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Crab meat vs. Sheepshead — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Crab meat and Sheepshead

  • Crab meat is higher in Vitamin B12, Copper, Zinc, Folate, and Vitamin C, yet Sheepshead is higher in Selenium, Vitamin B6, Phosphorus, and Vitamin B5.
  • Crab meat covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 383% more than Sheepshead.
  • The amount of Sodium in Sheepshead is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, cooked, moist heat and Fish, sheepshead, cooked, dry heat.

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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 Calcium +59.5%
Contains more Iron +13.4%
Contains more Magnesium +80%
Contains more Zinc +1109.5%
Contains more Copper +868.9%
Contains more Manganese +90.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +25%
Contains more Potassium +95.4%
Contains less Sodium -93.2%
Contains more Selenium +28.3%
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 12% 26% 25% 150% 46% 10% 18% 41% 3% 280%
Contains more Calcium +59.5%
Contains more Iron +13.4%
Contains more Magnesium +80%
Contains more Zinc +1109.5%
Contains more Copper +868.9%
Contains more Manganese +90.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +25%
Contains more Potassium +95.4%
Contains less Sodium -93.2%
Contains more Selenium +28.3%

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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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +430%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +400%
Contains more Vitamin A +296.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +34.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +117.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.05
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 7% 0% 0% 0% 3% 12% 34% 53% 81% 13% 288% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +430%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +400%
Contains more Vitamin A +296.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +34.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +117.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +94.4%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.05

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +12.3%
Contains more Protein +34.5%
Contains more Other +112.2%
Equal in Fats - 1.63
19% 78%
Protein: 19.35 g
Fats: 1.54 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 77.55 g
Other: 1.56 g
26% 69% 3%
Protein: 26.02 g
Fats: 1.63 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 69.04 g
Other: 3.31 g
Contains more Water +12.3%
Contains more Protein +34.5%
Contains more Other +112.2%
Equal in Fats - 1.63

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -63.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +40.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +89.2%
16% 22% 63%
Saturated Fat: 0.133 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.185 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.536 g
33% 32% 35%
Saturated Fat: 0.36 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.35 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.382 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -63.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +40.3%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +89.2%

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 Sheepshead
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab meat Sheepshead Opinion
Protein 19.35g 26.02g Sheepshead
Fats 1.54g 1.63g Sheepshead
Calories 97kcal 126kcal Sheepshead
Calcium 59mg 37mg Crab meat
Iron 0.76mg 0.67mg Crab meat
Magnesium 63mg 35mg Crab meat
Phosphorus 280mg 350mg Sheepshead
Potassium 262mg 512mg Sheepshead
Sodium 1072mg 73mg Sheepshead
Zinc 7.62mg 0.63mg Crab meat
Copper 1.182mg 0.122mg Crab meat
Manganese 0.04mg 0.021mg Crab meat
Selenium 40µg 51.3µg Sheepshead
Vitamin A 29IU 115IU Sheepshead
Vitamin A RAE 9µg 35µg Sheepshead
Vitamin C 7.6mg 0mg Crab meat
Vitamin B1 0.053mg 0.01mg Crab meat
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.05mg Crab meat
Vitamin B3 1.34mg 1.8mg Sheepshead
Vitamin B5 0.4mg 0.87mg Sheepshead
Vitamin B6 0.18mg 0.35mg Sheepshead
Folate 51µg 17µg Crab meat
Vitamin B12 11.5µg 2.3µg Crab meat
Tryptophan 0.269mg 0.291mg Sheepshead
Threonine 0.783mg 1.141mg Sheepshead
Isoleucine 0.938mg 1.199mg Sheepshead
Leucine 1.536mg 2.115mg Sheepshead
Lysine 1.684mg 2.39mg Sheepshead
Methionine 0.545mg 0.77mg Sheepshead
Phenylalanine 0.817mg 1.016mg Sheepshead
Valine 0.91mg 1.34mg Sheepshead
Histidine 0.393mg 0.766mg Sheepshead
Cholesterol 53mg 64mg Crab meat
Saturated Fat 0.133g 0.36g Crab meat
Omega-3 - DHA 0.118g 0.107g Crab meat
Omega-3 - EPA 0.295g 0.083g Crab meat
Omega-3 - DPA 0.031g 0.04g Sheepshead
Monounsaturated Fat 0.185g 0.35g Sheepshead
Polyunsaturated fat 0.536g 0.382g Crab meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Crab meat Sheepshead
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
38%
Sheepshead
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
120%
Crab meat
61%
Sheepshead

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Sheepshead
Sheepshead contains less Sodium (difference - 999mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Sheepshead
Sheepshead is cheaper (difference - $12)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 11mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.227g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Crab meat
Crab meat is relatively richer in minerals
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 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. Sheepshead - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175145/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.