Vitamin K 0.3µg µg Crab
Tryptophan 0.226mg mg Crab
Threonine 0.727mg mg Crab
Isoleucine 0.776mg mg Crab
Leucine 1.307mg mg Crab
Lysine 1.386mg mg Crab
Methionine 0.452mg mg Crab
Phenylalanine 0.708mg mg Crab
Valine 0.806mg mg Crab
Histidine 0.393mg mg Crab
Cholesterol 97mg 189mg Crab
Trans Fat 0.014g 0.002g Shrimp
Saturated Fat 0.201g 0.056g Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.129g 0.048g Crab
Polyunsaturated fat 0.258g 0.079g Crab

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Sugar (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 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. 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.