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Crab stick vs. Butterfish — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Crab stick and Butterfish different?

  • Butterfish has more Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Potassium, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B2 than Crab stick.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Butterfish is 53% higher.
  • Crab stick contains 5 times more Sodium than Butterfish. While Crab stick contains 529mg of Sodium, Butterfish contains only 114mg.

Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, imitation, made from surimi and Fish, butterfish, cooked, dry heat are the varieties 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 +34.4%
Contains more Calcium +115.4%
Contains more Iron +64.1%
Contains more Potassium +434.4%
Contains less Sodium -78.4%
Contains more Zinc +200%
Contains more Copper +115.6%
Contains more Manganese +72.7%
Contains more Selenium +109.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 308
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 15% 31% 121% 8% 69% 10% 11% 2% 122%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 24% 23% 132% 43% 15% 27% 24% 3% 256%
Contains more Magnesium +34.4%
Contains more Calcium +115.4%
Contains more Iron +64.1%
Contains more Potassium +434.4%
Contains less Sodium -78.4%
Contains more Zinc +200%
Contains more Copper +115.6%
Contains more Manganese +72.7%
Contains more Selenium +109.9%
Equal in Phosphorus - 308

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +386.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +830.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +166.2%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +221.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 4% 0% 0% 8% 19% 12% 0% 30% 0% 72% 8% 1%
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% 37% 45% 109% 52% 80% 13% 229% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +386.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +140%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +830.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +166.2%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +221.1%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +11.7%
Contains more Other +205.4%
Contains more Protein +190.7%
Contains more Fats +2134.8%
8% 15% 75% 2%
Protein: 7.62 g
Fats: 0.46 g
Carbs: 15 g
Water: 74.66 g
Other: 2.26 g
22% 10% 67%
Protein: 22.15 g
Fats: 10.28 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.83 g
Other: 0.74 g
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +11.7%
Contains more Other +205.4%
Contains more Protein +190.7%
Contains more Fats +2134.8%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab stick Butterfish Opinion
Net carbs 14.5g 0g Crab stick
Protein 7.62g 22.15g Butterfish
Fats 0.46g 10.28g Butterfish
Carbs 15g 0g Crab stick
Calories 95kcal 187kcal Butterfish
Starch 3.5g Crab stick
Fructose 0.62g Crab stick
Sugar 6.25g Butterfish
Fiber 0.5g 0g Crab stick
Calcium 13mg 28mg Butterfish
Iron 0.39mg 0.64mg Butterfish
Magnesium 43mg 32mg Crab stick
Phosphorus 282mg 308mg Butterfish
Potassium 90mg 481mg Butterfish
Sodium 529mg 114mg Butterfish
Zinc 0.33mg 0.99mg Butterfish
Copper 0.032mg 0.069mg Butterfish
Manganese 0.011mg 0.019mg Butterfish
Selenium 22.3µg 46.8µg Butterfish
Vitamin A 0IU 109IU Butterfish
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 33µg Butterfish
Vitamin E 0.17mg Crab stick
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.146mg Butterfish
Vitamin B2 0.08mg 0.192mg Butterfish
Vitamin B3 0.62mg 5.769mg Butterfish
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.865mg Butterfish
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.346mg Butterfish
Folate 0µg 17µg Butterfish
Vitamin B12 0.57µg 1.83µg Butterfish
Choline 13mg Crab stick
Vitamin K 0.4µg Crab stick
Tryptophan 0.075mg 0.248mg Butterfish
Threonine 0.285mg 0.971mg Butterfish
Isoleucine 0.23mg 1.021mg Butterfish
Leucine 0.607mg 1.801mg Butterfish
Lysine 0.707mg 2.035mg Butterfish
Methionine 0.261mg 0.656mg Butterfish
Phenylalanine 0.26mg 0.865mg Butterfish
Valine 0.286mg 1.141mg Butterfish
Histidine 0.156mg 0.652mg Butterfish
Cholesterol 20mg 83mg Crab stick
Trans Fat 0.008g Butterfish
Saturated Fat 0.216g Butterfish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.028g Crab stick
Omega-3 - DPA 0.001g Crab stick
Monounsaturated Fat 0.275g Crab stick
Polyunsaturated fat 0.143g Crab stick
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.089g Crab stick
Omega-3 - ALA 0.008g Crab stick

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Crab stick Butterfish
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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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
12%
Crab stick
44%
Butterfish
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
39%
Crab stick
55%
Butterfish

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 63mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Butterfish
Butterfish is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Butterfish
Butterfish contains less Sodium (difference - 415mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Butterfish
Butterfish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.216g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Butterfish
Butterfish is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Butterfish
Butterfish is cheaper (difference - $12)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Butterfish
Butterfish is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Butterfish
Butterfish is relatively richer in vitamins

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 stick - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174203/nutrients
  2. Butterfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174231/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.