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Crab meat vs. Catfish — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Crab meat and Catfish

  • Crab meat has more Vitamin B12, Copper, Zinc, Selenium, Folate, Magnesium, and Vitamin C, however, Catfish has more Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B3.
  • Crab meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 363% more.
  • Catfish is lower in Sodium.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, cooked, moist heat and Fish, catfish, channel, farmed, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +555.6%
Contains more Iron +171.4%
Contains more Magnesium +173.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.4%
Contains more Zinc +1213.8%
Contains more Copper +2930.8%
Contains more Manganese +122.2%
Contains more Selenium +304%
Contains more Potassium +39.7%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 18% 29% 45% 120% 24% 140% 208% 394% 6% 219%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 3% 11% 17% 106% 33% 16% 16% 14% 3% 54%
Contains more Calcium +555.6%
Contains more Iron +171.4%
Contains more Magnesium +173.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +13.4%
Contains more Zinc +1213.8%
Contains more Copper +2930.8%
Contains more Manganese +122.2%
Contains more Selenium +304%
Contains more Potassium +39.7%
Contains less Sodium -88.9%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Contains more Vitamin A +1350%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +120.8%
Contains more Folate +325%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +313.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +90.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +102.8%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.177
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 26% 14% 13% 26% 24% 42% 39% 1438% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 20% 9% 0% 6% 24% 48% 49% 41% 9% 348% 43% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +1350%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +120.8%
Contains more Folate +325%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +313.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +90.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +102.8%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.177

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +366.9%
Equal in Protein - 18.44
Equal in Water - 74.65
19% 78%
Protein: 19.35 g
Fats: 1.54 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 77.55 g
Other: 1.56 g
18% 7% 75%
Protein: 18.44 g
Fats: 7.19 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 74.65 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Fats +366.9%
Equal in Protein - 18.44
Equal in Water - 74.65

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -91.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1583.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +152.6%
16% 22% 63%
Saturated Fat: 0.133 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.185 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.536 g
26% 51% 22%
Saturated Fat: 1.586 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.115 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.354 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -91.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1583.8%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +152.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Crab meat Catfish
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab meat Catfish Opinion
Protein 19.35g 18.44g Crab meat
Fats 1.54g 7.19g Catfish
Calories 97kcal 144kcal Catfish
Calcium 59mg 9mg Crab meat
Iron 0.76mg 0.28mg Crab meat
Magnesium 63mg 23mg Crab meat
Phosphorus 280mg 247mg Crab meat
Potassium 262mg 366mg Catfish
Sodium 1072mg 119mg Catfish
Zinc 7.62mg 0.58mg Crab meat
Copper 1.182mg 0.039mg Crab meat
Manganese 0.04mg 0.018mg Crab meat
Selenium 40µg 9.9µg Crab meat
Vitamin A 29IU 2IU Crab meat
Vitamin A RAE 9µg 1µg Crab meat
Vitamin E 0.97mg Catfish
Vitamin D 10IU Catfish
Vitamin D 0.3µg Catfish
Vitamin C 7.6mg 0mg Crab meat
Vitamin B1 0.053mg 0.024mg Crab meat
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.1mg Catfish
Vitamin B3 1.34mg 2.548mg Catfish
Vitamin B5 0.4mg 0.811mg Catfish
Vitamin B6 0.18mg 0.177mg Crab meat
Folate 51µg 12µg Crab meat
Vitamin B12 11.5µg 2.78µg Crab meat
Choline 78.7mg Catfish
Vitamin K 2.5µg Catfish
Tryptophan 0.269mg 0.22mg Crab meat
Threonine 0.783mg 0.833mg Catfish
Isoleucine 0.938mg 0.82mg Crab meat
Leucine 1.536mg 1.396mg Crab meat
Lysine 1.684mg 1.677mg Crab meat
Methionine 0.545mg 0.539mg Crab meat
Phenylalanine 0.817mg 0.735mg Crab meat
Valine 0.91mg 0.894mg Crab meat
Histidine 0.393mg 0.404mg Catfish
Cholesterol 53mg 66mg Crab meat
Trans Fat 0.063g Crab meat
Saturated Fat 0.133g 1.586g Crab meat
Omega-3 - DHA 0.118g 0.069g Crab meat
Omega-3 - EPA 0.295g 0.02g Crab meat
Omega-3 - DPA 0.031g 0.018g Crab meat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.185g 3.115g Catfish
Polyunsaturated fat 0.536g 1.354g Catfish
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.049g Catfish

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Crab meat Catfish
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
125%
Crab meat
46%
Catfish
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
120%
Crab meat
27%
Catfish

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 - 13mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.453g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Crab meat
Crab meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Catfish
Catfish contains less Sodium (difference - 953mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Catfish
Catfish is cheaper (difference - $12)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Crab meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174202/nutrients
  2. Catfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175166/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.