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Crab vs. Sheepshead — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Crab and Sheepshead different?

  • Crab is higher in Copper, Vitamin B12, Zinc, and Folate, however, Sheepshead is richer in Phosphorus, Selenium, Vitamin B6, and Potassium.
  • Daily need coverage for Copper from Crab is 77% higher.
  • Crab contains 8 times more Sodium than Sheepshead. While Crab contains 563mg of Sodium, Sheepshead contains only 73mg.

Crustaceans, crab, blue, canned and Fish, sheepshead, 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.
Contains more Calcium +145.9%
Contains more Zinc +504.8%
Contains more Copper +567.2%
Contains more Manganese +252.4%
Contains more Iron +34%
Contains more Phosphorus +49.6%
Contains more Potassium +97.7%
Contains less Sodium -87%
Contains more Selenium +19.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 35
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 12% 26% 25% 150% 46% 10% 18% 41% 3% 280%
Contains more Calcium +145.9%
Contains more Zinc +504.8%
Contains more Copper +567.2%
Contains more Manganese +252.4%
Contains more Iron +34%
Contains more Phosphorus +49.6%
Contains more Potassium +97.7%
Contains less Sodium -87%
Contains more Selenium +19.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 35

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
11
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Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +86%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.6%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +44.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +5650%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +124.4%
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% 3% 12% 34% 53% 81% 13% 288% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +86%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +52.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.6%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +44.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +5650%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +124.4%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +15.4%
Contains more Protein +45.5%
Contains more Fats +120.3%
Contains more Other +95.9%
18% 80% 2%
Protein: 17.88 g
Fats: 0.74 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 79.69 g
Other: 1.69 g
26% 69% 3%
Protein: 26.02 g
Fats: 1.63 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 69.04 g
Other: 3.31 g
Contains more Water +15.4%
Contains more Protein +45.5%
Contains more Fats +120.3%
Contains more Other +95.9%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -44.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +171.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +48.1%
34% 22% 44%
Saturated Fat: 0.201 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.129 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.258 g
33% 32% 35%
Saturated Fat: 0.36 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.35 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.382 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -44.2%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +171.3%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +48.1%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab Sheepshead Opinion
Protein 17.88g 26.02g Sheepshead
Fats 0.74g 1.63g Sheepshead
Calories 83kcal 126kcal Sheepshead
Calcium 91mg 37mg Crab
Iron 0.5mg 0.67mg Sheepshead
Magnesium 36mg 35mg Crab
Phosphorus 234mg 350mg Sheepshead
Potassium 259mg 512mg Sheepshead
Sodium 563mg 73mg Sheepshead
Zinc 3.81mg 0.63mg Crab
Copper 0.814mg 0.122mg Crab
Manganese 0.074mg 0.021mg Crab
Selenium 42.9µg 51.3µg Sheepshead
Vitamin A 2IU 115IU Sheepshead
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 35µg Sheepshead
Vitamin E 1.84mg Crab
Vitamin C 3.3mg 0mg Crab
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.01mg Crab
Vitamin B2 0.093mg 0.05mg Crab
Vitamin B3 2.747mg 1.8mg Crab
Vitamin B5 0.997mg 0.87mg Crab
Vitamin B6 0.156mg 0.35mg Sheepshead
Folate 51µg 17µg Crab
Vitamin B12 3.33µg 2.3µg Crab
Choline 80.9mg Crab
Vitamin K 0.3µg Crab
Tryptophan 0.226mg 0.291mg Sheepshead
Threonine 0.727mg 1.141mg Sheepshead
Isoleucine 0.776mg 1.199mg Sheepshead
Leucine 1.307mg 2.115mg Sheepshead
Lysine 1.386mg 2.39mg Sheepshead
Methionine 0.452mg 0.77mg Sheepshead
Phenylalanine 0.708mg 1.016mg Sheepshead
Valine 0.806mg 1.34mg Sheepshead
Histidine 0.393mg 0.766mg Sheepshead
Cholesterol 97mg 64mg Sheepshead
Trans Fat 0.014g Sheepshead
Saturated Fat 0.201g 0.36g Crab
Omega-3 - DHA 0.067g 0.107g Sheepshead
Omega-3 - EPA 0.101g 0.083g Crab
Omega-3 - DPA 0.009g 0.04g Sheepshead
Monounsaturated Fat 0.129g 0.35g Sheepshead
Polyunsaturated fat 0.258g 0.382g Sheepshead
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 Sheepshead
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
38%
Sheepshead
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
89%
Crab
61%
Sheepshead

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Sheepshead
Sheepshead is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sheepshead
Sheepshead contains less Sodium (difference - 490mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Sheepshead
Sheepshead is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 33mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Sheepshead
Sheepshead is cheaper (difference - $12)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab
Crab is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.159g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Crab
Crab is relatively richer in vitamins
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.

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. Sheepshead - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175145/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.