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Halibut vs Crab - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Halibut and Crab different?

  • Halibut is higher in Vitamin D, and Vitamin B6, however Crab is richer in Vitamin B12, Copper, Zinc, Vitamin B5, Folate, and Selenium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin D from Halibut is 183% higher.
  • Halibut contains 3 times more Vitamin B6 than Crab. While Halibut contains 0.42mg of Vitamin B6, Crab contains only 0.156mg.
  • Halibut has less Cholesterol.

Fish, halibut, Greenland, raw and Crustaceans, crab, blue, canned 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
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Crab
Contains more Iron +32%
Contains less Sodium -85.8%
Contains more Calcium +2933.3%
Contains more Magnesium +38.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.7%
Contains more Zinc +852.5%
Contains more Copper +2613.3%
Equal in Potassium - 259
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 1% 25% 19% 71% 24% 11% 11% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 19% 26% 101% 23% 74% 104% 272%
Contains more Iron +32%
Contains less Sodium -85.8%
Contains more Calcium +2933.3%
Contains more Magnesium +38.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.7%
Contains more Zinc +852.5%
Contains more Copper +2613.3%
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
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Crab
Contains more Vitamin A +2250%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +160.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +169.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +152.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +83.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +298.8%
Contains more Folate +5000%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +233%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 15% 822% 0% 15% 19% 29% 15% 97% 1% 126% 1%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +2250%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +160.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +169.2%
Contains more Vitamin E +152.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +83.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +298.8%
Contains more Folate +5000%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +233%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Crab
Contains more Fats +1770.3%
Contains more Protein +24.4%
Contains more Water +13.4%
Contains more Other +11.2%
14% 14% 70%
Protein: 14.37 g
Fats: 13.84 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 70.27 g
Other: 1.52 g
18% 80% 2%
Protein: 17.88 g
Fats: 0.74 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 79.69 g
Other: 1.69 g
Contains more Fats +1770.3%
Contains more Protein +24.4%
Contains more Water +13.4%
Contains more Other +11.2%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Crab
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +6394.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +429.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -91.7%
20% 69% 11%
Saturated Fat: 2.419 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.378 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.367 g
34% 22% 44%
Saturated Fat: 0.201 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.129 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.258 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +6394.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +429.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -91.7%

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.
Halibut Crab
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Halibut Crab Opinion
Protein 14.37g 17.88g Crab
Fats 13.84g 0.74g Halibut
Calories 186kcal 83kcal Halibut
Calcium 3mg 91mg Crab
Iron 0.66mg 0.5mg Halibut
Magnesium 26mg 36mg Crab
Phosphorus 164mg 234mg Crab
Potassium 268mg 259mg Halibut
Sodium 80mg 563mg Halibut
Zinc 0.4mg 3.81mg Crab
Copper 0.03mg 0.814mg Crab
Vitamin A 47IU 2IU Halibut
Vitamin A RAE 14µg 1µg Halibut
Vitamin E 0.73mg 1.84mg Crab
Vitamin D 1097IU 0IU Halibut
Vitamin D 27.4µg 0µg Halibut
Vitamin C 0mg 3.3mg Crab
Vitamin B1 0.06mg 0.023mg Halibut
Vitamin B2 0.08mg 0.093mg Crab
Vitamin B3 1.5mg 2.747mg Crab
Vitamin B5 0.25mg 0.997mg Crab
Vitamin B6 0.42mg 0.156mg Halibut
Folate 1µg 51µg Crab
Vitamin B12 1µg 3.33µg Crab
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.3µg Crab
Tryptophan 0.161mg 0.226mg Crab
Threonine 0.63mg 0.727mg Crab
Isoleucine 0.662mg 0.776mg Crab
Leucine 1.168mg 1.307mg Crab
Lysine 1.32mg 1.386mg Crab
Methionine 0.425mg 0.452mg Crab
Phenylalanine 0.561mg 0.708mg Crab
Valine 0.74mg 0.806mg Crab
Histidine 0.423mg 0.393mg Halibut
Cholesterol 46mg 97mg Halibut
Trans Fat 0.014g Halibut
Saturated Fat 2.419g 0.201g Crab
Omega-3 - DHA 0.393g 0.067g Halibut
Omega-3 - EPA 0.526g 0.101g Halibut
Omega-3 - DPA 0.089g 0.009g Halibut
Monounsaturated Fat 8.378g 0.129g Halibut
Polyunsaturated fat 1.367g 0.258g Halibut
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.005g Crab

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores show how much of your all daily needs across all vitamins or minerals this food would cover if you took three 100 grams servings of it (approximation of 3 serving sizes)
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
95%
Halibut
56%
Crab
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
21%
Halibut
80%
Crab

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Halibut
Halibut contains less Sodium (difference - 483mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 51mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Halibut
Halibut is cheaper (difference - $7)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab
Crab is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.218g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Crab
Crab is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Crab
Crab is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
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. Halibut - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171965/nutrients
  2. Crab - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171966/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.