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Sardine vs Crab - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Sardine and Crab different?

  • Sardine is higher in Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Iron, Calcium, Selenium, and Vitamin B3, however Crab is richer in Copper, Vitamin D, and Zinc.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Sardine is 234% higher.
  • Sardine contains 6 times more Iron than Crab. While Sardine contains 2.92mg of Iron, Crab contains only 0.5mg.
  • Crab has less Cholesterol.

Fish, sardine, Atlantic, canned in oil, drained solids with bone and Crustaceans, crab, blue, canned 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Crab
Contains more Calcium +319.8%
Contains more Iron +484%
Contains more Phosphorus +109.4%
Contains more Potassium +53.3%
Contains less Sodium -45.5%
Contains more Zinc +190.8%
Contains more Copper +337.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 36
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 115% 110% 28% 210% 36% 41% 36% 62%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 19% 26% 101% 23% 74% 104% 272%
Contains more Calcium +319.8%
Contains more Iron +484%
Contains more Phosphorus +109.4%
Contains more Potassium +53.3%
Contains less Sodium -45.5%
Contains more Zinc +190.8%
Contains more Copper +337.6%
Equal in Magnesium - 36

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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Crab
Contains more Vitamin A +5300%
Contains more Vitamin E +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +247.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +144.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +90.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +168.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +766.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +55.3%
Contains more Folate +410%
Equal in Vitamin E - 1.84
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.156
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 1% 37% 0% 11% 6% 22% 52% 60% 36% 39% 417% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +5300%
Contains more Vitamin E +10.9%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +247.8%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +144.1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +90.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +168.5%
Contains more Vitamin K +766.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +55.3%
Contains more Folate +410%
Equal in Vitamin E - 1.84
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.156

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
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Sardine Crab Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 24.62g 17.88g Sardine
Fats 11.45g 0.74g Sardine
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 208kcal 83kcal Sardine
Starch g 0g Crab
Fructose g 0g Crab
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 382mg 91mg Sardine
Iron 2.92mg 0.5mg Sardine
Magnesium 39mg 36mg Sardine
Phosphorus 490mg 234mg Sardine
Potassium 397mg 259mg Sardine
Sodium 307mg 563mg Sardine
Zinc 1.31mg 3.81mg Crab
Copper 0.186mg 0.814mg Crab
Vitamin A 108IU 2IU Sardine
Vitamin E 2.04mg 1.84mg Sardine
Vitamin D 193IU 0IU Sardine
Vitamin D 4.8µg 0µg Sardine
Vitamin C 0mg 3.3mg Crab
Vitamin B1 0.08mg 0.023mg Sardine
Vitamin B2 0.227mg 0.093mg Sardine
Vitamin B3 5.245mg 2.747mg Sardine
Vitamin B5 0.642mg 0.997mg Crab
Vitamin B6 0.167mg 0.156mg Sardine
Folate 10µg 51µg Crab
Vitamin B12 8.94µg 3.33µg Sardine
Vitamin K 2.6µg 0.3µg Sardine
Tryptophan 0.276mg 0.226mg Sardine
Threonine 1.079mg 0.727mg Sardine
Isoleucine 1.134mg 0.776mg Sardine
Leucine 2.001mg 1.307mg Sardine
Lysine 2.26mg 1.386mg Sardine
Methionine 0.729mg 0.452mg Sardine
Phenylalanine 0.961mg 0.708mg Sardine
Valine 1.268mg 0.806mg Sardine
Histidine 0.725mg 0.393mg Sardine
Cholesterol 142mg 97mg Crab
Trans Fat g 0.014g Sardine
Saturated Fat 1.528g 0.201g Crab
Monounsaturated Fat 3.869g 0.129g Sardine
Polyunsaturated fat 5.148g 0.258g Sardine

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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

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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
56
Crab
Mineral Summary Score
79
Sardine
80
Crab

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
107%
Crab
Carbohydrates
0%
Sardine
0%
Crab
Fats
53%
Sardine
3%
Crab

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Sardine
Sardine contains less Sodium (difference - 256mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Sardine
Sardine is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Sardine
Sardine is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab
Crab is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 45mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab
Crab is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.327g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
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

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 - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171966/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.