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Squid as food vs Crab - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Squid as food and Crab

  • The amount of Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12, Selenium, Phosphorus, Vitamin A, Copper, Potassium, and Calcium in Squid as food is higher than in Crab.
  • Squid as food covers your daily Iron needs 129% more than Crab.
  • Crab has 203 times less Vitamin A than Squid as food. Squid as food has 203µg of Vitamin A, while Crab has 1µg.
  • Crab contains less Cholesterol.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Mollusks, cuttlefish, mixed species, cooked, moist heat and Crustaceans, crab, blue, canned.

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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
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Crab
Contains more Iron +2068%
Contains more Calcium +97.8%
Contains more Potassium +145.9%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Copper +22.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +147.9%
Contains more Zinc +10.1%
Contains less Sodium -24.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 407% 54% 57% 43% 333% 95% 249% 98%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 19% 28% 23% 26% 272% 104% 101% 74%
Contains more Iron +2068%
Contains more Calcium +97.8%
Contains more Potassium +145.9%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Copper +22.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +147.9%
Contains more Zinc +10.1%
Contains less Sodium -24.3%

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
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Crab
Contains more Vitamin C +157.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +33650%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1759.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +62.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.8%
Contains more Folate +112.5%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 29% 41% 0% 0% 5% 399% 42% 54% 63% 676% 0% 18%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 11% 1% 37% 0% 6% 22% 52% 60% 36% 417% 1% 39%
Contains more Vitamin C +157.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +33650%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +1759.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +73.1%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +62.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +35.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +25.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +10.8%
Contains more Folate +112.5%

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
110
Squid as food
56
Crab
Mineral Summary Score
167
Squid as food
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
195%
Squid as food
107%
Crab
Carbohydrates
2%
Squid as food
0%
Crab
Fats
6%
Squid as food
3%
Crab

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.
Squid as food Crab
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

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Squid as food Crab
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Squid as food
Squid as food is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Squid as food
Squid as food is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Squid as food
Squid as food is cheaper (difference - $12)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Squid as food
Squid as food is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab
Crab is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 127mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Crab
Crab contains less Sodium (difference - 181mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab
Crab is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.035g)
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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Squid as food Crab Opinion
Calories 158 83 Squid as food
Protein 32.48 17.88 Squid as food
Fats 1.4 0.74 Squid as food
Vitamin C 8.5 3.3 Squid as food
Carbs 1.64 0 Squid as food
Cholesterol 224 97 Crab
Vitamin D 0 Crab
Iron 10.84 0.5 Squid as food
Calcium 180 91 Squid as food
Potassium 637 259 Squid as food
Magnesium 60 36 Squid as food
Sugar 0 Squid as food
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.998 0.814 Squid as food
Zinc 3.46 3.81 Crab
Starch 0 Crab
Phosphorus 580 234 Squid as food
Sodium 744 563 Crab
Vitamin A 675 2 Squid as food
Vitamin E 1.84 Crab
Vitamin D 0 Crab
Vitamin B1 0.017 0.023 Crab
Vitamin B2 1.729 0.093 Squid as food
Vitamin B3 2.189 2.747 Crab
Vitamin B5 0.9 0.997 Crab
Vitamin B6 0.27 0.156 Squid as food
Vitamin B12 5.4 3.33 Squid as food
Vitamin K 0.3 Crab
Folate 24 51 Crab
Trans Fat 0.014 Squid as food
Saturated Fat 0.236 0.201 Crab
Monounsaturated Fat 0.162 0.129 Squid as food
Polyunsaturated fat 0.268 0.258 Squid as food
Tryptophan 0.364 0.226 Squid as food
Threonine 1.398 0.727 Squid as food
Isoleucine 1.414 0.776 Squid as food
Leucine 2.287 1.307 Squid as food
Lysine 2.427 1.386 Squid as food
Methionine 0.733 0.452 Squid as food
Phenylalanine 1.164 0.708 Squid as food
Valine 1.419 0.806 Squid as food
Histidine 0.624 0.393 Squid as food
Fructose 0 Crab

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. Squid as food - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172010/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.