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Oyster vs Crab meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Oyster and Crab meat

  • Oyster is higher in Zinc, Copper, Vitamin B12, Iron, Selenium, Manganese and Vitamin B2, yet Crab meat is higher in Phosphorus.
  • Oyster covers your daily Zinc needs 723% more than Crab meat.
  • Oyster contains 24 times more Saturated Fat than Crab meat. While Oyster contains 3.197g of Saturated Fat, Crab meat contains only 0.133g.

Food varieties used in this article are Mollusks, oyster, eastern, cooked, breaded and fried and Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, 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
Oyster
5
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Contains more Iron +814.5%
Contains more Copper +263.3%
Contains more Zinc +1043.4%
Contains less Sodium -61.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.1%
Equal in Calcium - 59
Equal in Potassium - 262
Equal in Magnesium - 63
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 261% 19% 22% 42% 1432% 2377% 69% 55%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 29% 18% 24% 45% 394% 208% 120% 140%
Contains more Iron +814.5%
Contains more Copper +263.3%
Contains more Zinc +1043.4%
Contains less Sodium -61.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.1%
Equal in Calcium - 59
Equal in Potassium - 262
Equal in Magnesium - 63

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
Oyster
5
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Contains more Vitamin A +941.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +183%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +267.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +35.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +181.3%
Contains more Folate +64.5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 13% 19% 0% 0% 38% 47% 31% 17% 15% 1954% 0% 24%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 26% 2% 0% 0% 14% 13% 26% 24% 42% 1438% 0% 39%
Contains more Vitamin A +941.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +183%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +267.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +23.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +35.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +100%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +48.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +181.3%
Contains more Folate +64.5%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
179
Oyster
135
Crab meat
Mineral Summary Score
534
Oyster
122
Crab meat

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 the food
Protein
53%
Oyster
116%
Crab meat
Carbohydrates
12%
Oyster
0%
Crab meat
Fats
58%
Oyster
7%
Crab meat

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Oyster Crab meat
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Oyster
Oyster contains less Sodium (difference - 655mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Oyster
Oyster is cheaper (difference - $9)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.064g)
Which food contains less Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Oyster Crab meat Opinion
Calories 199 97 Oyster
Protein 8.77 19.35 Crab meat
Fats 12.58 1.54 Oyster
Vitamin C 3.8 7.6 Crab meat
Carbs 11.62 0 Oyster
Cholesterol 71 53 Crab meat
Vitamin D
Iron 6.95 0.76 Oyster
Calcium 62 59 Oyster
Potassium 244 262 Crab meat
Magnesium 58 63 Crab meat
Sugars
Fiber 0 Crab meat
Copper 4.294 1.182 Oyster
Zinc 87.13 7.62 Oyster
Starch
Phosphorus 159 280 Crab meat
Sodium 417 1072 Oyster
Vitamin A 302 29 Oyster
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.15 0.053 Oyster
Vitamin B2 0.202 0.055 Oyster
Vitamin B3 1.65 1.34 Oyster
Vitamin B5 0.27 0.4 Crab meat
Vitamin B6 0.064 0.18 Crab meat
Vitamin B12 15.63 11.5 Oyster
Vitamin K
Folate 31 51 Crab meat
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 3.197 0.133 Crab meat
Monounsaturated Fat 4.702 0.185 Oyster
Polyunsaturated fat 3.313 0.536 Oyster
Tryptophan 0.105 0.269 Crab meat
Threonine 0.365 0.783 Crab meat
Isoleucine 0.396 0.938 Crab meat
Leucine 0.638 1.536 Crab meat
Lysine 0.582 1.684 Crab meat
Methionine 0.199 0.545 Crab meat
Phenylalanine 0.352 0.817 Crab meat
Valine 0.409 0.91 Crab meat
Histidine 0.175 0.393 Crab meat
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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 of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Oyster - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171979/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.