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Mussels vs. Crab meat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Mussels and Crab meat

  • Mussels has more Vitamin B12, Manganese, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B5, however, Crab meat has more Copper, and Zinc.
  • Mussels's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 521% more.
  • Mussels has 170 times more Manganese than Crab meat. Mussels has 6.8mg of Manganese, while Crab meat has 0.04mg.
  • Mussels is lower in Sodium.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Mollusks, mussel, blue, cooked, moist heat 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +784.2%
Contains less Sodium -65.6%
Contains more Manganese +16900%
Contains more Selenium +124%
Contains more Calcium +78.8%
Contains more Magnesium +70.3%
Contains more Zinc +185.4%
Contains more Copper +693.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 280
Equal in Potassium - 262
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 10% 252% 27% 123% 24% 49% 73% 50% 887% 489%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 18% 29% 45% 120% 24% 140% 208% 394% 6% 219%
Contains more Iron +784.2%
Contains less Sodium -65.6%
Contains more Manganese +16900%
Contains more Selenium +124%
Contains more Calcium +78.8%
Contains more Magnesium +70.3%
Contains more Zinc +185.4%
Contains more Copper +693.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 280
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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +948.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +78.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +466%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +663.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +123.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +137.5%
Contains more Folate +49%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +108.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +80%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 19% 0% 0% 46% 75% 97% 57% 57% 24% 57% 3000% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 26% 14% 13% 26% 24% 42% 39% 1438% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +948.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +78.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +466%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +663.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +123.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +137.5%
Contains more Folate +49%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +108.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +80%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +23%
Contains more Fats +190.9%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +103.8%
Contains more Water +26.8%
24% 4% 7% 61% 3%
Protein: 23.8 g
Fats: 4.48 g
Carbs: 7.39 g
Water: 61.15 g
Other: 3.18 g
19% 78%
Protein: 19.35 g
Fats: 1.54 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 77.55 g
Other: 1.56 g
Contains more Protein +23%
Contains more Fats +190.9%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +103.8%
Contains more Water +26.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +448.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +126.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -84.4%
28% 33% 39%
Saturated Fat: 0.85 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.014 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.212 g
16% 22% 63%
Saturated Fat: 0.133 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.185 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.536 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +448.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +126.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -84.4%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Mussels Crab meat
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mussels Crab meat Opinion
Net carbs 7.39g 0g Mussels
Protein 23.8g 19.35g Mussels
Fats 4.48g 1.54g Mussels
Carbs 7.39g 0g Mussels
Calories 172kcal 97kcal Mussels
Calcium 33mg 59mg Crab meat
Iron 6.72mg 0.76mg Mussels
Magnesium 37mg 63mg Crab meat
Phosphorus 285mg 280mg Mussels
Potassium 268mg 262mg Mussels
Sodium 369mg 1072mg Mussels
Zinc 2.67mg 7.62mg Crab meat
Copper 0.149mg 1.182mg Crab meat
Manganese 6.8mg 0.04mg Mussels
Selenium 89.6µg 40µg Mussels
Vitamin A 304IU 29IU Mussels
Vitamin A RAE 91µg 9µg Mussels
Vitamin C 13.6mg 7.6mg Mussels
Vitamin B1 0.3mg 0.053mg Mussels
Vitamin B2 0.42mg 0.055mg Mussels
Vitamin B3 3mg 1.34mg Mussels
Vitamin B5 0.95mg 0.4mg Mussels
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.18mg Crab meat
Folate 76µg 51µg Mussels
Vitamin B12 24µg 11.5µg Mussels
Tryptophan 0.267mg 0.269mg Crab meat
Threonine 1.025mg 0.783mg Mussels
Isoleucine 1.036mg 0.938mg Mussels
Leucine 1.676mg 1.536mg Mussels
Lysine 1.779mg 1.684mg Mussels
Methionine 0.537mg 0.545mg Crab meat
Phenylalanine 0.853mg 0.817mg Mussels
Valine 1.04mg 0.91mg Mussels
Histidine 0.457mg 0.393mg Mussels
Cholesterol 56mg 53mg Crab meat
Saturated Fat 0.85g 0.133g Crab meat
Omega-3 - DHA 0.506g 0.118g Mussels
Omega-3 - EPA 0.276g 0.295g Crab meat
Omega-3 - DPA 0.044g 0.031g Mussels
Monounsaturated Fat 1.014g 0.185g Mussels
Polyunsaturated fat 1.212g 0.536g Mussels

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mussels Crab meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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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
264%
Mussels
125%
Crab meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
198%
Mussels
120%
Crab meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Mussels
Mussels contains less Sodium (difference - 703mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Mussels
Mussels is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mussels
Mussels is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.717g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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.

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. Mussels - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174217/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.