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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 Iron +484%
Contains more Calcium +319.8%
Contains more Potassium +53.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +109.4%
Contains less Sodium -45.5%
Contains more Copper +337.6%
Contains more Zinc +190.8%
Equal in Magnesium - 36
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 110% 115% 36% 28% 62% 36% 210% 41%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 19% 28% 23% 26% 272% 104% 101% 74%
Contains more Iron +484%
Contains more Calcium +319.8%
Contains more Potassium +53.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +109.4%
Contains less Sodium -45.5%
Contains more Copper +337.6%
Contains more Zinc +190.8%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 7% 41% 144% 20% 53% 99% 39% 39% 1118% 7% 8%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 11% 1% 37% 0% 6% 22% 52% 60% 36% 417% 1% 39%
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 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
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 the food
Protein
148%
Sardine
107%
Crab
Carbohydrates
0%
Sardine
0%
Crab
Fats
53%
Sardine
3%
Crab

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.
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 Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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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 Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars (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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.

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

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. 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.