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Mackerel vs Crab stick - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Mackerel and Crab stick different?

  • Mackerel is richer in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Choline and Vitamin E , while Crab stick is higher in Vitamin D.
  • Mackerel covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 476% more than Crab stick.
  • Mackerel contains 33 times more Saturated Fat than Crab stick. Mackerel contains 7.148g of Saturated Fat, while Crab stick contains 0.216g.

Fish, mackerel, salted and Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, imitation, made from surimi 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Iron +259%
Contains more Calcium +407.7%
Contains more Potassium +477.8%
Contains more Magnesium +39.5%
Contains more Copper +212.5%
Contains more Zinc +233.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +11%
Contains less Sodium -88.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 53% 20% 46% 43% 34% 30% 109% 581%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 4% 8% 31% 11% 10% 121% 69%
Contains more Iron +259%
Contains more Calcium +407.7%
Contains more Potassium +477.8%
Contains more Magnesium +39.5%
Contains more Copper +212.5%
Contains more Zinc +233.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +11%
Contains less Sodium -88.1%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1300%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +432.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +215.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2005.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1850%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 10% 48% 756% 5% 44% 62% 0% 95% 1500% 20% 12%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 4% 0% 8% 19% 12% 0% 30% 72% 1% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1300%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +137.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +432.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +215.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2005.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +1850%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +50%

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
212
Mackerel
12
Crab stick
Mineral Summary Score
114
Mackerel
33
Crab stick

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Protein
111%
Mackerel
46%
Crab stick
Carbohydrates
0%
Mackerel
15%
Crab stick
Fats
116%
Mackerel
2%
Crab stick

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Mackerel Crab stick
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Mackerel Crab stick
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Mackerel
Mackerel contains less Sugars (difference - 6.25g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Mackerel
Mackerel is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Mackerel
Mackerel is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mackerel
Mackerel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mackerel
Mackerel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 75mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Crab stick
Crab stick contains less Sodium (difference - 3921mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 6.932g)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Mackerel Crab stick Opinion
Calories 305 95 Mackerel
Protein 18.5 7.62 Mackerel
Fats 25.1 0.46 Mackerel
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 15 Crab stick
Cholesterol 95 20 Crab stick
Vitamin D 1006 0 Mackerel
Iron 1.4 0.39 Mackerel
Calcium 66 13 Mackerel
Potassium 520 90 Mackerel
Magnesium 60 43 Mackerel
Sugars 0 6.25 Mackerel
Fiber 0 0.5 Crab stick
Copper 0.1 0.032 Mackerel
Zinc 1.1 0.33 Mackerel
Starch 3.5 Crab stick
Phosphorus 254 282 Crab stick
Sodium 4450 529 Crab stick
Vitamin A 157 0 Mackerel
Vitamin E 2.38 0.17 Mackerel
Vitamin D 25.2 0 Mackerel
Vitamin B1 0.02 0.03 Crab stick
Vitamin B2 0.19 0.08 Mackerel
Vitamin B3 3.3 0.62 Mackerel
Vitamin B5 0 Crab stick
Vitamin B6 0.41 0.13 Mackerel
Vitamin B12 12 0.57 Mackerel
Vitamin K 7.8 0.4 Mackerel
Folate 15 0 Mackerel
Trans Fat 0.008 Mackerel
Saturated Fat 7.148 0.216 Crab stick
Monounsaturated Fat 8.32 0.275 Mackerel
Polyunsaturated fat 6.21 0.143 Mackerel
Tryptophan 0.075 Crab stick
Threonine 0.285 Crab stick
Isoleucine 0.23 Crab stick
Leucine 0.607 Crab stick
Lysine 0.707 Crab stick
Methionine 0.261 Crab stick
Phenylalanine 0.26 Crab stick
Valine 0.286 Crab stick
Histidine 0.156 Crab stick
Fructose 0.62 Crab stick

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links of the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Mackerel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168149/nutrients
  2. Crab stick - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174203/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.