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Pork vs. Crab — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Pork and Crab

  • Pork has more Vitamin B1, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B3, while Crab has more Vitamin B12, Copper, Zinc, and Folate.
  • Crab covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 110% more than Pork.
  • Pork contains 38 times more Vitamin B1 than Crab. While Pork contains 0.877mg of Vitamin B1, Crab contains only 0.023mg.
  • The amount of Saturated Fat in Crab is lower.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Pork, fresh, loin, whole, separable lean and fat, cooked, broiled 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.
Pork
5
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5
Crab
Contains more Iron +74%
Contains more Potassium +63.3%
Contains less Sodium -89%
Contains more Calcium +378.9%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Zinc +59.4%
Contains more Copper +1015.1%
Contains more Manganese +722.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 234
Equal in Selenium - 42.9
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 33% 20% 106% 38% 9% 66% 25% 2% 248%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 28% 19% 26% 101% 23% 74% 104% 272% 10% 234%
Contains more Iron +74%
Contains more Potassium +63.3%
Contains less Sodium -89%
Contains more Calcium +378.9%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Zinc +59.4%
Contains more Copper +1015.1%
Contains more Manganese +722.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 234
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.
Pork
7
:
6
Crab
Contains more Vitamin A +250%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3713%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +245.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +83.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +197.4%
Contains more Choline +16.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +534.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +450%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +42.8%
Contains more Folate +920%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +375.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%
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% 6% 39% 2% 220% 75% 95% 42% 108% 4% 88% 52% 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 1% 37% 0% 11% 6% 22% 52% 60% 36% 39% 417% 45% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +250%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +3713%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +245.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +83.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +197.4%
Contains more Choline +16.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +534.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +450%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +42.8%
Contains more Folate +920%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +375.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Pork
2
:
2
Crab
Contains more Protein +52.8%
Contains more Fats +1781.1%
Contains more Water +37.7%
Contains more Other +89.9%
27% 14% 58%
Protein: 27.32 g
Fats: 13.92 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 57.87 g
Other: 0.89 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 Protein +52.8%
Contains more Fats +1781.1%
Contains more Water +37.7%
Contains more Other +89.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Pork
2
:
1
Crab
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +4698.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +365.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -96.2%
41% 49% 10%
Saturated Fat: 5.23 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 6.19 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2 g
34% 22% 44%
Saturated Fat: 0.201 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.129 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.258 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +4698.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +365.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -96.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Pork Crab
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price 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 Pork Crab Opinion
Protein 27.32g 17.88g Pork
Fats 13.92g 0.74g Pork
Calories 242kcal 83kcal Pork
Calcium 19mg 91mg Crab
Iron 0.87mg 0.5mg Pork
Magnesium 28mg 36mg Crab
Phosphorus 246mg 234mg Pork
Potassium 423mg 259mg Pork
Sodium 62mg 563mg Pork
Zinc 2.39mg 3.81mg Crab
Copper 0.073mg 0.814mg Crab
Manganese 0.009mg 0.074mg Crab
Selenium 45.3µg 42.9µg Pork
Vitamin A 7IU 2IU Pork
Vitamin A RAE 2µg 1µg Pork
Vitamin E 0.29mg 1.84mg Crab
Vitamin D 53IU 0IU Pork
Vitamin D 1.3µg 0µg Pork
Vitamin C 0.6mg 3.3mg Crab
Vitamin B1 0.877mg 0.023mg Pork
Vitamin B2 0.321mg 0.093mg Pork
Vitamin B3 5.037mg 2.747mg Pork
Vitamin B5 0.698mg 0.997mg Crab
Vitamin B6 0.464mg 0.156mg Pork
Folate 5µg 51µg Crab
Vitamin B12 0.7µg 3.33µg Crab
Choline 93.9mg 80.9mg Pork
Vitamin K 0µg 0.3µg Crab
Tryptophan 0.338mg 0.226mg Pork
Threonine 1.234mg 0.727mg Pork
Isoleucine 1.26mg 0.776mg Pork
Leucine 2.177mg 1.307mg Pork
Lysine 2.446mg 1.386mg Pork
Methionine 0.712mg 0.452mg Pork
Phenylalanine 1.086mg 0.708mg Pork
Valine 1.473mg 0.806mg Pork
Histidine 1.067mg 0.393mg Pork
Cholesterol 80mg 97mg Pork
Trans Fat 0.014g Pork
Saturated Fat 5.23g 0.201g Crab
Omega-3 - DHA 0g 0.067g Crab
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 0.101g Crab
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.009g Crab
Monounsaturated Fat 6.19g 0.129g Pork
Polyunsaturated fat 1.2g 0.258g Pork
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.005g Crab

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Pork Crab
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
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
56%
Pork
56%
Crab
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
55%
Pork
89%
Crab

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Pork
Pork contains less Sodium (difference - 501mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Pork
Pork is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 17mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Pork
Pork is cheaper (difference - $11.2)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab
Crab is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 5.029g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 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

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. Pork - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/167820/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.