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Oyster vs Crab - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Oyster and Crab different?

  • Oyster is higher in Zinc, Vitamin B12, Copper, Iron, Selenium, Manganese, and Vitamin B1, however Crab is richer in Vitamin B5, and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Zinc from Oyster is 757% higher.
  • Oyster contains 16 times more Saturated Fat than Crab. While Oyster contains 3.197g of Saturated Fat, Crab contains only 0.201g.

Mollusks, oyster, eastern, cooked, breaded and fried 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
Oyster
5
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3
Crab
Contains more Iron +1290%
Contains more Magnesium +61.1%
Contains less Sodium -25.9%
Contains more Zinc +2186.9%
Contains more Copper +427.5%
Contains more Calcium +46.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.2%
Equal in Potassium - 259
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 19% 261% 42% 69% 22% 55% 2377% 1432%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 19% 26% 101% 23% 74% 104% 272%
Contains more Iron +1290%
Contains more Magnesium +61.1%
Contains less Sodium -25.9%
Contains more Zinc +2186.9%
Contains more Copper +427.5%
Contains more Calcium +46.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +47.2%
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
Oyster
5
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7
Crab
Contains more Vitamin A +15000%
Contains more Vitamin C +15.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +552.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +117.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +369.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +269.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +143.8%
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 1% 37% 0% 11% 6% 22% 52% 60% 36% 39% 417% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +15000%
Contains more Vitamin C +15.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +552.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +117.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +369.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +66.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +269.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +143.8%
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
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Oyster Crab Opinion
Net carbs 11.62g 0g Oyster
Protein 8.77g 17.88g Crab
Fats 12.58g 0.74g Oyster
Carbs 11.62g 0g Oyster
Calories 199kcal 83kcal Oyster
Starch g 0g Crab
Fructose g 0g Crab
Sugar g 0g Oyster
Fiber g 0g Crab
Calcium 62mg 91mg Crab
Iron 6.95mg 0.5mg Oyster
Magnesium 58mg 36mg Oyster
Phosphorus 159mg 234mg Crab
Potassium 244mg 259mg Crab
Sodium 417mg 563mg Oyster
Zinc 87.13mg 3.81mg Oyster
Copper 4.294mg 0.814mg Oyster
Vitamin A 302IU 2IU Oyster
Vitamin E mg 1.84mg Crab
Vitamin D IU 0IU Crab
Vitamin D µg 0µg Crab
Vitamin C 3.8mg 3.3mg Oyster
Vitamin B1 0.15mg 0.023mg Oyster
Vitamin B2 0.202mg 0.093mg Oyster
Vitamin B3 1.65mg 2.747mg Crab
Vitamin B5 0.27mg 0.997mg Crab
Vitamin B6 0.064mg 0.156mg Crab
Folate 31µg 51µg Crab
Vitamin B12 15.63µg 3.33µg Oyster
Vitamin K µg 0.3µg Crab
Tryptophan 0.105mg 0.226mg Crab
Threonine 0.365mg 0.727mg Crab
Isoleucine 0.396mg 0.776mg Crab
Leucine 0.638mg 1.307mg Crab
Lysine 0.582mg 1.386mg Crab
Methionine 0.199mg 0.452mg Crab
Phenylalanine 0.352mg 0.708mg Crab
Valine 0.409mg 0.806mg Crab
Histidine 0.175mg 0.393mg Crab
Cholesterol 71mg 97mg Oyster
Trans Fat g 0.014g Oyster
Saturated Fat 3.197g 0.201g Crab
Monounsaturated Fat 4.702g 0.129g Oyster
Polyunsaturated fat 3.313g 0.258g Oyster

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Oyster Crab
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
56
Crab
Mineral Summary Score
534
Oyster
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
53%
Oyster
107%
Crab
Carbohydrates
12%
Oyster
0%
Crab
Fats
58%
Oyster
3%
Crab

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Oyster
Oyster is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Oyster
Oyster contains less Sodium (difference - 146mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Oyster
Oyster is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 26mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Oyster
Oyster is cheaper (difference - $9)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab
Crab is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.996g)
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 - 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.