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Mackerel vs Crab - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Comparison summary

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

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.
Mackerel Crab
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Mackerel Crab
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
131
Mackerel
27
Crab
Mineral Summary Score
100
Mackerel
53
Crab

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 +180%
Contains more Potassium +100.8%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Calcium +37.9%
Contains more Copper +714%
Contains more Zinc +246.4%
Contains less Sodium -87.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 234
Contains more Iron +180%
Contains more Potassium +100.8%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Calcium +37.9%
Contains more Copper +714%
Contains more Zinc +246.4%
Contains less Sodium -87.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 234

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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3
Crab
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15%

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
111%
Mackerel
107%
Crab
Carbohydrates
0%
Mackerel
0%
Crab
Fats
116%
Mackerel
3%
Crab

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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 Mackerel Crab Opinion
Calories 305 83 Mackerel
Protein 18.5 17.88 Mackerel
Fats 25.1 0.74 Mackerel
Vitamin C 0 3.3 Crab
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 95 97 Mackerel
Vitamin D 1006 0 Mackerel
Iron 1.4 0.5 Mackerel
Calcium 66 91 Crab
Potassium 520 259 Mackerel
Magnesium 60 36 Mackerel
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.1 0.814 Crab
Zinc 1.1 3.81 Crab
Starch 0 Crab
Phosphorus 254 234 Mackerel
Sodium 4450 563 Crab
Vitamin A 157 2 Mackerel
Vitamin E 2.38 1.84 Mackerel
Vitamin D 25.2 0 Mackerel
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.023 Crab
Vitamin B2 0.19 0.093 Mackerel
Vitamin B3 3.3 2.747 Mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.997 Crab
Vitamin B6 0.41 0.156 Mackerel
Vitamin B12 12 3.33 Mackerel
Vitamin K 7.8 0.3 Mackerel
Folic acid (B9) 0 0
Trans Fat 0.014 Mackerel
Saturated Fat 7.148 0.201 Crab
Monounsaturated Fat 8.32 0.129 Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21 0.258 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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