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Crab vs. Ling fish — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Crab and Ling fish different?

  • Crab is higher in Vitamin B12, Copper, Zinc, Vitamin B5, and Folate, however, Ling fish is richer in Vitamin B6, Magnesium, and Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Crab is 112% higher.
  • Crab contains 6 times more Folate than Ling fish. While Crab contains 51µg of Folate, Ling fish contains only 8µg.
  • Ling fish has less Sodium.

Crustaceans, crab, blue, canned and Fish, ling, cooked, dry heat 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" charts 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 +106.8%
Contains more Zinc +281%
Contains more Copper +477.3%
Contains more Manganese +94.7%
Contains more Iron +66%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Potassium +87.6%
Contains less Sodium -69.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 254
Equal in Selenium - 46.8
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 14% 32% 58% 109% 43% 23% 28% 47% 5% 256%
Contains more Calcium +106.8%
Contains more Zinc +281%
Contains more Copper +477.3%
Contains more Manganese +94.7%
Contains more Iron +66%
Contains more Magnesium +125%
Contains more Potassium +87.6%
Contains less Sodium -69.3%
Equal in Phosphorus - 254
Equal in Selenium - 46.8

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
8
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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +170.2%
Contains more Folate +537.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +412.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +5650%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +452.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +148.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +125%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.801
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 7% 0% 0% 0% 32% 54% 53% 23% 81% 6% 82% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +170.2%
Contains more Folate +537.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +412.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +5650%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +452.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +148.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +125%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.801

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Crab
2
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Contains more Other +77.9%
Contains more Protein +36.2%
Contains more Fats +10.8%
Equal in Water - 73.88
18% 80% 2%
Protein: 17.88 g
Fats: 0.74 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 79.69 g
Other: 1.69 g
24% 74%
Protein: 24.35 g
Fats: 0.82 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.88 g
Other: 0.95 g
Contains more Other +77.9%
Contains more Protein +36.2%
Contains more Fats +10.8%
Equal in Water - 73.88

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab Ling fish Opinion
Protein 17.88g 24.35g Ling fish
Fats 0.74g 0.82g Ling fish
Calories 83kcal 111kcal Ling fish
Calcium 91mg 44mg Crab
Iron 0.5mg 0.83mg Ling fish
Magnesium 36mg 81mg Ling fish
Phosphorus 234mg 254mg Ling fish
Potassium 259mg 486mg Ling fish
Sodium 563mg 173mg Ling fish
Zinc 3.81mg 1mg Crab
Copper 0.814mg 0.141mg Crab
Manganese 0.074mg 0.038mg Crab
Selenium 42.9µg 46.8µg Ling fish
Vitamin A 2IU 115IU Ling fish
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 35µg Ling fish
Vitamin E 1.84mg Crab
Vitamin C 3.3mg 0mg Crab
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.127mg Ling fish
Vitamin B2 0.093mg 0.231mg Ling fish
Vitamin B3 2.747mg 2.801mg Ling fish
Vitamin B5 0.997mg 0.369mg Crab
Vitamin B6 0.156mg 0.351mg Ling fish
Folate 51µg 8µg Crab
Vitamin B12 3.33µg 0.65µg Crab
Choline 80.9mg Crab
Vitamin K 0.3µg Crab
Tryptophan 0.226mg 0.273mg Ling fish
Threonine 0.727mg 1.067mg Ling fish
Isoleucine 0.776mg 1.122mg Ling fish
Leucine 1.307mg 1.979mg Ling fish
Lysine 1.386mg 2.236mg Ling fish
Methionine 0.452mg 0.721mg Ling fish
Phenylalanine 0.708mg 0.95mg Ling fish
Valine 0.806mg 1.254mg Ling fish
Histidine 0.393mg 0.717mg Ling fish
Cholesterol 97mg 51mg Ling fish
Trans Fat 0.014g Ling fish
Saturated Fat 0.201g Ling fish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.067g Crab
Omega-3 - EPA 0.101g Crab
Omega-3 - DPA 0.009g Crab
Monounsaturated Fat 0.129g Crab
Polyunsaturated fat 0.258g Crab
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.005g Crab

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Crab Ling fish
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
26%
Ling fish
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
89%
Crab
61%
Ling fish

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Ling fish
Ling fish is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Ling fish
Ling fish contains less Sodium (difference - 390mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Ling fish
Ling fish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 46mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Ling fish
Ling fish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.201g)
Which food is cheaper?
Ling fish
Ling fish 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.
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. Ling fish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174234/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.