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Crab vs. Carp — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Crab and Carp

  • Crab has more Copper, Vitamin B12, Selenium, Zinc, and Folate, however, Carp is richer in Phosphorus, Iron, and Vitamin B1.
  • Crab covers your daily Copper needs 82% more than Carp.
  • Carp has 9 times less Sodium than Crab. Crab has 563mg of Sodium, while Carp has 63mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Crustaceans, crab, blue, canned and Fish, carp, 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.
Crab
5
:
5
Carp
Contains more Calcium +75%
Contains more Zinc +100.5%
Contains more Copper +1015.1%
Contains more Manganese +48%
Contains more Selenium +164.8%
Contains more Iron +218%
Contains more Phosphorus +126.9%
Contains more Potassium +64.9%
Contains less Sodium -88.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 38
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 28% 19% 26% 101% 23% 74% 104% 272% 10% 234%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 16% 60% 28% 228% 38% 9% 52% 25% 7% 89%
Contains more Calcium +75%
Contains more Zinc +100.5%
Contains more Copper +1015.1%
Contains more Manganese +48%
Contains more Selenium +164.8%
Contains more Iron +218%
Contains more Phosphorus +126.9%
Contains more Potassium +64.9%
Contains less Sodium -88.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 38

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.
Crab
10
:
3
Carp
Contains more Vitamin C +106.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +30.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.6%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +126.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +1500%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +508.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.4%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 37% 0% 11% 6% 22% 52% 60% 36% 39% 417% 45% 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 2% 0% 0% 6% 35% 17% 40% 53% 51% 13% 184% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +106.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +30.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.6%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +126.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +1500%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +508.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +40.4%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Crab
2
:
2
Carp
Contains more Water +14.4%
Contains more Other +397.1%
Contains more Protein +27.9%
Contains more Fats +868.9%
18% 80% 2%
Protein: 17.88 g
Fats: 0.74 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 79.69 g
Other: 1.69 g
23% 7% 70%
Protein: 22.86 g
Fats: 7.17 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 69.63 g
Other: 0.34 g
Contains more Water +14.4%
Contains more Other +397.1%
Contains more Protein +27.9%
Contains more Fats +868.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Crab
1
:
2
Carp
Contains less Saturated Fat -85.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2214%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +611.2%
34% 22% 44%
Saturated Fat: 0.201 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.129 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.258 g
22% 48% 30%
Saturated Fat: 1.388 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.985 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.835 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -85.5%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2214%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +611.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Crab Carp
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in vitamins 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab Carp Opinion
Protein 17.88g 22.86g Carp
Fats 0.74g 7.17g Carp
Calories 83kcal 162kcal Carp
Calcium 91mg 52mg Crab
Iron 0.5mg 1.59mg Carp
Magnesium 36mg 38mg Carp
Phosphorus 234mg 531mg Carp
Potassium 259mg 427mg Carp
Sodium 563mg 63mg Carp
Zinc 3.81mg 1.9mg Crab
Copper 0.814mg 0.073mg Crab
Manganese 0.074mg 0.05mg Crab
Selenium 42.9µg 16.2µg Crab
Vitamin A 2IU 32IU Carp
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 10µg Carp
Vitamin E 1.84mg Crab
Vitamin C 3.3mg 1.6mg Crab
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.14mg Carp
Vitamin B2 0.093mg 0.07mg Crab
Vitamin B3 2.747mg 2.1mg Crab
Vitamin B5 0.997mg 0.87mg Crab
Vitamin B6 0.156mg 0.219mg Carp
Folate 51µg 17µg Crab
Vitamin B12 3.33µg 1.47µg Crab
Choline 80.9mg Crab
Vitamin K 0.3µg Crab
Tryptophan 0.226mg 0.256mg Carp
Threonine 0.727mg 1.002mg Carp
Isoleucine 0.776mg 1.054mg Carp
Leucine 1.307mg 1.858mg Carp
Lysine 1.386mg 2.1mg Carp
Methionine 0.452mg 0.677mg Carp
Phenylalanine 0.708mg 0.893mg Carp
Valine 0.806mg 1.178mg Carp
Histidine 0.393mg 0.673mg Carp
Cholesterol 97mg 84mg Carp
Trans Fat 0.014g Carp
Saturated Fat 0.201g 1.388g Crab
Omega-3 - DHA 0.067g 0.146g Carp
Omega-3 - EPA 0.101g 0.305g Carp
Omega-3 - DPA 0.009g 0.105g Carp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.129g 2.985g Carp
Polyunsaturated fat 0.258g 1.835g Carp
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.005g Crab

Which food is preferable for your diet?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Crab Carp
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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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
56%
Crab
31%
Carp
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
89%
Crab
55%
Carp

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab
Crab is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.187g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Crab
Crab is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carp
Carp is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carp
Carp contains less Sodium (difference - 500mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Carp
Carp is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 13mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Carp
Carp is cheaper (difference - $12)
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.

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 - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171966/nutrients
  2. Carp - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174185/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.