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Crab stick vs Oyster - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Crab stick and Oyster?

  • Crab stick is richer in Phosphorus, while Oyster is higher in Zinc, Vitamin B12, Copper, Iron, Selenium, Manganese and Vitamin A.
  • Oyster's daily need coverage for Zinc is 789% higher.
  • Oyster has 2 times less Phosphorus than Crab stick. Crab stick has 282mg of Phosphorus, while Oyster has 159mg.
  • Crab stick is lower in Cholesterol.

We used Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, imitation, made from surimi and Mollusks, oyster, eastern, cooked, breaded and fried types in this comparison.

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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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Oyster
Contains more Phosphorus +77.4%
Contains more Iron +1682.1%
Contains more Calcium +376.9%
Contains more Potassium +171.1%
Contains more Magnesium +34.9%
Contains more Copper +13318.8%
Contains more Zinc +26303%
Contains less Sodium -21.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 4% 8% 31% 11% 10% 121% 69%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 261% 19% 22% 42% 1432% 2377% 69% 55%
Contains more Phosphorus +77.4%
Contains more Iron +1682.1%
Contains more Calcium +376.9%
Contains more Potassium +171.1%
Contains more Magnesium +34.9%
Contains more Copper +13318.8%
Contains more Zinc +26303%
Contains less Sodium -21.2%

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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Oyster
Contains more Vitamin B6 +103.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +152.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +166.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2642.1%
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 13% 19% 0% 0% 38% 47% 31% 17% 15% 1954% 0% 24%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +103.1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +152.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +166.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2642.1%
Contains more Folate +∞%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
12
Crab stick
179
Oyster
Mineral Summary Score
33
Crab stick
534
Oyster

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 the food
Protein
46%
Crab stick
53%
Oyster
Carbohydrates
15%
Crab stick
12%
Oyster
Fats
2%
Crab stick
58%
Oyster

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Crab stick Oyster
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Crab stick Oyster
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 contains less Sugars?
Oyster
Oyster contains less Sugars (difference - 6.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Oyster
Oyster contains less Sodium (difference - 112mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Oyster
Oyster is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Oyster
Oyster is cheaper (difference - $9)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Oyster
Oyster is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Oyster
Oyster is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 51mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.981g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Crab stick Oyster Opinion
Calories 95 199 Oyster
Protein 7.62 8.77 Oyster
Fats 0.46 12.58 Oyster
Vitamin C 0 3.8 Oyster
Carbs 15 11.62 Crab stick
Cholesterol 20 71 Crab stick
Vitamin D 0 Crab stick
Iron 0.39 6.95 Oyster
Calcium 13 62 Oyster
Potassium 90 244 Oyster
Magnesium 43 58 Oyster
Sugars 6.25 Oyster
Fiber 0.5 Crab stick
Copper 0.032 4.294 Oyster
Zinc 0.33 87.13 Oyster
Starch 3.5 Crab stick
Phosphorus 282 159 Crab stick
Sodium 529 417 Oyster
Vitamin A 0 302 Oyster
Vitamin E 0.17 Crab stick
Vitamin D 0 Crab stick
Vitamin B1 0.03 0.15 Oyster
Vitamin B2 0.08 0.202 Oyster
Vitamin B3 0.62 1.65 Oyster
Vitamin B5 0 0.27 Oyster
Vitamin B6 0.13 0.064 Crab stick
Vitamin B12 0.57 15.63 Oyster
Vitamin K 0.4 Crab stick
Folate 0 31 Oyster
Trans Fat 0.008 Oyster
Saturated Fat 0.216 3.197 Crab stick
Monounsaturated Fat 0.275 4.702 Oyster
Polyunsaturated fat 0.143 3.313 Oyster
Tryptophan 0.075 0.105 Oyster
Threonine 0.285 0.365 Oyster
Isoleucine 0.23 0.396 Oyster
Leucine 0.607 0.638 Oyster
Lysine 0.707 0.582 Crab stick
Methionine 0.261 0.199 Crab stick
Phenylalanine 0.26 0.352 Oyster
Valine 0.286 0.409 Oyster
Histidine 0.156 0.175 Oyster
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 of 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. Oyster - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171979/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.