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Oysters vs. Crab — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Oysters and Crab

  • Oysters has more Zinc, Vitamin B12, Copper, Iron, Manganese, and Choline, however, Crab is richer in Vitamin B5, Folate, and Vitamin B6.
  • Oysters covers your daily Zinc needs 680% more than Crab.
  • Crab has 18 times less Iron than Oysters. Oysters has 9.21mg of Iron, while Crab has 0.5mg.
  • Oysters contains less Sodium.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Mollusks, oyster, eastern, wild, cooked, moist heat and Crustaceans, crab, blue, canned.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Crab
Contains more Calcium +27.5%
Contains more Iron +1742%
Contains less Sodium -70.5%
Contains more Zinc +1963%
Contains more Copper +601.1%
Contains more Manganese +698.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.6%
Contains more Potassium +86.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 36
Equal in Selenium - 42.9
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 35% 346% 25% 84% 13% 22% 2144% 1903% 78% 216%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 28% 19% 26% 101% 23% 74% 104% 272% 10% 234%
Contains more Calcium +27.5%
Contains more Iron +1742%
Contains less Sodium -70.5%
Contains more Zinc +1963%
Contains more Copper +601.1%
Contains more Manganese +698.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +20.6%
Contains more Potassium +86.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 36
Equal in Selenium - 42.9

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +4300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +56.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +425.5%
Contains more Choline +60.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +123%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +155.7%
Contains more Folate +264.3%
Equal in Vitamin E - 1.84
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 6% 34% 0% 0% 9% 42% 35% 27% 15% 11% 2188% 71% 5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 37% 0% 11% 6% 22% 52% 60% 36% 39% 417% 45% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +4300%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +56.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +93.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +425.5%
Contains more Choline +60.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +566.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +48.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +123%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +155.7%
Contains more Folate +264.3%
Equal in Vitamin E - 1.84

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Crab
Contains more Fats +362.2%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +56.6%
Contains more Other +11.2%
Equal in Water - 79.69
11% 3% 5% 78%
Protein: 11.42 g
Fats: 3.42 g
Carbs: 5.45 g
Water: 78.19 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 +362.2%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +56.6%
Contains more Other +11.2%
Equal in Water - 79.69

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Crab
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +292.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +309.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -78.8%
38% 20% 42%
Saturated Fat: 0.948 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.506 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.056 g
34% 22% 44%
Saturated Fat: 0.201 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.129 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.258 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +292.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +309.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -78.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Oysters Crab
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar 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 Oysters Crab Opinion
Net carbs 5.45g 0g Oysters
Protein 11.42g 17.88g Crab
Fats 3.42g 0.74g Oysters
Carbs 5.45g 0g Oysters
Calories 102kcal 83kcal Oysters
Starch 0.9g 0g Oysters
Sugar 1.23g 0g Crab
Calcium 116mg 91mg Oysters
Iron 9.21mg 0.5mg Oysters
Magnesium 35mg 36mg Crab
Phosphorus 194mg 234mg Crab
Potassium 139mg 259mg Crab
Sodium 166mg 563mg Oysters
Zinc 78.6mg 3.81mg Oysters
Copper 5.707mg 0.814mg Oysters
Manganese 0.591mg 0.074mg Oysters
Selenium 39.5µg 42.9µg Crab
Vitamin A 88IU 2IU Oysters
Vitamin A RAE 26µg 1µg Oysters
Vitamin E 1.7mg 1.84mg Crab
Vitamin D 2IU 0IU Oysters
Vitamin C 0mg 3.3mg Crab
Vitamin B1 0.036mg 0.023mg Oysters
Vitamin B2 0.18mg 0.093mg Oysters
Vitamin B3 1.85mg 2.747mg Crab
Vitamin B5 0.447mg 0.997mg Crab
Vitamin B6 0.061mg 0.156mg Crab
Folate 14µg 51µg Crab
Vitamin B12 17.5µg 3.33µg Oysters
Choline 130mg 80.9mg Oysters
Vitamin K 2µg 0.3µg Oysters
Tryptophan 0.138mg 0.226mg Crab
Threonine 0.046mg 0.727mg Crab
Isoleucine 0.459mg 0.776mg Crab
Leucine 0.716mg 1.307mg Crab
Lysine 0.762mg 1.386mg Crab
Methionine 0.257mg 0.452mg Crab
Phenylalanine 0.413mg 0.708mg Crab
Valine 0.523mg 0.806mg Crab
Histidine 0.22mg 0.393mg Crab
Cholesterol 79mg 97mg Oysters
Trans Fat 0.068g 0.014g Crab
Saturated Fat 0.948g 0.201g Crab
Omega-3 - DHA 0.271g 0.067g Oysters
Omega-3 - EPA 0.353g 0.101g Oysters
Omega-3 - DPA 0.02g 0.009g Oysters
Monounsaturated Fat 0.506g 0.129g Oysters
Polyunsaturated fat 1.056g 0.258g Oysters
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.007g 0.005g Oysters
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.061g Oysters
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.004g Oysters
Omega-3 - ALA 0.163g Oysters
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.004g Oysters
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.007g Oysters

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Oysters Crab
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
188%
Oysters
56%
Crab
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
486%
Oysters
89%
Crab

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Oysters
Oysters contains less Sodium (difference - 397mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Oysters
Oysters is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 18mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Oysters
Oysters is cheaper (difference - $9)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Crab
Crab is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.23g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab
Crab is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.747g)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Oysters - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171980/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.

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