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Shark vs. Crab meat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Shark and Crab meat

  • Shark has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin A RAE, however, Crab meat has more Vitamin B12, Copper, Zinc, Folate, Phosphorus, and Vitamin C.
  • Crab meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 417% more.
  • Shark has 8 times more Vitamin A RAE than Crab meat. Shark has 70µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Crab meat has 9µg.
  • Shark is lower in Sodium.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Fish, shark, mixed species, raw 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 +10.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.6%
Contains more Calcium +73.5%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +63.8%
Contains more Zinc +1672.1%
Contains more Copper +3481.8%
Contains more Manganese +166.7%
Equal in Iron - 0.76
Equal in Selenium - 40
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 11% 32% 35% 90% 15% 11% 12% 11% 2% 200%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 18% 29% 45% 120% 24% 140% 208% 394% 6% 219%
Contains more Iron +10.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.6%
Contains more Calcium +73.5%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Contains more Potassium +63.8%
Contains more Zinc +1672.1%
Contains more Copper +3481.8%
Contains more Manganese +166.7%
Equal in Iron - 0.76
Equal in Selenium - 40

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.
Shark
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Contains more Vitamin A +703.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +119.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +73.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.2%
Contains more Folate +1600%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +671.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 14% 20% 18% 0% 11% 15% 56% 42% 93% 3% 187% 1%
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 +703.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +12.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +119.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +73.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +122.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +26.2%
Contains more Folate +1600%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +671.8%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +192.9%
Contains more Other +67.7%
Equal in Protein - 19.35
Equal in Water - 77.55
21% 5% 74%
Protein: 20.98 g
Fats: 4.51 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.58 g
Other: 0.93 g
19% 78%
Protein: 19.35 g
Fats: 1.54 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 77.55 g
Other: 1.56 g
Contains more Fats +192.9%
Contains more Other +67.7%
Equal in Protein - 19.35
Equal in Water - 77.55

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +877.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +122.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -85.6%
24% 46% 30%
Saturated Fat: 0.925 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.808 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.195 g
16% 22% 63%
Saturated Fat: 0.133 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.185 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.536 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +877.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +122.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -85.6%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shark Crab meat Opinion
Protein 20.98g 19.35g Shark
Fats 4.51g 1.54g Shark
Calories 130kcal 97kcal Shark
Calcium 34mg 59mg Crab meat
Iron 0.84mg 0.76mg Shark
Magnesium 49mg 63mg Crab meat
Phosphorus 210mg 280mg Crab meat
Potassium 160mg 262mg Crab meat
Sodium 79mg 1072mg Shark
Zinc 0.43mg 7.62mg Crab meat
Copper 0.033mg 1.182mg Crab meat
Manganese 0.015mg 0.04mg Crab meat
Selenium 36.5µg 40µg Crab meat
Vitamin A 233IU 29IU Shark
Vitamin A RAE 70µg 9µg Shark
Vitamin E 1mg Shark
Vitamin D 24IU Shark
Vitamin D 0.6µg Shark
Vitamin C 0mg 7.6mg Crab meat
Vitamin B1 0.042mg 0.053mg Crab meat
Vitamin B2 0.062mg 0.055mg Shark
Vitamin B3 2.938mg 1.34mg Shark
Vitamin B5 0.695mg 0.4mg Shark
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 0.18mg Shark
Folate 3µg 51µg Crab meat
Vitamin B12 1.49µg 11.5µg Crab meat
Vitamin K 0.1µg Shark
Tryptophan 0.235mg 0.269mg Crab meat
Threonine 0.92mg 0.783mg Shark
Isoleucine 0.967mg 0.938mg Shark
Leucine 1.705mg 1.536mg Shark
Lysine 1.926mg 1.684mg Shark
Methionine 0.621mg 0.545mg Shark
Phenylalanine 0.819mg 0.817mg Shark
Valine 1.081mg 0.91mg Shark
Histidine 0.618mg 0.393mg Shark
Cholesterol 51mg 53mg Shark
Saturated Fat 0.925g 0.133g Crab meat
Omega-3 - DHA 0.527g 0.118g Shark
Omega-3 - EPA 0.316g 0.295g Shark
Omega-3 - DPA 0.109g 0.031g Shark
Monounsaturated Fat 1.808g 0.185g Shark
Polyunsaturated fat 1.195g 0.536g Shark

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Shark Crab meat
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
38%
Shark
135%
Crab meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
41%
Shark
120%
Crab meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 993mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $12)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Shark
Shark is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.792g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Crab meat
Crab meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

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. Shark - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173697/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.