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Atlantic mackerel vs Crab meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Atlantic mackerel and Crab meat

  • Atlantic mackerel is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, and Selenium, yet Crab meat is richer in Copper, Zinc, and Folate.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Atlantic mackerel is 313% higher.
  • Atlantic mackerel contains 31 times more Saturated Fat than Crab meat. Atlantic mackerel contains 4.176g of Saturated Fat, while Crab meat contains 0.133g.

Food types used in this article are Fish, mackerel, Atlantic, cooked, dry heat 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Iron +106.6%
Contains more Magnesium +54%
Contains more Potassium +53.1%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
Contains more Calcium +293.3%
Contains more Zinc +710.6%
Contains more Copper +1157.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 280
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 59% 70% 120% 36% 11% 26% 32%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 29% 45% 120% 24% 140% 208% 394%
Contains more Iron +106.6%
Contains more Magnesium +54%
Contains more Potassium +53.1%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
Contains more Calcium +293.3%
Contains more Zinc +710.6%
Contains more Copper +1157.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 280

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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Contains more Vitamin A +520.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +649.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +411.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +147.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +155.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +65.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +1800%
Contains more Folate +2450%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 11% 0% 0% 2% 40% 96% 129% 60% 107% 2% 2375% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 26% 14% 13% 26% 24% 42% 39% 1438% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +520.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +649.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +411.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +147.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +155.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +65.2%
Contains more Vitamin C +1800%
Contains more Folate +2450%

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.
Atlantic mackerel Crab meat
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Atlantic mackerel Crab meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 23.85g 19.35g Atlantic mackerel
Fats 17.81g 1.54g Atlantic mackerel
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 262kcal 97kcal Atlantic mackerel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 15mg 59mg Crab meat
Iron 1.57mg 0.76mg Atlantic mackerel
Magnesium 97mg 63mg Atlantic mackerel
Phosphorus 278mg 280mg Crab meat
Potassium 401mg 262mg Atlantic mackerel
Sodium 83mg 1072mg Atlantic mackerel
Zinc 0.94mg 7.62mg Crab meat
Copper 0.094mg 1.182mg Crab meat
Vitamin A 180IU 29IU Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 0.4mg 7.6mg Crab meat
Vitamin B1 0.159mg 0.053mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B2 0.412mg 0.055mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B3 6.85mg 1.34mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.99mg 0.4mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B6 0.46mg 0.18mg Atlantic mackerel
Folate 2µg 51µg Crab meat
Vitamin B12 19µg 11.5µg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.267mg 0.269mg Crab meat
Threonine 1.045mg 0.783mg Atlantic mackerel
Isoleucine 1.099mg 0.938mg Atlantic mackerel
Leucine 1.938mg 1.536mg Atlantic mackerel
Lysine 2.19mg 1.684mg Atlantic mackerel
Methionine 0.706mg 0.545mg Atlantic mackerel
Phenylalanine 0.931mg 0.817mg Atlantic mackerel
Valine 1.228mg 0.91mg Atlantic mackerel
Histidine 0.702mg 0.393mg Atlantic mackerel
Cholesterol 75mg 53mg Crab meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 4.176g 0.133g Crab meat
Monounsaturated Fat 7.006g 0.185g Atlantic mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 4.3g 0.536g Atlantic mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Atlantic mackerel Crab meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
235
Atlantic mackerel
135
Crab meat
Mineral Summary Score
44
Atlantic mackerel
122
Crab meat

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
143%
Atlantic mackerel
116%
Crab meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Atlantic mackerel
0%
Crab meat
Fats
82%
Atlantic mackerel
7%
Crab meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 22mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 4.043g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel contains less Sodium (difference - 989mg)
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 contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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

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. Atlantic mackerel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175120/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.