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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
Contains more Iron +814.5%
Contains less Sodium -61.1%
Contains more Zinc +1043.4%
Contains more Copper +263.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.1%
Equal in Calcium - 59
Equal in Magnesium - 63
Equal in Potassium - 262
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 19% 261% 42% 69% 22% 55% 2377% 1432%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 29% 45% 120% 24% 140% 208% 394%
Contains more Iron +814.5%
Contains less Sodium -61.1%
Contains more Zinc +1043.4%
Contains more Copper +263.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +76.1%
Equal in Calcium - 59
Equal in Magnesium - 63
Equal in Potassium - 262

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
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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 A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 19% 0% 0% 13% 38% 47% 31% 17% 15% 24% 1954% 0%
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 +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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Oyster Crab meat Opinion
Net carbs 11.62g 0g Oyster
Protein 8.77g 19.35g Crab meat
Fats 12.58g 1.54g Oyster
Carbs 11.62g 0g Oyster
Calories 199kcal 97kcal Oyster
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber g 0g Crab meat
Calcium 62mg 59mg Oyster
Iron 6.95mg 0.76mg Oyster
Magnesium 58mg 63mg Crab meat
Phosphorus 159mg 280mg Crab meat
Potassium 244mg 262mg Crab meat
Sodium 417mg 1072mg Oyster
Zinc 87.13mg 7.62mg Oyster
Copper 4.294mg 1.182mg Oyster
Vitamin A 302IU 29IU Oyster
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 3.8mg 7.6mg Crab meat
Vitamin B1 0.15mg 0.053mg Oyster
Vitamin B2 0.202mg 0.055mg Oyster
Vitamin B3 1.65mg 1.34mg Oyster
Vitamin B5 0.27mg 0.4mg Crab meat
Vitamin B6 0.064mg 0.18mg Crab meat
Folate 31µg 51µg Crab meat
Vitamin B12 15.63µg 11.5µg Oyster
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.105mg 0.269mg Crab meat
Threonine 0.365mg 0.783mg Crab meat
Isoleucine 0.396mg 0.938mg Crab meat
Leucine 0.638mg 1.536mg Crab meat
Lysine 0.582mg 1.684mg Crab meat
Methionine 0.199mg 0.545mg Crab meat
Phenylalanine 0.352mg 0.817mg Crab meat
Valine 0.409mg 0.91mg Crab meat
Histidine 0.175mg 0.393mg Crab meat
Cholesterol 71mg 53mg Crab meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 3.197g 0.133g Crab meat
Monounsaturated Fat 4.702g 0.185g Oyster
Polyunsaturated fat 3.313g 0.536g Oyster

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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

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 Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. 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.