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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
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Contains less Sodium -50.7%
Contains more Iron +94.9%
Contains more Calcium +353.8%
Contains more Potassium +191.1%
Contains more Magnesium +46.5%
Contains more Copper +3593.8%
Contains more Zinc +2209.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 280
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 4% 8% 31% 11% 10% 121% 69%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 29% 18% 24% 45% 394% 208% 120% 140%
Contains less Sodium -50.7%
Contains more Iron +94.9%
Contains more Calcium +353.8%
Contains more Potassium +191.1%
Contains more Magnesium +46.5%
Contains more Copper +3593.8%
Contains more Zinc +2209.1%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +76.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +116.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1917.5%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 4% 0% 8% 19% 12% 0% 30% 72% 1% 0%
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%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +45.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +76.7%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +116.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +38.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1917.5%
Contains more Folate +∞%

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 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 Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium 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

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

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Crab stick
Crab stick contains less Sodium (difference - 543mg)
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)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

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.