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Shark vs Crab - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Shark and Crab?

  • Shark is richer in Vitamin B6, and Vitamin A RAE, yet Crab is richer in Copper, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Folate, Selenium, and Vitamin B5.
  • Crab's daily need coverage for Copper is 87% higher.
  • Shark has 70 times more Vitamin A RAE than Crab. Shark has 70µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Crab has 1µg.
  • Shark contains less Cholesterol.

We used Fish, shark, mixed species, raw and Crustaceans, crab, blue, canned types in this comparison.

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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
3
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5
Crab
Contains more Iron +68%
Contains more Magnesium +36.1%
Contains less Sodium -86%
Contains more Calcium +167.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.4%
Contains more Potassium +61.9%
Contains more Zinc +786%
Contains more Copper +2366.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 32% 35% 90% 15% 11% 12% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 19% 26% 101% 23% 74% 104% 272%
Contains more Iron +68%
Contains more Magnesium +36.1%
Contains less Sodium -86%
Contains more Calcium +167.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +11.4%
Contains more Potassium +61.9%
Contains more Zinc +786%
Contains more Copper +2366.7%

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
5
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7
Crab
Contains more Vitamin A +11550%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +82.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +156.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +84%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +43.5%
Contains more Folate +1600%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +123.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.747
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 1% 37% 0% 11% 6% 22% 52% 60% 36% 39% 417% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +11550%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +82.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +156.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +84%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +43.5%
Contains more Folate +1600%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +123.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.747

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
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shark Crab Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 20.98g 17.88g Shark
Fats 4.51g 0.74g Shark
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 130kcal 83kcal Shark
Starch g 0g Crab
Fructose g 0g Crab
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 34mg 91mg Crab
Iron 0.84mg 0.5mg Shark
Magnesium 49mg 36mg Shark
Phosphorus 210mg 234mg Crab
Potassium 160mg 259mg Crab
Sodium 79mg 563mg Shark
Zinc 0.43mg 3.81mg Crab
Copper 0.033mg 0.814mg Crab
Vitamin A 233IU 2IU Shark
Vitamin E 1mg 1.84mg Crab
Vitamin D 24IU 0IU Shark
Vitamin D 0.6µg 0µg Shark
Vitamin C 0mg 3.3mg Crab
Vitamin B1 0.042mg 0.023mg Shark
Vitamin B2 0.062mg 0.093mg Crab
Vitamin B3 2.938mg 2.747mg Shark
Vitamin B5 0.695mg 0.997mg Crab
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 0.156mg Shark
Folate 3µg 51µg Crab
Vitamin B12 1.49µg 3.33µg Crab
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.3µg Crab
Tryptophan 0.235mg 0.226mg Shark
Threonine 0.92mg 0.727mg Shark
Isoleucine 0.967mg 0.776mg Shark
Leucine 1.705mg 1.307mg Shark
Lysine 1.926mg 1.386mg Shark
Methionine 0.621mg 0.452mg Shark
Phenylalanine 0.819mg 0.708mg Shark
Valine 1.081mg 0.806mg Shark
Histidine 0.618mg 0.393mg Shark
Cholesterol 51mg 97mg Shark
Trans Fat g 0.014g Shark
Saturated Fat 0.925g 0.201g Crab
Monounsaturated Fat 1.808g 0.129g Shark
Polyunsaturated fat 1.195g 0.258g Shark

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Shark Crab
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
38
Shark
56
Crab
Mineral Summary Score
27
Shark
80
Crab

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
107%
Crab
Carbohydrates
0%
Shark
0%
Crab
Fats
21%
Shark
3%
Crab

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 484mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shark
Shark is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 46mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $12)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab
Crab is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.724g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Crab
Crab is relatively richer in minerals
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 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

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 - 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.