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Crab stick vs Shark - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Crab stick and Shark

  • Crab stick has more Phosphorus, however Shark is higher in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Choline, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Shark covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 38% more than Crab stick.
  • Crab stick has 7 times more Sodium than Shark. While Crab stick has 529mg of Sodium, Shark has only 79mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, imitation, made from surimi and Fish, shark, mixed species, raw.

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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 +34.3%
Contains more Calcium +161.5%
Contains more Iron +115.4%
Contains more Magnesium +14%
Contains more Potassium +77.8%
Contains less Sodium -85.1%
Contains more Zinc +30.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.033
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 15% 31% 121% 8% 69% 10% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 11% 32% 35% 90% 15% 11% 12% 11%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.3%
Contains more Calcium +161.5%
Contains more Iron +115.4%
Contains more Magnesium +14%
Contains more Potassium +77.8%
Contains less Sodium -85.1%
Contains more Zinc +30.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.033

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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Shark
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +488.2%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +373.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +207.7%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +161.4%
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 14% 20% 18% 0% 11% 15% 56% 42% 93% 3% 187% 1%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +488.2%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +373.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +207.7%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +161.4%

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 Shark
Lower in Sugar 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab stick Shark Opinion
Net carbs 14.5g 0g Crab stick
Protein 7.62g 20.98g Shark
Fats 0.46g 4.51g Shark
Carbs 15g 0g Crab stick
Calories 95kcal 130kcal Shark
Starch 3.5g g Crab stick
Fructose 0.62g g Crab stick
Sugar 6.25g 0g Shark
Fiber 0.5g 0g Crab stick
Calcium 13mg 34mg Shark
Iron 0.39mg 0.84mg Shark
Magnesium 43mg 49mg Shark
Phosphorus 282mg 210mg Crab stick
Potassium 90mg 160mg Shark
Sodium 529mg 79mg Shark
Zinc 0.33mg 0.43mg Shark
Copper 0.032mg 0.033mg Shark
Vitamin A 0IU 233IU Shark
Vitamin E 0.17mg 1mg Shark
Vitamin D 0IU 24IU Shark
Vitamin D 0µg 0.6µg Shark
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.042mg Shark
Vitamin B2 0.08mg 0.062mg Crab stick
Vitamin B3 0.62mg 2.938mg Shark
Vitamin B5 0mg 0.695mg Shark
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.4mg Shark
Folate 0µg 3µg Shark
Vitamin B12 0.57µg 1.49µg Shark
Vitamin K 0.4µg 0.1µg Crab stick
Tryptophan 0.075mg 0.235mg Shark
Threonine 0.285mg 0.92mg Shark
Isoleucine 0.23mg 0.967mg Shark
Leucine 0.607mg 1.705mg Shark
Lysine 0.707mg 1.926mg Shark
Methionine 0.261mg 0.621mg Shark
Phenylalanine 0.26mg 0.819mg Shark
Valine 0.286mg 1.081mg Shark
Histidine 0.156mg 0.618mg Shark
Cholesterol 20mg 51mg Crab stick
Trans Fat 0.008g g Shark
Saturated Fat 0.216g 0.925g Crab stick
Monounsaturated Fat 0.275g 1.808g Shark
Polyunsaturated fat 0.143g 1.195g Shark

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
38
Shark
Mineral Summary Score
33
Crab stick
27
Shark

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
126%
Shark
Carbohydrates
15%
Crab stick
0%
Shark
Fats
2%
Crab stick
21%
Shark

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Shark
Shark is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 450mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Shark
Shark is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $12)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Shark
Shark is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Shark
Shark is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 31mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.709g)

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. Shark - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173697/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.