Foodstruct Nutrition Search | Diet Analysis | Food Comparison | Glycemic Index Chart | Insulin Index Chart | Blog | Subscribe | Sign Up

Crab vs. Shad — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

Compare

What are the main differences between Crab and Shad?

  • Crab is richer in Vitamin B12, Copper, and Zinc, yet Shad is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B2, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, and Iron.
  • Crab's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 133% higher.
  • Crab has 10 times more Copper than Shad. Crab has 0.814mg of Copper, while Shad has 0.082mg.
  • Shad contains less Sodium.

We used Crustaceans, crab, blue, canned and Fish, shad, american, cooked, dry heat types in this comparison.

Infographic

Crab vs Shad infographic
Infographic link

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
:
6
Shad
Contains more Calcium +51.7%
Contains more Zinc +710.6%
Contains more Copper +892.7%
Contains more Manganese +37%
Contains more Iron +148%
Contains more Phosphorus +49.1%
Contains more Potassium +90%
Contains less Sodium -88.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 38
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 18% 47% 28% 150% 44% 9% 13% 28% 8% 256%
Contains more Calcium +51.7%
Contains more Zinc +710.6%
Contains more Copper +892.7%
Contains more Manganese +37%
Contains more Iron +148%
Contains more Phosphorus +49.1%
Contains more Potassium +90%
Contains less Sodium -88.5%
Equal in Magnesium - 38
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
:
5
Shad
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.3%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2278.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +5900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +695.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +231.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +292%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +196.2%
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 8% 0% 0% 0% 46% 72% 202% 52% 107% 13% 18% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.3%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2278.6%
Contains more Vitamin A +5900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +695.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +231.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +292%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +196.2%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Crab
2
:
2
Shad
Contains more Water +34.6%
Contains more Other +19%
Contains more Protein +21.4%
Contains more Fats +2285.1%
18% 80% 2%
Protein: 17.88 g
Fats: 0.74 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 79.69 g
Other: 1.69 g
22% 18% 59%
Protein: 21.71 g
Fats: 17.65 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.22 g
Other: 1.42 g
Contains more Water +34.6%
Contains more Other +19%
Contains more Protein +21.4%
Contains more Fats +2285.1%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Crab Shad
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 Shad Opinion
Protein 17.88g 21.71g Shad
Fats 0.74g 17.65g Shad
Calories 83kcal 252kcal Shad
Calcium 91mg 60mg Crab
Iron 0.5mg 1.24mg Shad
Magnesium 36mg 38mg Shad
Phosphorus 234mg 349mg Shad
Potassium 259mg 492mg Shad
Sodium 563mg 65mg Shad
Zinc 3.81mg 0.47mg Crab
Copper 0.814mg 0.082mg Crab
Manganese 0.074mg 0.054mg Crab
Selenium 42.9µg 46.8µg Shad
Vitamin A 2IU 120IU Shad
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 36µg Shad
Vitamin E 1.84mg Crab
Vitamin C 3.3mg 0mg Crab
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.183mg Shad
Vitamin B2 0.093mg 0.308mg Shad
Vitamin B3 2.747mg 10.769mg Shad
Vitamin B5 0.997mg 0.865mg Crab
Vitamin B6 0.156mg 0.462mg Shad
Folate 51µg 17µg Crab
Vitamin B12 3.33µg 0.14µg Crab
Choline 80.9mg Crab
Vitamin K 0.3µg Crab
Tryptophan 0.226mg 0.243mg Shad
Threonine 0.727mg 0.952mg Shad
Isoleucine 0.776mg 1mg Shad
Leucine 1.307mg 1.764mg Shad
Lysine 1.386mg 1.993mg Shad
Methionine 0.452mg 0.642mg Shad
Phenylalanine 0.708mg 0.847mg Shad
Valine 0.806mg 1.118mg Shad
Histidine 0.393mg 0.639mg Shad
Cholesterol 97mg 96mg Shad
Trans Fat 0.014g Shad
Saturated Fat 0.201g Shad
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?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Crab Shad
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

People also compare

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
40%
Shad
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
89%
Crab
60%
Shad

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Shad
Shad is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shad
Shad contains less Sodium (difference - 498mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Shad
Shad is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shad
Shad is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.201g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shad
Shad is cheaper (difference - $12)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
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?
?
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. Shad - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174243/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.