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Crab vs. Fish sticks — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Crab and Fish sticks different?

  • Crab is richer in Vitamin B12, Copper, Selenium, Zinc, Vitamin B5, and Vitamin B3, while Fish sticks are higher in Vitamin E , and Vitamin B1.
  • Crab covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 99% more than Fish sticks.
  • Crab contains 14 times more Copper than Fish sticks. Crab contains 0.814mg of Copper, while Fish sticks contain 0.059mg.
  • Fish sticks are lower in Cholesterol.

Crustaceans, crab, blue, canned and Fish, fish sticks, frozen, prepared 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +468.8%
Contains more Magnesium +44%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.5%
Contains more Potassium +40%
Contains more Zinc +807.1%
Contains more Copper +1279.7%
Contains more Selenium +173.2%
Contains more Iron +68%
Contains less Sodium -28.6%
Contains more Manganese +145.9%
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 5% 32% 18% 82% 17% 53% 12% 20% 24% 86%
Contains more Calcium +468.8%
Contains more Magnesium +44%
Contains more Phosphorus +22.5%
Contains more Potassium +40%
Contains more Zinc +807.1%
Contains more Copper +1279.7%
Contains more Selenium +173.2%
Contains more Iron +68%
Contains less Sodium -28.6%
Contains more Manganese +145.9%

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
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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +266.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Folate +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +246.9%
Contains more Choline +89%
Contains more Vitamin A +800%
Contains more Vitamin E +273.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +430.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +1466.7%
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% 138% 0% 0% 31% 27% 29% 17% 18% 18% 120% 24% 12%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +78.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +266.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +100%
Contains more Folate +112.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +246.9%
Contains more Choline +89%
Contains more Vitamin A +800%
Contains more Vitamin E +273.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +430.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +24.7%
Contains more Vitamin K +1466.7%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +62.4%
Contains more Water +61%
Contains more Fats +2093.2%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Other - 1.6
18% 80% 2%
Protein: 17.88 g
Fats: 0.74 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 79.69 g
Other: 1.69 g
11% 16% 22% 50%
Protein: 11.01 g
Fats: 16.23 g
Carbs: 21.66 g
Water: 49.5 g
Other: 1.6 g
Contains more Protein +62.4%
Contains more Water +61%
Contains more Fats +2093.2%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Other - 1.6

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -94.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2375.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2932.6%
34% 22% 44%
Saturated Fat: 0.201 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.129 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.258 g
25% 22% 53%
Saturated Fat: 3.733 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.193 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 7.824 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -94.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2375.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +2932.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Crab Fish sticks
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab Fish sticks Opinion
Net carbs 0g 20.16g Fish sticks
Protein 17.88g 11.01g Crab
Fats 0.74g 16.23g Fish sticks
Carbs 0g 21.66g Fish sticks
Calories 83kcal 277kcal Fish sticks
Starch 0g 20.46g Fish sticks
Fructose 0g 0.1g Fish sticks
Sugar 0g 1.65g Crab
Fiber 0g 1.5g Fish sticks
Calcium 91mg 16mg Crab
Iron 0.5mg 0.84mg Fish sticks
Magnesium 36mg 25mg Crab
Phosphorus 234mg 191mg Crab
Potassium 259mg 185mg Crab
Sodium 563mg 402mg Fish sticks
Zinc 3.81mg 0.42mg Crab
Copper 0.814mg 0.059mg Crab
Manganese 0.074mg 0.182mg Fish sticks
Selenium 42.9µg 15.7µg Crab
Vitamin A 2IU 18IU Fish sticks
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 4µg Fish sticks
Vitamin E 1.84mg 6.88mg Fish sticks
Vitamin D 0IU 1IU Fish sticks
Vitamin C 3.3mg 0mg Crab
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.122mg Fish sticks
Vitamin B2 0.093mg 0.116mg Fish sticks
Vitamin B3 2.747mg 1.536mg Crab
Vitamin B5 0.997mg 0.272mg Crab
Vitamin B6 0.156mg 0.078mg Crab
Folate 51µg 24µg Crab
Vitamin B12 3.33µg 0.96µg Crab
Choline 80.9mg 42.8mg Crab
Vitamin K 0.3µg 4.7µg Fish sticks
Tryptophan 0.226mg 0.122mg Crab
Threonine 0.727mg 0.372mg Crab
Isoleucine 0.776mg 0.429mg Crab
Leucine 1.307mg 0.852mg Crab
Lysine 1.386mg 0.795mg Crab
Methionine 0.452mg 0.296mg Crab
Phenylalanine 0.708mg 0.47mg Crab
Valine 0.806mg 0.5mg Crab
Histidine 0.393mg 0.23mg Crab
Cholesterol 97mg 28mg Fish sticks
Trans Fat 0.014g 0.124g Crab
Saturated Fat 0.201g 3.733g Crab
Omega-3 - DHA 0.067g 0.088g Fish sticks
Omega-3 - EPA 0.101g 0.05g Crab
Omega-3 - DPA 0.009g 0.004g Crab
Monounsaturated Fat 0.129g 3.193g Fish sticks
Polyunsaturated fat 0.258g 7.824g Fish sticks
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.005g 0.003g Crab
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 7.289g Fish sticks
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.011g Fish sticks
Omega-3 - ALA 0.236g Fish sticks
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.001g Fish sticks

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Crab Fish sticks
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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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
33%
Fish sticks
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
89%
Crab
35%
Fish sticks

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Fish sticks
Fish sticks contains less Sodium (difference - 161mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Fish sticks
Fish sticks is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 69mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Fish sticks
Fish sticks is cheaper (difference - $12)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Crab
Crab is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.65g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab
Crab is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.532g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Crab
Crab is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Crab
Crab is relatively richer in minerals
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

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. Fish sticks - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174195/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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