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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
2
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Contains more Copper +337.6%
Contains more Zinc +190.8%
Contains more Iron +484%
Contains more Calcium +319.8%
Contains more Potassium +53.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +109.4%
Contains less Sodium -45.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 39
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 19% 28% 23% 26% 272% 104% 101% 74%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 110% 115% 36% 28% 62% 36% 210% 41%
Contains more Copper +337.6%
Contains more Zinc +190.8%
Contains more Iron +484%
Contains more Calcium +319.8%
Contains more Potassium +53.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +109.4%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 11% 1% 37% 0% 6% 22% 52% 60% 36% 417% 1% 39%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 7% 41% 144% 20% 53% 99% 39% 39% 1118% 7% 8%
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 and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
107%
Crab
148%
Sardine
Carbohydrates
0%
Crab
0%
Sardine
Fats
3%
Crab
53%
Sardine

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Crab Sardine
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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 Sugars?
?
The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (0 g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Crab Sardine Opinion
Calories 83 208 Sardine
Protein 17.88 24.62 Sardine
Fats 0.74 11.45 Sardine
Vitamin C 3.3 0 Crab
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 97 142 Crab
Vitamin D 0 193 Sardine
Iron 0.5 2.92 Sardine
Calcium 91 382 Sardine
Potassium 259 397 Sardine
Magnesium 36 39 Sardine
Sugars 0 0
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.814 0.186 Crab
Zinc 3.81 1.31 Crab
Starch 0 Crab
Phosphorus 234 490 Sardine
Sodium 563 307 Sardine
Vitamin A 2 108 Sardine
Vitamin E 1.84 2.04 Sardine
Vitamin D 0 4.8 Sardine
Vitamin B1 0.023 0.08 Sardine
Vitamin B2 0.093 0.227 Sardine
Vitamin B3 2.747 5.245 Sardine
Vitamin B5 0.997 0.642 Crab
Vitamin B6 0.156 0.167 Sardine
Vitamin B12 3.33 8.94 Sardine
Vitamin K 0.3 2.6 Sardine
Folate 51 10 Crab
Trans Fat 0.014 Sardine
Saturated Fat 0.201 1.528 Crab
Monounsaturated Fat 0.129 3.869 Sardine
Polyunsaturated fat 0.258 5.148 Sardine
Tryptophan 0.226 0.276 Sardine
Threonine 0.727 1.079 Sardine
Isoleucine 0.776 1.134 Sardine
Leucine 1.307 2.001 Sardine
Lysine 1.386 2.26 Sardine
Methionine 0.452 0.729 Sardine
Phenylalanine 0.708 0.961 Sardine
Valine 0.806 1.268 Sardine
Histidine 0.393 0.725 Sardine
Fructose 0 Crab

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 of 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.