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Caviar vs. Crab meat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Caviar and Crab meat different?

  • Caviar is higher in Vitamin B12, Iron, Vitamin B5, Magnesium, Selenium, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin A RAE, however, Crab meat is richer in Copper, and Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Caviar is 354% higher.
  • Caviar contains 30 times more Vitamin A RAE than Crab meat. While Caviar contains 271µg of Vitamin A RAE, Crab meat contains only 9µg.
  • Crab meat has less Cholesterol.

Fish, caviar, black and red, granular and Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, cooked, moist heat 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +366.1%
Contains more Iron +1463.2%
Contains more Magnesium +376.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.1%
Contains more Manganese +25%
Contains more Selenium +63.8%
Contains more Potassium +44.8%
Contains less Sodium -28.5%
Contains more Zinc +702.1%
Contains more Copper +974.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 83% 446% 215% 153% 16% 196% 26% 37% 7% 358%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 18% 29% 45% 120% 24% 140% 208% 394% 6% 219%
Contains more Calcium +366.1%
Contains more Iron +1463.2%
Contains more Magnesium +376.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +27.1%
Contains more Manganese +25%
Contains more Selenium +63.8%
Contains more Potassium +44.8%
Contains less Sodium -28.5%
Contains more Zinc +702.1%
Contains more Copper +974.5%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Caviar
9
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Contains more Vitamin A +3020.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +258.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1027.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +775%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +73.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1016.7%
Equal in Folate - 51
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 55% 38% 87% 0% 48% 144% 3% 210% 74% 38% 2500% 2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 26% 14% 13% 26% 24% 42% 39% 1438% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +3020.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +258.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1027.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +775%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +73.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1016.7%
Equal in Folate - 51

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +27.1%
Contains more Fats +1062.3%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +284.6%
Contains more Water +63.3%
25% 18% 4% 48% 6%
Protein: 24.6 g
Fats: 17.9 g
Carbs: 4 g
Water: 47.5 g
Other: 6 g
19% 78%
Protein: 19.35 g
Fats: 1.54 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 77.55 g
Other: 1.56 g
Contains more Protein +27.1%
Contains more Fats +1062.3%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +284.6%
Contains more Water +63.3%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2403.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1281.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -96.7%
25% 29% 46%
Saturated Fat: 4.06 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 4.631 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 7.405 g
16% 22% 63%
Saturated Fat: 0.133 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.185 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.536 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2403.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1281.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -96.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Caviar Crab meat
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Caviar Crab meat Opinion
Net carbs 4g 0g Caviar
Protein 24.6g 19.35g Caviar
Fats 17.9g 1.54g Caviar
Carbs 4g 0g Caviar
Calories 264kcal 97kcal Caviar
Calcium 275mg 59mg Caviar
Iron 11.88mg 0.76mg Caviar
Magnesium 300mg 63mg Caviar
Phosphorus 356mg 280mg Caviar
Potassium 181mg 262mg Crab meat
Sodium 1500mg 1072mg Crab meat
Zinc 0.95mg 7.62mg Crab meat
Copper 0.11mg 1.182mg Crab meat
Manganese 0.05mg 0.04mg Caviar
Selenium 65.5µg 40µg Caviar
Vitamin A 905IU 29IU Caviar
Vitamin A RAE 271µg 9µg Caviar
Vitamin E 1.89mg Caviar
Vitamin D 117IU Caviar
Vitamin D 2.9µg Caviar
Vitamin C 0mg 7.6mg Crab meat
Vitamin B1 0.19mg 0.053mg Caviar
Vitamin B2 0.62mg 0.055mg Caviar
Vitamin B3 0.12mg 1.34mg Crab meat
Vitamin B5 3.5mg 0.4mg Caviar
Vitamin B6 0.32mg 0.18mg Caviar
Folate 50µg 51µg Crab meat
Vitamin B12 20µg 11.5µg Caviar
Vitamin K 0.6µg Caviar
Tryptophan 0.323mg 0.269mg Caviar
Threonine 1.263mg 0.783mg Caviar
Isoleucine 1.035mg 0.938mg Caviar
Leucine 2.133mg 1.536mg Caviar
Lysine 1.834mg 1.684mg Caviar
Methionine 0.646mg 0.545mg Caviar
Phenylalanine 1.071mg 0.817mg Caviar
Valine 1.263mg 0.91mg Caviar
Histidine 0.649mg 0.393mg Caviar
Cholesterol 588mg 53mg Crab meat
Saturated Fat 4.06g 0.133g Crab meat
Omega-3 - DHA 3.8g 0.118g Caviar
Omega-3 - EPA 2.741g 0.295g Caviar
Omega-3 - DPA 0.229g 0.031g Caviar
Monounsaturated Fat 4.631g 0.185g Caviar
Polyunsaturated fat 7.405g 0.536g Caviar

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Caviar Crab meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
266%
Caviar
135%
Crab meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
153%
Caviar
120%
Crab meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Crab meat
Crab meat contains less Sodium (difference - 428mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 535mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.927g)
Which food is cheaper?
Crab meat
Crab meat is cheaper (difference - $88)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Caviar
Caviar is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Caviar
Caviar is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Caviar - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174188/nutrients
  2. Crab meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174202/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.