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Mussel vs Crab meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Mussel and Crab meat

  • Mussel has more Vitamin B12, Manganese, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B5, however Crab meat has more Copper, and Zinc.
  • Mussel's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 521% more.
  • Mussel has 170 times more Manganese than Crab meat. Mussel has 6.8mg of Manganese, while Crab meat has 0.04mg.
  • Mussel 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" chart 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 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 10% 252% 27% 123% 24% 49% 73% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 29% 45% 120% 24% 140% 208% 394%
Contains more Iron +784.2%
Contains less Sodium -65.6%
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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Mussel
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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 Vitamin K 19% 0% 0% 46% 75% 97% 57% 57% 24% 57% 3000% 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 +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%

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.
Mussel 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 Mussel Crab meat Opinion
Net carbs 7.39g 0g Mussel
Protein 23.8g 19.35g Mussel
Fats 4.48g 1.54g Mussel
Carbs 7.39g 0g Mussel
Calories 172kcal 97kcal Mussel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 33mg 59mg Crab meat
Iron 6.72mg 0.76mg Mussel
Magnesium 37mg 63mg Crab meat
Phosphorus 285mg 280mg Mussel
Potassium 268mg 262mg Mussel
Sodium 369mg 1072mg Mussel
Zinc 2.67mg 7.62mg Crab meat
Copper 0.149mg 1.182mg Crab meat
Vitamin A 304IU 29IU Mussel
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 13.6mg 7.6mg Mussel
Vitamin B1 0.3mg 0.053mg Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.42mg 0.055mg Mussel
Vitamin B3 3mg 1.34mg Mussel
Vitamin B5 0.95mg 0.4mg Mussel
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.18mg Crab meat
Folate 76µg 51µg Mussel
Vitamin B12 24µg 11.5µg Mussel
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.267mg 0.269mg Crab meat
Threonine 1.025mg 0.783mg Mussel
Isoleucine 1.036mg 0.938mg Mussel
Leucine 1.676mg 1.536mg Mussel
Lysine 1.779mg 1.684mg Mussel
Methionine 0.537mg 0.545mg Crab meat
Phenylalanine 0.853mg 0.817mg Mussel
Valine 1.04mg 0.91mg Mussel
Histidine 0.457mg 0.393mg Mussel
Cholesterol 56mg 53mg Crab meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.85g 0.133g Crab meat
Monounsaturated Fat 1.014g 0.185g Mussel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.212g 0.536g Mussel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
286
Mussel
135
Crab meat
Mineral Summary Score
76
Mussel
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
143%
Mussel
116%
Crab meat
Carbohydrates
7%
Mussel
0%
Crab meat
Fats
21%
Mussel
7%
Crab meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Mussel
Mussel contains less Sodium (difference - 703mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Mussel
Mussel is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mussel
Mussel 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

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. Mussel - 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.