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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
Contains more Calcium +353.8%
Contains more Iron +94.9%
Contains more Magnesium +46.5%
Contains more Potassium +191.1%
Contains more Zinc +2209.1%
Contains more Copper +3593.8%
Contains less Sodium -50.7%
Equal in Phosphorus - 282
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 29% 45% 120% 24% 140% 208% 394%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 15% 31% 121% 8% 69% 10% 11%
Contains more Calcium +353.8%
Contains more Iron +94.9%
Contains more Magnesium +46.5%
Contains more Potassium +191.1%
Contains more Zinc +2209.1%
Contains more Copper +3593.8%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +76.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +116.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +38.5%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1917.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45.5%
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 0% 4% 0% 0% 8% 19% 12% 0% 30% 0% 72% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +76.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +116.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +38.5%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1917.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45.5%

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 Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab meat Crab stick Opinion
Net carbs 0g 14.5g Crab stick
Protein 19.35g 7.62g Crab meat
Fats 1.54g 0.46g Crab meat
Carbs 0g 15g Crab stick
Calories 97kcal 95kcal Crab meat
Starch g 3.5g Crab stick
Fructose g 0.62g Crab stick
Sugar g 6.25g Crab meat
Fiber 0g 0.5g Crab stick
Calcium 59mg 13mg Crab meat
Iron 0.76mg 0.39mg Crab meat
Magnesium 63mg 43mg Crab meat
Phosphorus 280mg 282mg Crab stick
Potassium 262mg 90mg Crab meat
Sodium 1072mg 529mg Crab stick
Zinc 7.62mg 0.33mg Crab meat
Copper 1.182mg 0.032mg Crab meat
Vitamin A 29IU 0IU Crab meat
Vitamin E mg 0.17mg Crab stick
Vitamin D IU 0IU Crab stick
Vitamin D µg 0µg Crab stick
Vitamin C 7.6mg 0mg Crab meat
Vitamin B1 0.053mg 0.03mg Crab meat
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.08mg Crab stick
Vitamin B3 1.34mg 0.62mg Crab meat
Vitamin B5 0.4mg 0mg Crab meat
Vitamin B6 0.18mg 0.13mg Crab meat
Folate 51µg 0µg Crab meat
Vitamin B12 11.5µg 0.57µg Crab meat
Vitamin K µg 0.4µg Crab stick
Tryptophan 0.269mg 0.075mg Crab meat
Threonine 0.783mg 0.285mg Crab meat
Isoleucine 0.938mg 0.23mg Crab meat
Leucine 1.536mg 0.607mg Crab meat
Lysine 1.684mg 0.707mg Crab meat
Methionine 0.545mg 0.261mg Crab meat
Phenylalanine 0.817mg 0.26mg Crab meat
Valine 0.91mg 0.286mg Crab meat
Histidine 0.393mg 0.156mg Crab meat
Cholesterol 53mg 20mg Crab stick
Trans Fat g 0.008g Crab meat
Saturated Fat 0.133g 0.216g Crab meat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.185g 0.275g Crab stick
Polyunsaturated fat 0.536g 0.143g Crab meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Crab meat Crab stick
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
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

Which food contains less Sodium?
Crab stick
Crab stick contains less Sodium (difference - 543mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
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)

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.