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Crab stick vs. Shad — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Crab stick and Shad

  • Crab stick has more Vitamin B12, however, Shad is higher in Vitamin B3, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B1, and Potassium.
  • Shad covers your daily need of Vitamin B3 63% more than Crab stick.
  • Crab stick has 8 times more Sodium than Shad. While Crab stick has 529mg of Sodium, Shad has only 65mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, imitation, made from surimi and Fish, shad, american, cooked, dry 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Magnesium +13.2%
Contains more Calcium +361.5%
Contains more Iron +217.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.8%
Contains more Potassium +446.7%
Contains less Sodium -87.7%
Contains more Zinc +42.4%
Contains more Copper +156.3%
Contains more Manganese +390.9%
Contains more Selenium +109.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 15% 31% 121% 8% 69% 10% 11% 2% 122%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 18% 47% 28% 150% 44% 9% 13% 28% 8% 256%
Contains more Magnesium +13.2%
Contains more Calcium +361.5%
Contains more Iron +217.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +23.8%
Contains more Potassium +446.7%
Contains less Sodium -87.7%
Contains more Zinc +42.4%
Contains more Copper +156.3%
Contains more Manganese +390.9%
Contains more Selenium +109.9%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Shad
Contains more Vitamin B12 +307.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +510%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +285%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1636.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +255.4%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0% 4% 0% 0% 8% 19% 12% 0% 30% 0% 72% 8% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 8% 0% 0% 0% 46% 72% 202% 52% 107% 13% 18% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +307.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +510%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +285%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1636.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +255.4%
Contains more Folate +∞%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +26.1%
Contains more Other +59.2%
Contains more Protein +184.9%
Contains more Fats +3737%
8% 15% 75% 2%
Protein: 7.62 g
Fats: 0.46 g
Carbs: 15 g
Water: 74.66 g
Other: 2.26 g
22% 18% 59%
Protein: 21.71 g
Fats: 17.65 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.22 g
Other: 1.42 g
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +26.1%
Contains more Other +59.2%
Contains more Protein +184.9%
Contains more Fats +3737%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Crab stick Shad
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab stick Shad Opinion
Net carbs 14.5g 0g Crab stick
Protein 7.62g 21.71g Shad
Fats 0.46g 17.65g Shad
Carbs 15g 0g Crab stick
Calories 95kcal 252kcal Shad
Starch 3.5g Crab stick
Fructose 0.62g Crab stick
Sugar 6.25g Shad
Fiber 0.5g 0g Crab stick
Calcium 13mg 60mg Shad
Iron 0.39mg 1.24mg Shad
Magnesium 43mg 38mg Crab stick
Phosphorus 282mg 349mg Shad
Potassium 90mg 492mg Shad
Sodium 529mg 65mg Shad
Zinc 0.33mg 0.47mg Shad
Copper 0.032mg 0.082mg Shad
Manganese 0.011mg 0.054mg Shad
Selenium 22.3µg 46.8µg Shad
Vitamin A 0IU 120IU Shad
Vitamin A RAE 0µg 36µg Shad
Vitamin E 0.17mg Crab stick
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.183mg Shad
Vitamin B2 0.08mg 0.308mg Shad
Vitamin B3 0.62mg 10.769mg Shad
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.865mg Shad
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.462mg Shad
Folate 0µg 17µg Shad
Vitamin B12 0.57µg 0.14µg Crab stick
Choline 13mg Crab stick
Vitamin K 0.4µg Crab stick
Tryptophan 0.075mg 0.243mg Shad
Threonine 0.285mg 0.952mg Shad
Isoleucine 0.23mg 1mg Shad
Leucine 0.607mg 1.764mg Shad
Lysine 0.707mg 1.993mg Shad
Methionine 0.261mg 0.642mg Shad
Phenylalanine 0.26mg 0.847mg Shad
Valine 0.286mg 1.118mg Shad
Histidine 0.156mg 0.639mg Shad
Cholesterol 20mg 96mg Crab stick
Trans Fat 0.008g Shad
Saturated Fat 0.216g Shad
Omega-3 - DHA 0.028g Crab stick
Omega-3 - DPA 0.001g Crab stick
Monounsaturated Fat 0.275g Crab stick
Polyunsaturated fat 0.143g Crab stick
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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is better in case of low diet
Crab stick Shad
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
12%
Crab stick
40%
Shad
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
39%
Crab stick
60%
Shad

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Shad
Shad is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shad
Shad contains less Sodium (difference - 464mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shad
Shad is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.216g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Shad
Shad is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Shad
Shad is cheaper (difference - $12)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Shad
Shad is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 76mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Crab stick - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174203/nutrients
  2. Shad - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174243/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.