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Crab stick vs Mussel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Crab stick and Mussel

  • Crab stick has less Vitamin B12, Manganese, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, Zinc, Folate, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin C than Mussel.
  • Mussel covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 976% more than Crab stick.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, imitation, made from surimi and Mollusks, mussel, blue, 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 more Magnesium +16.2%
Contains more Calcium +153.8%
Contains more Iron +1623.1%
Contains more Potassium +197.8%
Contains less Sodium -30.2%
Contains more Zinc +709.1%
Contains more Copper +365.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 285
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 15% 31% 121% 8% 69% 10% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 252% 27% 123% 24% 49% 73% 50%
Contains more Magnesium +16.2%
Contains more Calcium +153.8%
Contains more Iron +1623.1%
Contains more Potassium +197.8%
Contains less Sodium -30.2%
Contains more Zinc +709.1%
Contains more Copper +365.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 285

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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Mussel
Contains more Vitamin B6 +30%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +425%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +383.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +4110.5%
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 19% 0% 0% 46% 75% 97% 57% 57% 24% 57% 3000% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +30%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +425%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +383.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +4110.5%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab stick Mussel Opinion
Net carbs 14.5g 7.39g Crab stick
Protein 7.62g 23.8g Mussel
Fats 0.46g 4.48g Mussel
Carbs 15g 7.39g Crab stick
Calories 95kcal 172kcal Mussel
Starch 3.5g g Crab stick
Fructose 0.62g g Crab stick
Sugar 6.25g g Mussel
Fiber 0.5g 0g Crab stick
Calcium 13mg 33mg Mussel
Iron 0.39mg 6.72mg Mussel
Magnesium 43mg 37mg Crab stick
Phosphorus 282mg 285mg Mussel
Potassium 90mg 268mg Mussel
Sodium 529mg 369mg Mussel
Zinc 0.33mg 2.67mg Mussel
Copper 0.032mg 0.149mg Mussel
Vitamin A 0IU 304IU Mussel
Vitamin E 0.17mg mg Crab stick
Vitamin D 0IU IU Crab stick
Vitamin D 0µg µg Crab stick
Vitamin C 0mg 13.6mg Mussel
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.3mg Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.08mg 0.42mg Mussel
Vitamin B3 0.62mg 3mg Mussel
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.95mg Mussel
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.1mg Crab stick
Folate 0µg 76µg Mussel
Vitamin B12 0.57µg 24µg Mussel
Vitamin K 0.4µg µg Crab stick
Tryptophan 0.075mg 0.267mg Mussel
Threonine 0.285mg 1.025mg Mussel
Isoleucine 0.23mg 1.036mg Mussel
Leucine 0.607mg 1.676mg Mussel
Lysine 0.707mg 1.779mg Mussel
Methionine 0.261mg 0.537mg Mussel
Phenylalanine 0.26mg 0.853mg Mussel
Valine 0.286mg 1.04mg Mussel
Histidine 0.156mg 0.457mg Mussel
Cholesterol 20mg 56mg Crab stick
Trans Fat 0.008g g Mussel
Saturated Fat 0.216g 0.85g Crab stick
Monounsaturated Fat 0.275g 1.014g Mussel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.143g 1.212g Mussel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Crab stick Mussel
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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
286
Mussel
Mineral Summary Score
33
Crab stick
76
Mussel

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
143%
Mussel
Carbohydrates
15%
Crab stick
7%
Mussel
Fats
2%
Crab stick
21%
Mussel

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mussel
Mussel contains less Sodium (difference - 160mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Mussel
Mussel is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mussel
Mussel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mussel
Mussel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 36mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.634g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (50)

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. Mussel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174217/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.