Shrimp vs. Crab — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison
Important differences between Shrimp and Crab
- Shrimp has more Selenium, Phosphorus, Choline, and Vitamin A RAE, however, Crab is richer in Vitamin B12, Copper, Zinc, and Vitamin B5.
- Crab's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 70% more.
- Shrimp contains 90 times more Vitamin A RAE than Crab. Shrimp contains 90µg of Vitamin A RAE, while Crab contains 1µg.
- Crab contains less Cholesterol.
The food varieties used in the comparison are Crustaceans, shrimp, mixed species, cooked, moist heat (may have been previously frozen) and Crustaceans, crab, blue, canned.
Fat Type Comparison
Comparison summary table
|Lower in price|
|Lower in Sodium|
|Lower in Cholesterol|
|Lower in Saturated Fat|
|Lower in Glycemic Index|
|Lower in Sugar||Equal|
|Rich in minerals||Equal|
|Rich in vitamins||Equal|
All nutrients comparison - raw data values
|Vitamin A RAE||90µg||1µg|
|Omega-3 - DHA||0.141g||0.067g|
|Omega-3 - EPA||0.135g||0.101g|
|Omega-3 - DPA||0.012g||0.009g|
|Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid||0.012g||0.005g|
Which food is preferable for your diet?
|Low Fats diet|
|Low Carbs diet|
|Low Calories diet|
|Low Glycemic Index diet|