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Crab meat vs. Perch — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Crab meat and Perch different?

  • Crab meat is richer in Vitamin B12, Copper, Zinc, Selenium, Folate, and Vitamin C, while Perch is higher in Manganese, and Vitamin B5.
  • Crab meat covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 388% more than Perch.
  • Crab meat contains 14 times more Sodium than Perch. Crab meat contains 1072mg of Sodium, while Perch contains 79mg.

Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, cooked, moist heat and Fish, perch, mixed species, cooked, dry heat types were used 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Magnesium +65.8%
Contains more Zinc +432.9%
Contains more Copper +515.6%
Contains more Selenium +148.4%
Contains more Calcium +72.9%
Contains more Iron +52.6%
Contains more Potassium +31.3%
Contains less Sodium -92.6%
Contains more Manganese +2150%
Equal in Phosphorus - 257
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 18% 29% 45% 120% 24% 140% 208% 394% 6% 219%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 31% 44% 28% 111% 31% 11% 39% 64% 118% 88%
Contains more Magnesium +65.8%
Contains more Zinc +432.9%
Contains more Copper +515.6%
Contains more Selenium +148.4%
Contains more Calcium +72.9%
Contains more Iron +52.6%
Contains more Potassium +31.3%
Contains less Sodium -92.6%
Contains more Manganese +2150%
Equal in Phosphorus - 257

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Perch
Contains more Vitamin C +347.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28.6%
Contains more Folate +750%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +422.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +118.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +117.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 26% 14% 13% 26% 24% 42% 39% 1438% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 6% 20% 28% 36% 53% 33% 5% 275% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +347.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28.6%
Contains more Folate +750%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +422.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +10.3%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +118.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +41.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +117.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +30.5%
Contains more Other +119.7%
Contains more Protein +28.5%
Equal in Water - 73.25
19% 78%
Protein: 19.35 g
Fats: 1.54 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 77.55 g
Other: 1.56 g
25% 73%
Protein: 24.86 g
Fats: 1.18 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.25 g
Other: 0.71 g
Contains more Fats +30.5%
Contains more Other +119.7%
Contains more Protein +28.5%
Equal in Water - 73.25

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -43.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +13.6%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.195
16% 22% 63%
Saturated Fat: 0.133 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.185 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.536 g
26% 22% 52%
Saturated Fat: 0.237 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.195 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.472 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -43.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +13.6%
Equal in Monounsaturated Fat - 0.195

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Crab meat Perch
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab meat Perch Opinion
Protein 19.35g 24.86g Perch
Fats 1.54g 1.18g Crab meat
Calories 97kcal 117kcal Perch
Calcium 59mg 102mg Perch
Iron 0.76mg 1.16mg Perch
Magnesium 63mg 38mg Crab meat
Phosphorus 280mg 257mg Crab meat
Potassium 262mg 344mg Perch
Sodium 1072mg 79mg Perch
Zinc 7.62mg 1.43mg Crab meat
Copper 1.182mg 0.192mg Crab meat
Manganese 0.04mg 0.9mg Perch
Selenium 40µg 16.1µg Crab meat
Vitamin A 29IU 32IU Perch
Vitamin A RAE 9µg 10µg Perch
Vitamin C 7.6mg 1.7mg Crab meat
Vitamin B1 0.053mg 0.08mg Perch
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.12mg Perch
Vitamin B3 1.34mg 1.9mg Perch
Vitamin B5 0.4mg 0.87mg Perch
Vitamin B6 0.18mg 0.14mg Crab meat
Folate 51µg 6µg Crab meat
Vitamin B12 11.5µg 2.2µg Crab meat
Tryptophan 0.269mg 0.278mg Perch
Threonine 0.783mg 1.09mg Perch
Isoleucine 0.938mg 1.145mg Perch
Leucine 1.536mg 2.02mg Perch
Lysine 1.684mg 2.283mg Perch
Methionine 0.545mg 0.736mg Perch
Phenylalanine 0.817mg 0.97mg Perch
Valine 0.91mg 1.281mg Perch
Histidine 0.393mg 0.732mg Perch
Cholesterol 53mg 115mg Crab meat
Saturated Fat 0.133g 0.237g Crab meat
Omega-3 - DHA 0.118g 0.223g Perch
Omega-3 - EPA 0.295g 0.101g Crab meat
Omega-3 - DPA 0.031g 0.036g Perch
Monounsaturated Fat 0.185g 0.195g Perch
Polyunsaturated fat 0.536g 0.472g Crab meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Crab meat Perch
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
125%
Crab meat
35%
Perch
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
120%
Crab meat
56%
Perch

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Perch
Perch contains less Sodium (difference - 993mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Perch
Perch is cheaper (difference - $12)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 62mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.104g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Crab meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174202/nutrients
  2. Perch - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173679/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.