Shrimp vs. Crab meat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison
How are Shrimp and Crab meat different?
- Shrimp is richer in Selenium, Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin B3, while Crab meat is higher in Vitamin B12, Copper, Zinc, Vitamin C, Folate, and Magnesium.
- Crab meat covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 410% more than Shrimp.
- Shrimp contains 10 times more Vitamin A RAE than Crab meat. Shrimp contains 90µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Crab meat contains 9µg.
- Crab meat is lower in Cholesterol.
Crustaceans, shrimp, mixed species, cooked, moist heat (may have been previously frozen) and Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, cooked, moist heat types were used in this article.
Fat Type Comparison
Comparison summary table
|Lower in Sodium|
|Lower in price|
|Lower in Sugar|
|Lower in Cholesterol|
|Lower in Saturated Fat|
|Lower in Glycemic Index|
|Rich in minerals||Equal|
|Rich in vitamins||Equal|
All nutrients comparison - raw data values
|Vitamin A RAE||90µg||9µg|
|Omega-3 - DHA||0.141g||0.118g|
|Omega-3 - EPA||0.135g||0.295g|
|Omega-3 - DPA||0.012g||0.031g|
|Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid||0.012g|
Which food is preferable for your diet?
|Low Fats diet|
|Low Carbs diet|
|Low Calories diet|
|Low Glycemic Index diet|