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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 Iron +100%
Contains more Calcium +268.8%
Contains more Magnesium +96.9%
Contains more Copper +4121.4%
Contains more Zinc +1593.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.9%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 5% 37% 23% 10% 13% 87% 8%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 29% 18% 24% 45% 394% 208% 120% 140%
Contains more Potassium +57.6%
Contains less Sodium -95%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains more Calcium +268.8%
Contains more Magnesium +96.9%
Contains more Copper +4121.4%
Contains more Zinc +1593.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +37.9%

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 Vitamin B12 +1163.7%
Contains more Folate +628.6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 4% 3% 13% 27% 19% 15% 39% 9180% 57% 114% 1% 6%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 26% 2% 0% 0% 14% 13% 26% 24% 42% 1438% 0% 39%
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 Vitamin B12 +1163.7%
Contains more Folate +628.6%

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
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 the food
Protein
107%
Cod
116%
Crab meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Cod
0%
Crab meat
Fats
3%
Cod
7%
Crab meat

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Crab meat
Crab meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugars?
Crab meat
Crab meat contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cod
Cod is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 10mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod
Cod contains less Sodium (difference - 1018mg)
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)

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