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

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
95
Halibut
56
Crab
Mineral Summary Score
21
Halibut
80
Crab

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
86%
Halibut
107%
Crab
Carbohydrates
0%
Halibut
0%
Crab
Fats
64%
Halibut
3%
Crab

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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium 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

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Halibut Crab
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Halibut
Halibut is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 51mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Halibut
Halibut contains less Sodium (difference - 483mg)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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