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Crab meat vs Atlantic mackerel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Crab meat and Atlantic mackerel

  • Crab meat is richer in Copper, Zinc, and Folate, yet Atlantic mackerel is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, and Selenium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Atlantic mackerel is 313% higher.
  • Crab meat contains 26 times more Folate than Atlantic mackerel. Crab meat contains 51µg of Folate, while Atlantic mackerel contains 2µg.
  • Atlantic mackerel contains less Sodium.

Food types used in this article are Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, cooked, moist heat and Fish, mackerel, Atlantic, cooked, dry 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
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Contains more Calcium +293.3%
Contains more Copper +1157.4%
Contains more Zinc +710.6%
Contains more Iron +106.6%
Contains more Potassium +53.1%
Contains more Magnesium +54%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 278
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 29% 18% 24% 45% 394% 208% 120% 140%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 59% 5% 36% 70% 32% 26% 120% 11%
Contains more Calcium +293.3%
Contains more Copper +1157.4%
Contains more Zinc +710.6%
Contains more Iron +106.6%
Contains more Potassium +53.1%
Contains more Magnesium +54%
Contains less Sodium -92.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 278

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 +1800%
Contains more Folate +2450%
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%
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 2% 11% 0% 0% 40% 96% 129% 60% 107% 2375% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin C +1800%
Contains more Folate +2450%
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%

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

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

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 Atlantic mackerel
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

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Crab meat Atlantic mackerel
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 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.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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