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Crab vs Squid as food - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Crab and Squid as food

  • The amount of Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12, Selenium, Phosphorus, Vitamin A RAE, Copper, Potassium, and Calcium in Squid as food is higher than in Crab.
  • Squid as food covers your daily Iron needs 129% more than Crab.
  • Crab contains less Cholesterol.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Crustaceans, crab, blue, canned and Mollusks, cuttlefish, mixed species, cooked, moist heat.

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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
Contains less Sodium -24.3%
Contains more Zinc +10.1%
Contains more Calcium +97.8%
Contains more Iron +2068%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +147.9%
Contains more Potassium +145.9%
Contains more Copper +22.6%
Equal in Zinc - 3.46
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 19% 26% 101% 23% 74% 104% 272%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 54% 407% 43% 249% 57% 98% 95% 333%
Contains less Sodium -24.3%
Contains more Zinc +10.1%
Contains more Calcium +97.8%
Contains more Iron +2068%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +147.9%
Contains more Potassium +145.9%
Contains more Copper +22.6%
Equal in Zinc - 3.46

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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Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.8%
Contains more Folate +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +33650%
Contains more Vitamin C +157.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1759.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +62.2%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.9
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 41% 0% 0% 29% 5% 399% 42% 54% 63% 18% 676% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.8%
Contains more Folate +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +33650%
Contains more Vitamin C +157.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1759.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +62.2%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.9

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 Squid as food
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab Squid as food Opinion
Net carbs 0g 1.64g Squid as food
Protein 17.88g 32.48g Squid as food
Fats 0.74g 1.4g Squid as food
Carbs 0g 1.64g Squid as food
Calories 83kcal 158kcal Squid as food
Starch 0g g Crab
Fructose 0g g Crab
Sugar 0g g Squid as food
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 91mg 180mg Squid as food
Iron 0.5mg 10.84mg Squid as food
Magnesium 36mg 60mg Squid as food
Phosphorus 234mg 580mg Squid as food
Potassium 259mg 637mg Squid as food
Sodium 563mg 744mg Crab
Zinc 3.81mg 3.46mg Crab
Copper 0.814mg 0.998mg Squid as food
Vitamin A 2IU 675IU Squid as food
Vitamin E 1.84mg mg Crab
Vitamin D 0IU IU Crab
Vitamin D 0µg µg Crab
Vitamin C 3.3mg 8.5mg Squid as food
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.017mg Crab
Vitamin B2 0.093mg 1.729mg Squid as food
Vitamin B3 2.747mg 2.189mg Crab
Vitamin B5 0.997mg 0.9mg Crab
Vitamin B6 0.156mg 0.27mg Squid as food
Folate 51µg 24µg Crab
Vitamin B12 3.33µg 5.4µg Squid as food
Vitamin K 0.3µg µg Crab
Tryptophan 0.226mg 0.364mg Squid as food
Threonine 0.727mg 1.398mg Squid as food
Isoleucine 0.776mg 1.414mg Squid as food
Leucine 1.307mg 2.287mg Squid as food
Lysine 1.386mg 2.427mg Squid as food
Methionine 0.452mg 0.733mg Squid as food
Phenylalanine 0.708mg 1.164mg Squid as food
Valine 0.806mg 1.419mg Squid as food
Histidine 0.393mg 0.624mg Squid as food
Cholesterol 97mg 224mg Crab
Trans Fat 0.014g g Squid as food
Saturated Fat 0.201g 0.236g Crab
Monounsaturated Fat 0.129g 0.162g Squid as food
Polyunsaturated fat 0.258g 0.268g Squid as food

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Crab Squid as food
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
110
Squid as food
Mineral Summary Score
80
Crab
167
Squid as food

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
195%
Squid as food
Carbohydrates
0%
Crab
2%
Squid as food
Fats
3%
Crab
6%
Squid as food

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Squid as food
Squid as food is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Squid as food
Squid as food is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Squid as food
Squid as food is cheaper (difference - $12)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Squid as food
Squid as food is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Crab
Crab contains less Sodium (difference - 181mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab
Crab is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 127mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab
Crab is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.035g)
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.

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. Squid as food - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172010/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.