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Crab vs Sardine - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Crab and Sardine different?

  • Crab is higher in Copper, and Zinc, however Sardine is richer in Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Vitamin D, Iron, Calcium, Selenium, and Vitamin B3.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Sardine is 234% higher.
  • Crab contains 4 times more Copper than Sardine. While Crab contains 0.814mg of Copper, Sardine contains only 0.186mg.
  • Crab has less Cholesterol.

Crustaceans, crab, blue, canned and Fish, sardine, Atlantic, canned in oil, drained solids with bone are the varieties 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
Crab
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Contains more Zinc +190.8%
Contains more Copper +337.6%
Contains more Calcium +319.8%
Contains more Iron +484%
Contains more Phosphorus +109.4%
Contains more Potassium +53.3%
Contains less Sodium -45.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 39
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 19% 26% 101% 23% 74% 104% 272%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 115% 110% 28% 210% 36% 41% 36% 62%
Contains more Zinc +190.8%
Contains more Copper +337.6%
Contains more Calcium +319.8%
Contains more Iron +484%
Contains more Phosphorus +109.4%
Contains more Potassium +53.3%
Contains less Sodium -45.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 39

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
3
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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +55.3%
Contains more Folate +410%
Contains more Vitamin A +5300%
Contains more Vitamin E +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +247.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +144.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +90.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +168.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +766.7%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.167
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 7% 41% 144% 0% 20% 53% 99% 39% 39% 8% 1118% 7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +55.3%
Contains more Folate +410%
Contains more Vitamin A +5300%
Contains more Vitamin E +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +247.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +144.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +90.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +168.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +766.7%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.167

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 Sardine
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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 Sardine Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 17.88g 24.62g Sardine
Fats 0.74g 11.45g Sardine
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 83kcal 208kcal Sardine
Starch 0g g Crab
Fructose 0g g Crab
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 91mg 382mg Sardine
Iron 0.5mg 2.92mg Sardine
Magnesium 36mg 39mg Sardine
Phosphorus 234mg 490mg Sardine
Potassium 259mg 397mg Sardine
Sodium 563mg 307mg Sardine
Zinc 3.81mg 1.31mg Crab
Copper 0.814mg 0.186mg Crab
Vitamin A 2IU 108IU Sardine
Vitamin E 1.84mg 2.04mg Sardine
Vitamin D 0IU 193IU Sardine
Vitamin D 0µg 4.8µg Sardine
Vitamin C 3.3mg 0mg Crab
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.08mg Sardine
Vitamin B2 0.093mg 0.227mg Sardine
Vitamin B3 2.747mg 5.245mg Sardine
Vitamin B5 0.997mg 0.642mg Crab
Vitamin B6 0.156mg 0.167mg Sardine
Folate 51µg 10µg Crab
Vitamin B12 3.33µg 8.94µg Sardine
Vitamin K 0.3µg 2.6µg Sardine
Tryptophan 0.226mg 0.276mg Sardine
Threonine 0.727mg 1.079mg Sardine
Isoleucine 0.776mg 1.134mg Sardine
Leucine 1.307mg 2.001mg Sardine
Lysine 1.386mg 2.26mg Sardine
Methionine 0.452mg 0.729mg Sardine
Phenylalanine 0.708mg 0.961mg Sardine
Valine 0.806mg 1.268mg Sardine
Histidine 0.393mg 0.725mg Sardine
Cholesterol 97mg 142mg Crab
Trans Fat 0.014g g Sardine
Saturated Fat 0.201g 1.528g Crab
Monounsaturated Fat 0.129g 3.869g Sardine
Polyunsaturated fat 0.258g 5.148g Sardine

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Crab Sardine
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
131
Sardine
Mineral Summary Score
80
Crab
79
Sardine

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
148%
Sardine
Carbohydrates
0%
Crab
0%
Sardine
Fats
3%
Crab
53%
Sardine

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Sardine
Sardine contains less Sodium (difference - 256mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Sardine
Sardine is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sardine
Sardine is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab
Crab is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 45mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab
Crab is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.327g)
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. Sardine - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175139/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.