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Crab meat vs Cod - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Crab meat and Cod

  • Crab meat has more Vitamin B12, Copper, Zinc, Selenium, Phosphorus, Folate, Magnesium, and Vitamin C, however Cod has more Vitamin B5.
  • Cod's daily need coverage for Vitamin B5 is 3052% more.
  • Crab meat has 42 times more Copper than Cod. Crab meat has 1.182mg of Copper, while Cod has 0.028mg.
  • Cod is lower in Sodium.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, cooked, moist heat and Fish, cod, Atlantic, raw.

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

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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Cod
Contains more Vitamin C +660%
Contains more Folate +628.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1163.7%
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%
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 3% 13% 27% 4% 19% 15% 39% 9180% 57% 6% 114% 1%
Contains more Vitamin C +660%
Contains more Folate +628.6%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1163.7%
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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Crab meat Cod
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
790
Cod
Mineral Summary Score
122
Crab meat
24
Cod

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
107%
Cod
Carbohydrates
0%
Crab meat
0%
Cod
Fats
7%
Crab meat
3%
Cod

Comparison summary

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

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. Cod - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171955/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.