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Crab vs Mackerel - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Crab and Mackerel

  • Crab is higher in Copper, Zinc, and Folate, however Mackerel is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Selenium, Vitamin B6, and Iron.
  • Mackerel's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 361% higher.
  • Crab has 8 times more Copper than Mackerel. While Crab has 0.814mg of Copper, Mackerel has only 0.1mg.
  • Crab has less Sodium.

The food types used in this comparison are Crustaceans, crab, blue, canned and Fish, mackerel, salted.

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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
Crab
4
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Contains more Calcium +37.9%
Contains less Sodium -87.3%
Contains more Zinc +246.4%
Contains more Copper +714%
Contains more Iron +180%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +100.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 254
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 19% 26% 101% 23% 74% 104% 272%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 20% 53% 43% 109% 46% 581% 30% 34%
Contains more Calcium +37.9%
Contains less Sodium -87.3%
Contains more Zinc +246.4%
Contains more Copper +714%
Contains more Iron +180%
Contains more Magnesium +66.7%
Contains more Potassium +100.8%
Equal in Phosphorus - 254

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
4
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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15%
Contains more Folate +240%
Contains more Vitamin A +7750%
Contains more Vitamin E +29.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +104.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +162.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +260.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +2500%
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 10% 48% 756% 0% 5% 44% 62% 0% 95% 12% 1500% 20%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +15%
Contains more Folate +240%
Contains more Vitamin A +7750%
Contains more Vitamin E +29.3%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +104.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +162.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +260.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +2500%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab Mackerel Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 17.88g 18.5g Mackerel
Fats 0.74g 25.1g Mackerel
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 83kcal 305kcal Mackerel
Starch 0g g Crab
Fructose 0g g Crab
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 91mg 66mg Crab
Iron 0.5mg 1.4mg Mackerel
Magnesium 36mg 60mg Mackerel
Phosphorus 234mg 254mg Mackerel
Potassium 259mg 520mg Mackerel
Sodium 563mg 4450mg Crab
Zinc 3.81mg 1.1mg Crab
Copper 0.814mg 0.1mg Crab
Vitamin A 2IU 157IU Mackerel
Vitamin E 1.84mg 2.38mg Mackerel
Vitamin D 0IU 1006IU Mackerel
Vitamin D 0µg 25.2µg Mackerel
Vitamin C 3.3mg 0mg Crab
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.02mg Crab
Vitamin B2 0.093mg 0.19mg Mackerel
Vitamin B3 2.747mg 3.3mg Mackerel
Vitamin B5 0.997mg mg Crab
Vitamin B6 0.156mg 0.41mg Mackerel
Folate 51µg 15µg Crab
Vitamin B12 3.33µg 12µg Mackerel
Vitamin K 0.3µg 7.8µg Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.226mg mg Crab
Threonine 0.727mg mg Crab
Isoleucine 0.776mg mg Crab
Leucine 1.307mg mg Crab
Lysine 1.386mg mg Crab
Methionine 0.452mg mg Crab
Phenylalanine 0.708mg mg Crab
Valine 0.806mg mg Crab
Histidine 0.393mg mg Crab
Cholesterol 97mg 95mg Mackerel
Trans Fat 0.014g g Mackerel
Saturated Fat 0.201g 7.148g Crab
Monounsaturated Fat 0.129g 8.32g Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.258g 6.21g Mackerel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Crab 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
212
Mackerel
Mineral Summary Score
80
Crab
114
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
111%
Mackerel
Carbohydrates
0%
Crab
0%
Mackerel
Fats
3%
Crab
116%
Mackerel

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Mackerel
Mackerel is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 2mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Mackerel
Mackerel is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mackerel
Mackerel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Crab
Crab contains less Sodium (difference - 3887mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab
Crab is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.947g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
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

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. Mackerel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168149/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.