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Crab vs Atlantic mackerel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Crab and Atlantic mackerel different?

  • Crab is richer in Copper, and Zinc, while Atlantic mackerel is higher in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6, Selenium, and Magnesium.
  • Atlantic mackerel covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 653% more than Crab.
  • Crab contains 9 times more Copper than Atlantic mackerel. Crab contains 0.814mg of Copper, while Atlantic mackerel contains 0.094mg.
  • Atlantic mackerel is lower in Sodium.

Crustaceans, crab, blue, canned and Fish, mackerel, Atlantic, cooked, dry heat 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 Calcium +506.7%
Contains more Zinc +305.3%
Contains more Copper +766%
Contains more Iron +214%
Contains more Magnesium +169.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.8%
Contains more Potassium +54.8%
Contains less Sodium -85.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 19% 26% 101% 23% 74% 104% 272%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 59% 70% 120% 36% 11% 26% 32%
Contains more Calcium +506.7%
Contains more Zinc +305.3%
Contains more Copper +766%
Contains more Iron +214%
Contains more Magnesium +169.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +18.8%
Contains more Potassium +54.8%
Contains less Sodium -85.3%

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
Crab
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Contains more Vitamin C +725%
Contains more Folate +2450%
Contains more Vitamin A +8900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +591.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +343%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +149.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +194.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +470.6%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.99
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 37% 0% 11% 6% 22% 52% 60% 36% 39% 417% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 11% 0% 0% 2% 40% 96% 129% 60% 107% 2% 2375% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +725%
Contains more Folate +2450%
Contains more Vitamin A +8900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +591.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +343%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +149.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +194.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +470.6%
Equal in Vitamin B5 - 0.99

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab Atlantic mackerel Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 17.88g 23.85g Atlantic mackerel
Fats 0.74g 17.81g Atlantic mackerel
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 83kcal 262kcal Atlantic mackerel
Starch 0g g Crab
Fructose 0g g Crab
Sugar 0g g Atlantic mackerel
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 91mg 15mg Crab
Iron 0.5mg 1.57mg Atlantic mackerel
Magnesium 36mg 97mg Atlantic mackerel
Phosphorus 234mg 278mg Atlantic mackerel
Potassium 259mg 401mg Atlantic mackerel
Sodium 563mg 83mg Atlantic mackerel
Zinc 3.81mg 0.94mg Crab
Copper 0.814mg 0.094mg Crab
Vitamin A 2IU 180IU Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin E 1.84mg mg Crab
Vitamin D 0IU IU Crab
Vitamin D 0µg µg Crab
Vitamin C 3.3mg 0.4mg Crab
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.159mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B2 0.093mg 0.412mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B3 2.747mg 6.85mg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.997mg 0.99mg Crab
Vitamin B6 0.156mg 0.46mg Atlantic mackerel
Folate 51µg 2µg Crab
Vitamin B12 3.33µg 19µg Atlantic mackerel
Vitamin K 0.3µg µg Crab
Tryptophan 0.226mg 0.267mg Atlantic mackerel
Threonine 0.727mg 1.045mg Atlantic mackerel
Isoleucine 0.776mg 1.099mg Atlantic mackerel
Leucine 1.307mg 1.938mg Atlantic mackerel
Lysine 1.386mg 2.19mg Atlantic mackerel
Methionine 0.452mg 0.706mg Atlantic mackerel
Phenylalanine 0.708mg 0.931mg Atlantic mackerel
Valine 0.806mg 1.228mg Atlantic mackerel
Histidine 0.393mg 0.702mg Atlantic mackerel
Cholesterol 97mg 75mg Atlantic mackerel
Trans Fat 0.014g g Atlantic mackerel
Saturated Fat 0.201g 4.176g Crab
Monounsaturated Fat 0.129g 7.006g Atlantic mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.258g 4.3g Atlantic mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Crab Atlantic mackerel
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
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
56
Crab
235
Atlantic mackerel
Mineral Summary Score
80
Crab
44
Atlantic mackerel

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
107%
Crab
143%
Atlantic mackerel
Carbohydrates
0%
Crab
0%
Atlantic mackerel
Fats
3%
Crab
82%
Atlantic mackerel

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab
Crab is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.975g)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel contains less Sodium (difference - 480mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 22mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Atlantic mackerel
Atlantic mackerel is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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

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 - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171966/nutrients
  2. Atlantic mackerel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175120/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.