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Atlantic Mackerel vs. Crab meat — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Atlantic Mackerel and Crab meat

  • Atlantic Mackerel has more Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, and Iron, however, Crab meat is higher in Copper, Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Folate.
  • Crab meat covers your daily need of Copper 123% more than Atlantic Mackerel.
  • Atlantic Mackerel has 24 times more Saturated Fat than Crab meat. While Atlantic Mackerel has 3.257g of Saturated Fat, Crab meat has only 0.133g.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Fish, mackerel, Atlantic, raw and Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, cooked, moist heat.

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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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Iron +114.5%
Contains more Magnesium +20.6%
Contains more Potassium +19.8%
Contains less Sodium -91.6%
Contains more Selenium +10.3%
Contains more Calcium +391.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +29%
Contains more Zinc +1109.5%
Contains more Copper +1519.2%
Contains more Manganese +166.7%
Equal in Selenium - 40
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 62% 55% 93% 28% 12% 18% 25% 2% 241%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 18% 29% 45% 120% 24% 140% 208% 394% 6% 219%
Contains more Iron +114.5%
Contains more Magnesium +20.6%
Contains more Potassium +19.8%
Contains less Sodium -91.6%
Contains more Selenium +10.3%
Contains more Calcium +391.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +29%
Contains more Zinc +1109.5%
Contains more Copper +1519.2%
Contains more Manganese +166.7%
Equal in Selenium - 40

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +475.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +232.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +467.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +577.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +114%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +121.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +1800%
Contains more Folate +5000%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +32%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 11% 31% 483% 2% 44% 72% 171% 52% 93% 1% 1089% 36% 13%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 26% 14% 13% 26% 24% 42% 39% 1438% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +475.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +232.1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +467.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +577.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +114%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +121.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +1800%
Contains more Folate +5000%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +32%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +801.9%
Contains more Other +153.8%
Contains more Water +22%
Equal in Protein - 19.35
19% 14% 64% 4%
Protein: 18.6 g
Fats: 13.89 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 63.55 g
Other: 3.96 g
19% 78%
Protein: 19.35 g
Fats: 1.54 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 77.55 g
Other: 1.56 g
Contains more Fats +801.9%
Contains more Other +153.8%
Contains more Water +22%
Equal in Protein - 19.35

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2849.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +525%
Contains less Saturated Fat -95.9%
27% 45% 28%
Saturated Fat: 3.257 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.456 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 3.35 g
16% 22% 63%
Saturated Fat: 0.133 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.185 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.536 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2849.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +525%
Contains less Saturated Fat -95.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Atlantic Mackerel Crab meat
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Atlantic Mackerel Crab meat Opinion
Protein 18.6g 19.35g Crab meat
Fats 13.89g 1.54g Atlantic Mackerel
Calories 205kcal 97kcal Atlantic Mackerel
Calcium 12mg 59mg Crab meat
Iron 1.63mg 0.76mg Atlantic Mackerel
Magnesium 76mg 63mg Atlantic Mackerel
Phosphorus 217mg 280mg Crab meat
Potassium 314mg 262mg Atlantic Mackerel
Sodium 90mg 1072mg Atlantic Mackerel
Zinc 0.63mg 7.62mg Crab meat
Copper 0.073mg 1.182mg Crab meat
Manganese 0.015mg 0.04mg Crab meat
Selenium 44.1µg 40µg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin A 167IU 29IU Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin A RAE 50µg 9µg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin E 1.52mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin D 643IU Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin D 16.1µg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin C 0.4mg 7.6mg Crab meat
Vitamin B1 0.176mg 0.053mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin B2 0.312mg 0.055mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin B3 9.08mg 1.34mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.856mg 0.4mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin B6 0.399mg 0.18mg Atlantic Mackerel
Folate 1µg 51µg Crab meat
Vitamin B12 8.71µg 11.5µg Crab meat
Choline 65mg Atlantic Mackerel
Vitamin K 5µg Atlantic Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.208mg 0.269mg Crab meat
Threonine 0.815mg 0.783mg Atlantic Mackerel
Isoleucine 0.857mg 0.938mg Crab meat
Leucine 1.512mg 1.536mg Crab meat
Lysine 1.708mg 1.684mg Atlantic Mackerel
Methionine 0.551mg 0.545mg Atlantic Mackerel
Phenylalanine 0.726mg 0.817mg Crab meat
Valine 0.958mg 0.91mg Atlantic Mackerel
Histidine 0.548mg 0.393mg Atlantic Mackerel
Cholesterol 70mg 53mg Crab meat
Saturated Fat 3.257g 0.133g Crab meat
Omega-3 - DHA 1.401g 0.118g Atlantic Mackerel
Omega-3 - EPA 0.898g 0.295g Atlantic Mackerel
Omega-3 - DPA 0.212g 0.031g Atlantic Mackerel
Monounsaturated Fat 5.456g 0.185g Atlantic Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 3.35g 0.536g Atlantic Mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Atlantic Mackerel Crab meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
161%
Atlantic Mackerel
125%
Crab meat
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
54%
Atlantic Mackerel
120%
Crab meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 17mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.124g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Atlantic Mackerel
Atlantic Mackerel contains less Sodium (difference - 982mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Atlantic Mackerel
Atlantic Mackerel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Atlantic Mackerel
Atlantic Mackerel is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Atlantic Mackerel
Atlantic Mackerel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Atlantic Mackerel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175119/nutrients
  2. Crab meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174202/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.