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Crab vs Mackerel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Mackerel
Mackerel is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mackerel
Mackerel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mackerel
Mackerel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab
Crab is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.947g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Crab
Crab contains less Sodium (difference - 3887mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Crab Mackerel
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
27
Crab
131
Mackerel
Mineral Summary Score
53
Crab
100
Mackerel

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
Crab
4
:
Contains more Calcium +37.9%
Contains more Copper +714%
Contains more Zinc +246.4%
Contains less Sodium -87.3%
Contains more Iron +180%
Contains more Potassium +100.8%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 254
Contains more Calcium +37.9%
Contains more Copper +714%
Contains more Zinc +246.4%
Contains less Sodium -87.3%
Contains more Iron +180%
Contains more Potassium +100.8%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 254

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
Crab
3
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +7750%
Contains more Vitamin E +29.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +104.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +162.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +260.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +2500%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +7750%
Contains more Vitamin E +29.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +104.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +162.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +260.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +2500%

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 the food
Protein
107%
Crab
111%
Mackerel
Carbohydrates
0%
Crab
0%
Mackerel
Fats
3%
Crab
116%
Mackerel

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All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Crab Mackerel Opinion
Calories 83 305 Mackerel
Protein 17.88 18.5 Mackerel
Fats 0.74 25.1 Mackerel
Vitamin C 3.3 0 Crab
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 97 95 Mackerel
Vitamin D 0 1006 Mackerel
Iron 0.5 1.4 Mackerel
Calcium 91 66 Crab
Potassium 259 520 Mackerel
Magnesium 36 60 Mackerel
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.814 0.1 Crab
Zinc 3.81 1.1 Crab
Starch 0 Crab
Phosphorus 234 254 Mackerel
Sodium 563 4450 Crab
Vitamin A 2 157 Mackerel
Vitamin E 1.84 2.38 Mackerel
Vitamin D 0 25.2 Mackerel
Vitamin B1 0.023 0.02 Crab
Vitamin B2 0.093 0.19 Mackerel
Vitamin B3 2.747 3.3 Mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.997 Crab
Vitamin B6 0.156 0.41 Mackerel
Vitamin B12 3.33 12 Mackerel
Vitamin K 0.3 7.8 Mackerel
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0.014 Mackerel
Saturated Fat 0.201 7.148 Crab
Monounsaturated Fat 0.129 8.32 Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.258 6.21 Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.226 Crab
Threonine 0.727 Crab
Isoleucine 0.776 Crab
Leucine 1.307 Crab
Lysine 1.386 Crab
Methionine 0.452 Crab
Phenylalanine 0.708 Crab
Valine 0.806 Crab
Histidine 0.393 Crab
The main source of information is USDA Food Composition Database (U.S. Department of Agriculture)
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