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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, 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 than Crab meat. Shark has 70µg of Vitamin A, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Shark
2
:
Contains more Iron +10.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.6%
Contains more Calcium +73.5%
Contains more Potassium +63.8%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Copper +3481.8%
Contains more Zinc +1672.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.76
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 32% 11% 15% 35% 11% 12% 90% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 29% 18% 24% 45% 394% 208% 120% 140%
Contains more Iron +10.5%
Contains less Sodium -92.6%
Contains more Calcium +73.5%
Contains more Potassium +63.8%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Copper +3481.8%
Contains more Zinc +1672.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +33.3%
Equal in Iron - 0.76

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
Shark
8
:
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 Vitamin B12 +671.8%
Contains more Folate +1600%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 14% 20% 18% 11% 15% 56% 42% 93% 187% 1% 3%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 26% 2% 0% 0% 14% 13% 26% 24% 42% 1438% 0% 39%
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 Vitamin B12 +671.8%
Contains more Folate +1600%

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
38
Shark
135
Crab meat
Mineral Summary Score
27
Shark
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
126%
Shark
116%
Crab meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Shark
0%
Crab meat
Fats
21%
Shark
7%
Crab meat

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.
Shark Crab meat
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium 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

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Shark Crab meat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 993mg)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shark Crab meat Opinion
Calories 130 97 Shark
Protein 20.98 19.35 Shark
Fats 4.51 1.54 Shark
Vitamin C 0 7.6 Crab meat
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 51 53 Shark
Vitamin D 24 Shark
Iron 0.84 0.76 Shark
Calcium 34 59 Crab meat
Potassium 160 262 Crab meat
Magnesium 49 63 Crab meat
Sugar 0 Crab meat
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.033 1.182 Crab meat
Zinc 0.43 7.62 Crab meat
Starch
Phosphorus 210 280 Crab meat
Sodium 79 1072 Shark
Vitamin A 233 29 Shark
Vitamin E 1 Shark
Vitamin D 0.6 Shark
Vitamin B1 0.042 0.053 Crab meat
Vitamin B2 0.062 0.055 Shark
Vitamin B3 2.938 1.34 Shark
Vitamin B5 0.695 0.4 Shark
Vitamin B6 0.4 0.18 Shark
Vitamin B12 1.49 11.5 Crab meat
Vitamin K 0.1 Shark
Folate 3 51 Crab meat
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.925 0.133 Crab meat
Monounsaturated Fat 1.808 0.185 Shark
Polyunsaturated fat 1.195 0.536 Shark
Tryptophan 0.235 0.269 Crab meat
Threonine 0.92 0.783 Shark
Isoleucine 0.967 0.938 Shark
Leucine 1.705 1.536 Shark
Lysine 1.926 1.684 Shark
Methionine 0.621 0.545 Shark
Phenylalanine 0.819 0.817 Shark
Valine 1.081 0.91 Shark
Histidine 0.618 0.393 Shark
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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.