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Crab meat vs Alaska pollock - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Crab meat and Alaska pollock

  • Crab meat is richer in Vitamin B12, Copper, Zinc, and Folate, yet Alaska pollock is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Crab meat is 327% higher.
  • Crab meat contains 20 times more Copper than Alaska pollock. Crab meat contains 1.182mg of Copper, while Alaska pollock contains 0.06mg.
  • Alaska pollock contains less Sodium.

Food types used in this article are Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, cooked, moist heat and Fish, pollock, Alaska, cooked, dry heat (may have been previously frozen).

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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 +35.7%
Contains more Zinc +1236.8%
Contains more Copper +1870%
Contains more Calcium +22%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Potassium +64.1%
Contains less Sodium -60.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 267
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 29% 45% 120% 24% 140% 208% 394%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 22% 58% 115% 38% 55% 16% 20%
Contains more Iron +35.7%
Contains more Zinc +1236.8%
Contains more Copper +1870%
Contains more Calcium +22%
Contains more Magnesium +28.6%
Contains more Potassium +64.1%
Contains less Sodium -60.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 267

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 C +∞%
Contains more Folate +1600%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +214.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +75.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +305.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +194.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +82.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.054
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.432
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%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 6% 39% 0% 14% 52% 75% 26% 76% 3% 458% 1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +1600%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +214.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +75.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +305.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +194.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +82.8%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.054
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.432

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab meat Alaska pollock Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 19.35g 23.48g Alaska pollock
Fats 1.54g 1.18g Crab meat
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 97kcal 111kcal Alaska pollock
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Crab meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 59mg 72mg Alaska pollock
Iron 0.76mg 0.56mg Crab meat
Magnesium 63mg 81mg Alaska pollock
Phosphorus 280mg 267mg Crab meat
Potassium 262mg 430mg Alaska pollock
Sodium 1072mg 419mg Alaska pollock
Zinc 7.62mg 0.57mg Crab meat
Copper 1.182mg 0.06mg Crab meat
Vitamin A 29IU 51IU Alaska pollock
Vitamin E mg 0.28mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin D IU 51IU Alaska pollock
Vitamin D µg 1.3µg Alaska pollock
Vitamin C 7.6mg 0mg Crab meat
Vitamin B1 0.053mg 0.054mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.223mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B3 1.34mg 3.949mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B5 0.4mg 0.432mg Alaska pollock
Vitamin B6 0.18mg 0.329mg Alaska pollock
Folate 51µg 3µg Crab meat
Vitamin B12 11.5µg 3.66µg Crab meat
Vitamin K µg 0.1µg Alaska pollock
Tryptophan 0.269mg 0.263mg Crab meat
Threonine 0.783mg 1.029mg Alaska pollock
Isoleucine 0.938mg 1.082mg Alaska pollock
Leucine 1.536mg 1.908mg Alaska pollock
Lysine 1.684mg 2.157mg Alaska pollock
Methionine 0.545mg 0.696mg Alaska pollock
Phenylalanine 0.817mg 0.917mg Alaska pollock
Valine 0.91mg 1.21mg Alaska pollock
Histidine 0.393mg 0.691mg Alaska pollock
Cholesterol 53mg 86mg Crab meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.133g 0.159g Crab meat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.185g 0.134g Crab meat
Polyunsaturated fat 0.536g 0.583g Alaska pollock

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Crab meat Alaska pollock
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
135
Crab meat
62
Alaska pollock
Mineral Summary Score
122
Crab meat
43
Alaska pollock

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
116%
Crab meat
141%
Alaska pollock
Carbohydrates
0%
Crab meat
0%
Alaska pollock
Fats
7%
Crab meat
5%
Alaska pollock

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 - 33mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.026g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock contains less Sodium (difference - 653mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Alaska pollock
Alaska pollock is relatively richer in vitamins
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. Crab meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174202/nutrients
  2. Alaska pollock - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173681/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.