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Crab meat vs Crab stick - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Crab meat and Crab stick

  • Crab meat is higher in Vitamin B12, Copper, Zinc, Selenium, and Potassium, yet Crab stick is higher in Folate, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B5.
  • Crab meat covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 455% more than Crab stick.
  • Crab meat contains 37 times more Copper than Crab stick. While Crab meat contains 1.182mg of Copper, Crab stick contains only 0.032mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Crab stick is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, cooked, moist heat and Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, imitation, made from surimi.

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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 Iron +94.9%
Contains more Calcium +353.8%
Contains more Potassium +191.1%
Contains more Magnesium +46.5%
Contains more Copper +3593.8%
Contains more Zinc +2209.1%
Contains less Sodium -50.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 282
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 29% 18% 24% 45% 394% 208% 120% 140%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 4% 8% 31% 11% 10% 121% 69%
Contains more Iron +94.9%
Contains more Calcium +353.8%
Contains more Potassium +191.1%
Contains more Magnesium +46.5%
Contains more Copper +3593.8%
Contains more Zinc +2209.1%
Contains less Sodium -50.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 282

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 Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +76.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +116.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1917.5%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45.5%
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 0% 0% 4% 0% 8% 19% 12% 0% 30% 72% 1% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +76.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +116.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1917.5%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45.5%

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
12
Crab stick
Mineral Summary Score
122
Crab meat
33
Crab stick

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
46%
Crab stick
Carbohydrates
0%
Crab meat
15%
Crab stick
Fats
7%
Crab meat
2%
Crab stick

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

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Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Crab stick
Crab stick contains less Sodium (difference - 543mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.25g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.083g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Crab meat
Crab meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Crab meat
Crab meat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($12)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab meat Crab stick Opinion
Calories 97 95 Crab meat
Protein 19.35 7.62 Crab meat
Fats 1.54 0.46 Crab meat
Vitamin C 7.6 0 Crab meat
Carbs 0 15 Crab stick
Cholesterol 53 20 Crab stick
Vitamin D 0 Crab stick
Iron 0.76 0.39 Crab meat
Calcium 59 13 Crab meat
Potassium 262 90 Crab meat
Magnesium 63 43 Crab meat
Sugar 6.25 Crab meat
Fiber 0 0.5 Crab stick
Copper 1.182 0.032 Crab meat
Zinc 7.62 0.33 Crab meat
Starch 3.5 Crab stick
Phosphorus 280 282 Crab stick
Sodium 1072 529 Crab stick
Vitamin A 29 0 Crab meat
Vitamin E 0.17 Crab stick
Vitamin D 0 Crab stick
Vitamin B1 0.053 0.03 Crab meat
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.08 Crab stick
Vitamin B3 1.34 0.62 Crab meat
Vitamin B5 0.4 0 Crab meat
Vitamin B6 0.18 0.13 Crab meat
Vitamin B12 11.5 0.57 Crab meat
Vitamin K 0.4 Crab stick
Folate 51 0 Crab meat
Trans Fat 0.008 Crab meat
Saturated Fat 0.133 0.216 Crab meat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.185 0.275 Crab stick
Polyunsaturated fat 0.536 0.143 Crab meat
Tryptophan 0.269 0.075 Crab meat
Threonine 0.783 0.285 Crab meat
Isoleucine 0.938 0.23 Crab meat
Leucine 1.536 0.607 Crab meat
Lysine 1.684 0.707 Crab meat
Methionine 0.545 0.261 Crab meat
Phenylalanine 0.817 0.26 Crab meat
Valine 0.91 0.286 Crab meat
Histidine 0.393 0.156 Crab meat
Fructose 0.62 Crab stick

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. Crab stick - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174203/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.