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Crab meat vs Mackerel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Crab meat and Mackerel?

  • Crab meat is higher in Copper, and Zinc, yet Mackerel is higher in Selenium, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B2.
  • Mackerel's daily need coverage for Sodium is 147% more.
  • Crab meat has 12 times more Copper than Mackerel. While Crab meat has 1.182mg of Copper, Mackerel has only 0.1mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Crab meat is lower.

We used Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, cooked, moist heat and Fish, mackerel, salted types in this article.

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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 Phosphorus +10.2%
Contains less Sodium -75.9%
Contains more Zinc +592.7%
Contains more Copper +1082%
Contains more Calcium +11.9%
Contains more Iron +84.2%
Contains more Potassium +98.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 60
Equal in Phosphorus - 254
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 29% 45% 120% 24% 140% 208% 394%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 53% 43% 109% 46% 581% 30% 34%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.2%
Contains less Sodium -75.9%
Contains more Zinc +592.7%
Contains more Copper +1082%
Contains more Calcium +11.9%
Contains more Iron +84.2%
Contains more Potassium +98.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 60
Equal in Phosphorus - 254

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 B1 +165%
Contains more Folate +240%
Contains more Vitamin A +441.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +245.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +146.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +127.8%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 12
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 10% 48% 756% 0% 5% 44% 62% 0% 95% 12% 1500% 20%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +165%
Contains more Folate +240%
Contains more Vitamin A +441.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +245.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +146.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +127.8%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 12

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab meat Mackerel Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 19.35g 18.5g Crab meat
Fats 1.54g 25.1g Mackerel
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 97kcal 305kcal Mackerel
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0g Crab meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 59mg 66mg Mackerel
Iron 0.76mg 1.4mg Mackerel
Magnesium 63mg 60mg Crab meat
Phosphorus 280mg 254mg Crab meat
Potassium 262mg 520mg Mackerel
Sodium 1072mg 4450mg Crab meat
Zinc 7.62mg 1.1mg Crab meat
Copper 1.182mg 0.1mg Crab meat
Vitamin A 29IU 157IU Mackerel
Vitamin E mg 2.38mg Mackerel
Vitamin D IU 1006IU Mackerel
Vitamin D µg 25.2µg Mackerel
Vitamin C 7.6mg 0mg Crab meat
Vitamin B1 0.053mg 0.02mg Crab meat
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.19mg Mackerel
Vitamin B3 1.34mg 3.3mg Mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.4mg mg Crab meat
Vitamin B6 0.18mg 0.41mg Mackerel
Folate 51µg 15µg Crab meat
Vitamin B12 11.5µg 12µg Mackerel
Vitamin K µg 7.8µg Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.269mg mg Crab meat
Threonine 0.783mg mg Crab meat
Isoleucine 0.938mg mg Crab meat
Leucine 1.536mg mg Crab meat
Lysine 1.684mg mg Crab meat
Methionine 0.545mg mg Crab meat
Phenylalanine 0.817mg mg Crab meat
Valine 0.91mg mg Crab meat
Histidine 0.393mg mg Crab meat
Cholesterol 53mg 95mg Crab meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.133g 7.148g Crab meat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.185g 8.32g Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.536g 6.21g Mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Crab meat Mackerel
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
212
Mackerel
Mineral Summary Score
122
Crab meat
114
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
111%
Mackerel
Carbohydrates
0%
Crab meat
0%
Mackerel
Fats
7%
Crab meat
116%
Mackerel

Comparison summary

Which food is cheaper?
Mackerel
Mackerel is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mackerel
Mackerel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Crab meat
Crab meat contains less Sodium (difference - 3378mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 42mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 7.015g)
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.

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. Mackerel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168149/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.