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Crab stick vs Crab meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Crab stick and Crab meat

  • Crab meat is higher than Crab stick in Vitamin B12, Copper, Zinc, Selenium, Folate, Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, and Potassium.
  • Crab meat covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 455% more than Crab stick.
  • The amount of Sodium in Crab stick is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, imitation, made from surimi and Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, cooked, moist 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains less Sodium -50.7%
Contains more Calcium +353.8%
Contains more Iron +94.9%
Contains more Magnesium +46.5%
Contains more Potassium +191.1%
Contains more Zinc +2209.1%
Contains more Copper +3593.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 280
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 15% 31% 121% 8% 69% 10% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 29% 45% 120% 24% 140% 208% 394%
Contains less Sodium -50.7%
Contains more Calcium +353.8%
Contains more Iron +94.9%
Contains more Magnesium +46.5%
Contains more Potassium +191.1%
Contains more Zinc +2209.1%
Contains more Copper +3593.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 280

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 B2 +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +76.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +116.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +38.5%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1917.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 4% 0% 0% 8% 19% 12% 0% 30% 0% 72% 1%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +76.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +116.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +38.5%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1917.5%

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 stick Crab meat
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab stick Crab meat Opinion
Net carbs 14.5g 0g Crab stick
Protein 7.62g 19.35g Crab meat
Fats 0.46g 1.54g Crab meat
Carbs 15g 0g Crab stick
Calories 95kcal 97kcal Crab meat
Starch 3.5g g Crab stick
Fructose 0.62g g Crab stick
Sugar 6.25g g Crab meat
Fiber 0.5g 0g Crab stick
Calcium 13mg 59mg Crab meat
Iron 0.39mg 0.76mg Crab meat
Magnesium 43mg 63mg Crab meat
Phosphorus 282mg 280mg Crab stick
Potassium 90mg 262mg Crab meat
Sodium 529mg 1072mg Crab stick
Zinc 0.33mg 7.62mg Crab meat
Copper 0.032mg 1.182mg Crab meat
Vitamin A 0IU 29IU Crab meat
Vitamin E 0.17mg mg Crab stick
Vitamin D 0IU IU Crab stick
Vitamin D 0µg µg Crab stick
Vitamin C 0mg 7.6mg Crab meat
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.053mg Crab meat
Vitamin B2 0.08mg 0.055mg Crab stick
Vitamin B3 0.62mg 1.34mg Crab meat
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.4mg Crab meat
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.18mg Crab meat
Folate 0µg 51µg Crab meat
Vitamin B12 0.57µg 11.5µg Crab meat
Vitamin K 0.4µg µg Crab stick
Tryptophan 0.075mg 0.269mg Crab meat
Threonine 0.285mg 0.783mg Crab meat
Isoleucine 0.23mg 0.938mg Crab meat
Leucine 0.607mg 1.536mg Crab meat
Lysine 0.707mg 1.684mg Crab meat
Methionine 0.261mg 0.545mg Crab meat
Phenylalanine 0.26mg 0.817mg Crab meat
Valine 0.286mg 0.91mg Crab meat
Histidine 0.156mg 0.393mg Crab meat
Cholesterol 20mg 53mg Crab stick
Trans Fat 0.008g g Crab meat
Saturated Fat 0.216g 0.133g Crab meat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.275g 0.185g Crab stick
Polyunsaturated fat 0.143g 0.536g Crab meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Crab stick Crab meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
12
Crab stick
135
Crab meat
Mineral Summary Score
33
Crab stick
122
Crab meat

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
46%
Crab stick
116%
Crab meat
Carbohydrates
15%
Crab stick
0%
Crab meat
Fats
2%
Crab stick
7%
Crab meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Crab stick
Crab stick contains less Sodium (difference - 543mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.25g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.083g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Crab meat
Crab meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Crab meat
Crab meat is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($12)

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 stick - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174203/nutrients
  2. Crab meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174202/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.