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Crab vs. Scup — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Crab and Scup

  • Crab has more Copper, Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Folate, however, Scup has more Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B1, and Selenium.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Crab is 83% higher.
  • Scup has 10 times less Sodium than Crab. Crab has 563mg of Sodium, while Scup has 54mg.

Food types used in this article are Crustaceans, crab, blue, canned and Fish, scup, cooked, dry heat.

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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
5
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5
Scup
Contains more Calcium +78.4%
Contains more Magnesium +24.1%
Contains more Zinc +514.5%
Contains more Copper +1152.3%
Contains more Manganese +64.4%
Contains more Iron +36%
Contains more Potassium +42.1%
Contains less Sodium -90.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 237
Equal in Selenium - 46.8
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 27% 19% 26% 100% 23% 73% 104% 271% 9.7% 234%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 15% 26% 21% 102% 32% 7% 17% 22% 5.9% 255%
Contains more Calcium +78.4%
Contains more Magnesium +24.1%
Contains more Zinc +514.5%
Contains more Copper +1152.3%
Contains more Manganese +64.4%
Contains more Iron +36%
Contains more Potassium +42.1%
Contains less Sodium -90.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 237
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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5
Scup
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.3%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +105.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +5100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +452.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +121.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 0.12% 37% 0% 11% 5.8% 21% 52% 60% 36% 38% 416% 44% 0.75%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 6.2% 0% 0% 0% 32% 28% 94% 52% 80% 13% 203% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.3%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +105.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +5100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +452.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +81.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +121.8%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Crab
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3
Scup
Contains more Water +16.5%
Contains more Protein +35.4%
Contains more Fats +373%
Contains more Other +129%
18% 80% 2%
Protein: 17.88 g
Fats: 0.74 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 79.69 g
Other: 1.69 g
24% 4% 68% 4%
Protein: 24.21 g
Fats: 3.5 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 68.42 g
Other: 3.87 g
Contains more Water +16.5%
Contains more Protein +35.4%
Contains more Fats +373%
Contains more Other +129%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Crab Scup
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 Scup Opinion
Protein 17.88g 24.21g Scup
Fats 0.74g 3.5g Scup
Calories 83kcal 135kcal Scup
Calcium 91mg 51mg Crab
Iron 0.5mg 0.68mg Scup
Magnesium 36mg 29mg Crab
Phosphorus 234mg 237mg Scup
Potassium 259mg 368mg Scup
Sodium 563mg 54mg Scup
Zinc 3.81mg 0.62mg Crab
Copper 0.814mg 0.065mg Crab
Manganese 0.074mg 0.045mg Crab
Selenium 42.9µg 46.8µg Scup
Vitamin A 2IU 104IU Scup
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 31µg Scup
Vitamin E 1.84mg Crab
Vitamin C 3.3mg 0mg Crab
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.127mg Scup
Vitamin B2 0.093mg 0.122mg Scup
Vitamin B3 2.747mg 4.994mg Scup
Vitamin B5 0.997mg 0.865mg Crab
Vitamin B6 0.156mg 0.346mg Scup
Folate 51µg 17µg Crab
Vitamin B12 3.33µg 1.62µg Crab
Choline 80.9mg Crab
Vitamin K 0.3µg Crab
Tryptophan 0.226mg 0.271mg Scup
Threonine 0.727mg 1.061mg Scup
Isoleucine 0.776mg 1.115mg Scup
Leucine 1.307mg 1.967mg Scup
Lysine 1.386mg 2.223mg Scup
Methionine 0.452mg 0.716mg Scup
Phenylalanine 0.708mg 0.945mg Scup
Valine 0.806mg 1.247mg Scup
Histidine 0.393mg 0.713mg Scup
Cholesterol 97mg 67mg Scup
Trans Fat 0.014g Scup
Saturated Fat 0.201g Scup
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 Scup
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
39%
Scup
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
89%
Crab
50%
Scup

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Scup
Scup is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Scup
Scup contains less Sodium (difference - 509mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Scup
Scup is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 30mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Scup
Scup is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.201g)
Which food is cheaper?
Scup
Scup 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. Scup - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174241/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.