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Crab stick vs Mackerel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Crab stick and Mackerel different?

  • Mackerel is higher than Crab stick in Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Choline, and Vitamin E .
  • Mackerel covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 476% more than Crab stick.
  • Crab stick is lower in Cholesterol.

Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, imitation, made from surimi and Fish, mackerel, salted 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Phosphorus +11%
Contains less Sodium -88.1%
Contains more Calcium +407.7%
Contains more Iron +259%
Contains more Magnesium +39.5%
Contains more Potassium +477.8%
Contains more Zinc +233.3%
Contains more Copper +212.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 254
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 15% 31% 121% 8% 69% 10% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 53% 43% 109% 46% 581% 30% 34%
Contains more Phosphorus +11%
Contains less Sodium -88.1%
Contains more Calcium +407.7%
Contains more Iron +259%
Contains more Magnesium +39.5%
Contains more Potassium +477.8%
Contains more Zinc +233.3%
Contains more Copper +212.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 254

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 B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1300%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +432.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +215.4%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2005.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1850%
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 10% 48% 756% 0% 5% 44% 62% 0% 95% 12% 1500% 20%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1300%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +432.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +215.4%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2005.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1850%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +73.6%
Contains more Protein +142.8%
Contains more Fats +5356.5%
Contains more Other +492.9%
8% 15% 75% 2%
Protein: 7.62 g
Fats: 0.46 g
Carbs: 15 g
Water: 74.66 g
Other: 2.26 g
19% 25% 43% 13%
Protein: 18.5 g
Fats: 25.1 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 43 g
Other: 13.4 g
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +73.6%
Contains more Protein +142.8%
Contains more Fats +5356.5%
Contains more Other +492.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -97%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2925.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +4242.7%
34% 43% 23%
Saturated Fat: 0.216 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.275 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.143 g
33% 38% 29%
Saturated Fat: 7.148 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 8.32 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 6.21 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -97%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2925.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +4242.7%

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 Mackerel
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab stick Mackerel Opinion
Net carbs 14.5g 0g Crab stick
Protein 7.62g 18.5g Mackerel
Fats 0.46g 25.1g Mackerel
Carbs 15g 0g Crab stick
Calories 95kcal 305kcal Mackerel
Starch 3.5g Crab stick
Fructose 0.62g Crab stick
Sugar 6.25g 0g Mackerel
Fiber 0.5g 0g Crab stick
Calcium 13mg 66mg Mackerel
Iron 0.39mg 1.4mg Mackerel
Magnesium 43mg 60mg Mackerel
Phosphorus 282mg 254mg Crab stick
Potassium 90mg 520mg Mackerel
Sodium 529mg 4450mg Crab stick
Zinc 0.33mg 1.1mg Mackerel
Copper 0.032mg 0.1mg Mackerel
Vitamin A 0IU 157IU Mackerel
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 47µg Mackerel
Vitamin E 0.17mg 2.38mg Mackerel
Vitamin D 0IU 1006IU Mackerel
Vitamin D 0µg 25.2µg Mackerel
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.02mg Crab stick
Vitamin B2 0.08mg 0.19mg Mackerel
Vitamin B3 0.62mg 3.3mg Mackerel
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.41mg Mackerel
Folate 0µg 15µg Mackerel
Vitamin B12 0.57µg 12µg Mackerel
Vitamin K 0.4µg 7.8µg Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.075mg Crab stick
Threonine 0.285mg Crab stick
Isoleucine 0.23mg Crab stick
Leucine 0.607mg Crab stick
Lysine 0.707mg Crab stick
Methionine 0.261mg Crab stick
Phenylalanine 0.26mg Crab stick
Valine 0.286mg Crab stick
Histidine 0.156mg Crab stick
Cholesterol 20mg 95mg Crab stick
Trans Fat 0.008g Mackerel
Saturated Fat 0.216g 7.148g Crab stick
Omega-3 - DHA 0.028g 2.965g Mackerel
Omega-3 - EPA 0g 1.619g Mackerel
Omega-3 - DPA 0.001g 0.391g Mackerel
Monounsaturated Fat 0.275g 8.32g Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.143g 6.21g Mackerel
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 Mackerel
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores show how much of your all daily needs across all vitamins or minerals this food would cover if you took three 100 grams servings of it (approximation of 3 serving sizes)
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
12%
Crab stick
212%
Mackerel
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
33%
Crab stick
114%
Mackerel

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mackerel
Mackerel is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.25g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mackerel
Mackerel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Mackerel
Mackerel is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mackerel
Mackerel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mackerel
Mackerel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Crab stick
Crab stick contains less Sodium (difference - 3921mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 75mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.932g)

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. Mackerel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168149/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.