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Cod vs Crab - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Cod and Crab?

  • Cod is richer in Vitamin B5, yet Crab is richer in Vitamin B12, Copper, Zinc, Selenium, Folate, Vitamin E , and Calcium.
  • Cod's daily need coverage for Vitamin B5 is 3040% higher.
  • Cod contains less Cholesterol.

We used Fish, cod, Atlantic, raw and Crustaceans, crab, blue, canned types in this comparison.

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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
:
6
Crab
Contains more Potassium +59.5%
Contains less Sodium -90.4%
Contains more Calcium +468.8%
Contains more Iron +31.6%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.3%
Contains more Zinc +746.7%
Contains more Copper +2807.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 15% 23% 87% 37% 8% 13% 10%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 19% 26% 101% 23% 74% 104% 272%
Contains more Potassium +59.5%
Contains less Sodium -90.4%
Contains more Calcium +468.8%
Contains more Iron +31.6%
Contains more Magnesium +12.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.3%
Contains more Zinc +746.7%
Contains more Copper +2807.1%

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
5
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7
Crab
Contains more Vitamin A +1900%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +230.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15246%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +187.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +230%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +43.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.2%
Contains more Folate +628.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +265.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
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 1% 37% 0% 11% 6% 22% 52% 60% 36% 39% 417% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +1900%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +230.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15246%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +57.1%
Contains more Vitamin E +187.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +230%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +43.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +33.2%
Contains more Folate +628.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +265.9%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%

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
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Cod Crab Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 17.81g 17.88g Crab
Fats 0.67g 0.74g Crab
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 82kcal 83kcal Crab
Starch g 0g Crab
Fructose g 0g Crab
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 16mg 91mg Crab
Iron 0.38mg 0.5mg Crab
Magnesium 32mg 36mg Crab
Phosphorus 203mg 234mg Crab
Potassium 413mg 259mg Cod
Sodium 54mg 563mg Cod
Zinc 0.45mg 3.81mg Crab
Copper 0.028mg 0.814mg Crab
Vitamin A 40IU 2IU Cod
Vitamin E 0.64mg 1.84mg Crab
Vitamin D 36IU 0IU Cod
Vitamin D 0.9µg 0µg Cod
Vitamin C 1mg 3.3mg Crab
Vitamin B1 0.076mg 0.023mg Cod
Vitamin B2 0.065mg 0.093mg Crab
Vitamin B3 2.063mg 2.747mg Crab
Vitamin B5 153mg 0.997mg Cod
Vitamin B6 0.245mg 0.156mg Cod
Folate 7µg 51µg Crab
Vitamin B12 0.91µg 3.33µg Crab
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.3µg Crab
Tryptophan 0.199mg 0.226mg Crab
Threonine 0.781mg 0.727mg Cod
Isoleucine 0.821mg 0.776mg Cod
Leucine 1.447mg 1.307mg Cod
Lysine 1.635mg 1.386mg Cod
Methionine 0.527mg 0.452mg Cod
Phenylalanine 0.695mg 0.708mg Crab
Valine 0.917mg 0.806mg Cod
Histidine 0.524mg 0.393mg Cod
Cholesterol 43mg 97mg Cod
Trans Fat g 0.014g Cod
Saturated Fat 0.131g 0.201g Cod
Monounsaturated Fat 0.094g 0.129g Crab
Polyunsaturated fat 0.231g 0.258g Crab

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Cod Crab
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
56
Crab
Mineral Summary Score
24
Cod
80
Crab

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
107%
Crab
Carbohydrates
0%
Cod
0%
Crab
Fats
3%
Cod
3%
Crab

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Crab
Crab is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Cod
Cod contains less Sodium (difference - 509mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cod
Cod is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 54mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cod
Cod is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.07g)
Which food is cheaper?
Cod
Cod is cheaper (difference - $10.7)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Cod - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171955/nutrients
  2. Crab - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171966/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.