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Sardine vs Crab stick - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Sardine and Crab stick?

  • Sardine is richer in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Calcium, Iron, Phosphorus, Vitamin B3, and Copper, while Crab stick is higher in Vitamin D, and Vitamin B5.
  • Sardine's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 349% higher.
  • Crab stick has 29 times less Calcium than Sardine. Sardine has 382mg of Calcium, while Crab stick has 13mg.
  • Crab stick is lower in Cholesterol.

We used Fish, sardine, Atlantic, canned in oil, drained solids with bone and Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, imitation, made from surimi types in this comparison.

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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
Contains more Calcium +2838.5%
Contains more Iron +648.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.8%
Contains more Potassium +341.1%
Contains less Sodium -42%
Contains more Zinc +297%
Contains more Copper +481.3%
Contains more Magnesium +10.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 115% 110% 28% 210% 36% 41% 36% 62%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 15% 31% 121% 8% 69% 10% 11%
Contains more Calcium +2838.5%
Contains more Iron +648.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +73.8%
Contains more Potassium +341.1%
Contains less Sodium -42%
Contains more Zinc +297%
Contains more Copper +481.3%
Contains more Magnesium +10.3%

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
Sardine
11
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1100%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +183.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +746%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28.5%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1468.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +550%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 7% 41% 144% 0% 20% 53% 99% 39% 39% 8% 1118% 7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 4% 0% 0% 8% 19% 12% 0% 30% 0% 72% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +1100%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +166.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +183.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +746%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +28.5%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1468.4%
Contains more Vitamin K +550%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sardine Crab stick Opinion
Net carbs 0g 14.5g Crab stick
Protein 24.62g 7.62g Sardine
Fats 11.45g 0.46g Sardine
Carbs 0g 15g Crab stick
Calories 208kcal 95kcal Sardine
Starch g 3.5g Crab stick
Fructose g 0.62g Crab stick
Sugar 0g 6.25g Sardine
Fiber 0g 0.5g Crab stick
Calcium 382mg 13mg Sardine
Iron 2.92mg 0.39mg Sardine
Magnesium 39mg 43mg Crab stick
Phosphorus 490mg 282mg Sardine
Potassium 397mg 90mg Sardine
Sodium 307mg 529mg Sardine
Zinc 1.31mg 0.33mg Sardine
Copper 0.186mg 0.032mg Sardine
Vitamin A 108IU 0IU Sardine
Vitamin E 2.04mg 0.17mg Sardine
Vitamin D 193IU 0IU Sardine
Vitamin D 4.8µg 0µg Sardine
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.08mg 0.03mg Sardine
Vitamin B2 0.227mg 0.08mg Sardine
Vitamin B3 5.245mg 0.62mg Sardine
Vitamin B5 0.642mg 0mg Sardine
Vitamin B6 0.167mg 0.13mg Sardine
Folate 10µg 0µg Sardine
Vitamin B12 8.94µg 0.57µg Sardine
Vitamin K 2.6µg 0.4µg Sardine
Tryptophan 0.276mg 0.075mg Sardine
Threonine 1.079mg 0.285mg Sardine
Isoleucine 1.134mg 0.23mg Sardine
Leucine 2.001mg 0.607mg Sardine
Lysine 2.26mg 0.707mg Sardine
Methionine 0.729mg 0.261mg Sardine
Phenylalanine 0.961mg 0.26mg Sardine
Valine 1.268mg 0.286mg Sardine
Histidine 0.725mg 0.156mg Sardine
Cholesterol 142mg 20mg Crab stick
Trans Fat g 0.008g Sardine
Saturated Fat 1.528g 0.216g Crab stick
Monounsaturated Fat 3.869g 0.275g Sardine
Polyunsaturated fat 5.148g 0.143g Sardine

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
131
Sardine
12
Crab stick
Mineral Summary Score
79
Sardine
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 food.
Protein
148%
Sardine
46%
Crab stick
Carbohydrates
0%
Sardine
15%
Crab stick
Fats
53%
Sardine
2%
Crab stick

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Sardine
Sardine is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Sardine
Sardine contains less Sodium (difference - 222mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Sardine
Sardine is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Sardine
Sardine is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Sardine
Sardine is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sardine
Sardine is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 122mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.312g)

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 to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Sardine - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175139/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.