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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
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Contains more Copper +1082%
Contains more Zinc +592.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.2%
Contains less Sodium -75.9%
Contains more Iron +84.2%
Contains more Calcium +11.9%
Contains more Potassium +98.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 60
Equal in Phosphorus - 254
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 29% 18% 24% 45% 394% 208% 120% 140%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 20% 46% 43% 34% 30% 109% 581%
Contains more Copper +1082%
Contains more Zinc +592.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +10.2%
Contains less Sodium -75.9%
Contains more Iron +84.2%
Contains more Calcium +11.9%
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 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% 10% 48% 756% 5% 44% 62% 0% 95% 1500% 20% 12%
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 and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
116%
Crab meat
111%
Mackerel
Carbohydrates
0%
Crab meat
0%
Mackerel
Fats
7%
Crab meat
116%
Mackerel

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Crab meat Mackerel
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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 Cholesterol?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 42mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Crab meat
Crab meat contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Crab meat
Crab meat contains less Sodium (difference - 3378mg)
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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Crab meat Mackerel Opinion
Calories 97 305 Mackerel
Protein 19.35 18.5 Crab meat
Fats 1.54 25.1 Mackerel
Vitamin C 7.6 0 Crab meat
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 53 95 Crab meat
Vitamin D 1006 Mackerel
Iron 0.76 1.4 Mackerel
Calcium 59 66 Mackerel
Potassium 262 520 Mackerel
Magnesium 63 60 Crab meat
Sugars 0 Crab meat
Fiber 0 0
Copper 1.182 0.1 Crab meat
Zinc 7.62 1.1 Crab meat
Starch
Phosphorus 280 254 Crab meat
Sodium 1072 4450 Crab meat
Vitamin A 29 157 Mackerel
Vitamin E 2.38 Mackerel
Vitamin D 25.2 Mackerel
Vitamin B1 0.053 0.02 Crab meat
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.19 Mackerel
Vitamin B3 1.34 3.3 Mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.4 Crab meat
Vitamin B6 0.18 0.41 Mackerel
Vitamin B12 11.5 12 Mackerel
Vitamin K 7.8 Mackerel
Folate 51 15 Crab meat
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.133 7.148 Crab meat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.185 8.32 Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.536 6.21 Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.269 Crab meat
Threonine 0.783 Crab meat
Isoleucine 0.938 Crab meat
Leucine 1.536 Crab meat
Lysine 1.684 Crab meat
Methionine 0.545 Crab meat
Phenylalanine 0.817 Crab meat
Valine 0.91 Crab meat
Histidine 0.393 Crab meat
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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 of 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.