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Cod vs Crab meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Cod and Crab meat

  • Cod has more Vitamin B5, however Crab meat has more Vitamin B12, Copper, Zinc, Selenium, Folate, Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Vitamin C.
  • Cod's daily need coverage for Vitamin B5 is 3052% more.
  • Cod is lower in Sodium.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Fish, cod, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Cod
2
:
Contains more Potassium +57.6%
Contains less Sodium -95%
Contains more Calcium +268.8%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Magnesium +96.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.9%
Contains more Zinc +1593.3%
Contains more Copper +4121.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 15% 23% 87% 37% 8% 13% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 29% 45% 120% 24% 140% 208% 394%
Contains more Potassium +57.6%
Contains less Sodium -95%
Contains more Calcium +268.8%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Magnesium +96.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.9%
Contains more Zinc +1593.3%
Contains more Copper +4121.4%

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
Cod
9
:
Contains more Vitamin A +37.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +43.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +54%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +38150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +660%
Contains more Folate +628.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1163.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 13% 27% 4% 19% 15% 39% 9180% 57% 6% 114% 1%
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 +37.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +43.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +18.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +54%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +38150%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +36.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +660%
Contains more Folate +628.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1163.7%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cod Crab meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 17.81g 19.35g Crab meat
Fats 0.67g 1.54g Crab meat
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 82kcal 97kcal Crab meat
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Crab meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 16mg 59mg Crab meat
Iron 0.38mg 0.76mg Crab meat
Magnesium 32mg 63mg Crab meat
Phosphorus 203mg 280mg Crab meat
Potassium 413mg 262mg Cod
Sodium 54mg 1072mg Cod
Zinc 0.45mg 7.62mg Crab meat
Copper 0.028mg 1.182mg Crab meat
Vitamin A 40IU 29IU Cod
Vitamin E 0.64mg mg Cod
Vitamin D 36IU IU Cod
Vitamin D 0.9µg µg Cod
Vitamin C 1mg 7.6mg Crab meat
Vitamin B1 0.076mg 0.053mg Cod
Vitamin B2 0.065mg 0.055mg Cod
Vitamin B3 2.063mg 1.34mg Cod
Vitamin B5 153mg 0.4mg Cod
Vitamin B6 0.245mg 0.18mg Cod
Folate 7µg 51µg Crab meat
Vitamin B12 0.91µg 11.5µg Crab meat
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Cod
Tryptophan 0.199mg 0.269mg Crab meat
Threonine 0.781mg 0.783mg Crab meat
Isoleucine 0.821mg 0.938mg Crab meat
Leucine 1.447mg 1.536mg Crab meat
Lysine 1.635mg 1.684mg Crab meat
Methionine 0.527mg 0.545mg Crab meat
Phenylalanine 0.695mg 0.817mg Crab meat
Valine 0.917mg 0.91mg Cod
Histidine 0.524mg 0.393mg Cod
Cholesterol 43mg 53mg Cod
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.131g 0.133g Cod
Monounsaturated Fat 0.094g 0.185g Crab meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.231g 0.536g Crab meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cod 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
790
Cod
135
Crab meat
Mineral Summary Score
24
Cod
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
107%
Cod
116%
Crab meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Cod
0%
Crab meat
Fats
3%
Cod
7%
Crab meat

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Crab meat
Crab meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod
Cod contains less Sodium (difference - 1018mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cod
Cod is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cod
Cod is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.002g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cod
Cod is cheaper (difference - $10.7)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Cod
Cod is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

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. Cod - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171955/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.