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Oyster vs Crab stick - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Oyster and Crab stick?

  • Oyster is richer in Zinc, Vitamin B12, Copper, Iron, Selenium and Manganese, while Crab stick is higher in Phosphorus and Vitamin A.
  • Oyster's daily need coverage for Zinc is 789% higher.
  • Crab stick has 134 times less Copper than Oyster. Oyster has 4.294mg of Copper, while Crab stick has 0.032mg.
  • Crab stick is lower in Saturated Fat.

We used Mollusks, oyster, eastern, cooked, breaded and fried 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
Oyster
7
:
Contains more Iron +1682.1%
Contains more Calcium +376.9%
Contains more Potassium +171.1%
Contains more Magnesium +34.9%
Contains more Copper +13318.8%
Contains more Zinc +26303%
Contains less Sodium -21.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +77.4%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 261% 19% 22% 42% 1432% 2377% 69% 55%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 4% 8% 31% 11% 10% 121% 69%
Contains more Iron +1682.1%
Contains more Calcium +376.9%
Contains more Potassium +171.1%
Contains more Magnesium +34.9%
Contains more Copper +13318.8%
Contains more Zinc +26303%
Contains less Sodium -21.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +77.4%

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
Oyster
8
:
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +152.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +166.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2642.1%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +103.1%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 13% 19% 0% 0% 38% 47% 31% 17% 15% 1954% 0% 24%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +400%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +152.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +166.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2642.1%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +103.1%

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
179
Oyster
12
Crab stick
Mineral Summary Score
534
Oyster
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
53%
Oyster
46%
Crab stick
Carbohydrates
12%
Oyster
15%
Crab stick
Fats
58%
Oyster
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.
Oyster Crab stick
Lower in Sugars 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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Oyster 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?
Oyster
Oyster contains less Sugars (difference - 6.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Oyster
Oyster contains less Sodium (difference - 112mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Oyster
Oyster is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Oyster
Oyster is cheaper (difference - $9)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Oyster
Oyster is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Oyster
Oyster is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 51mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.981g)

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 Oyster Crab stick Opinion
Calories 199 95 Oyster
Protein 8.77 7.62 Oyster
Fats 12.58 0.46 Oyster
Vitamin C 3.8 0 Oyster
Carbs 11.62 15 Crab stick
Cholesterol 71 20 Crab stick
Vitamin D 0 Crab stick
Iron 6.95 0.39 Oyster
Calcium 62 13 Oyster
Potassium 244 90 Oyster
Magnesium 58 43 Oyster
Sugars 6.25 Oyster
Fiber 0.5 Crab stick
Copper 4.294 0.032 Oyster
Zinc 87.13 0.33 Oyster
Starch 3.5 Crab stick
Phosphorus 159 282 Crab stick
Sodium 417 529 Oyster
Vitamin A 302 0 Oyster
Vitamin E 0.17 Crab stick
Vitamin D 0 Crab stick
Vitamin B1 0.15 0.03 Oyster
Vitamin B2 0.202 0.08 Oyster
Vitamin B3 1.65 0.62 Oyster
Vitamin B5 0.27 0 Oyster
Vitamin B6 0.064 0.13 Crab stick
Vitamin B12 15.63 0.57 Oyster
Vitamin K 0.4 Crab stick
Folate 31 0 Oyster
Trans Fat 0.008 Oyster
Saturated Fat 3.197 0.216 Crab stick
Monounsaturated Fat 4.702 0.275 Oyster
Polyunsaturated fat 3.313 0.143 Oyster
Tryptophan 0.105 0.075 Oyster
Threonine 0.365 0.285 Oyster
Isoleucine 0.396 0.23 Oyster
Leucine 0.638 0.607 Oyster
Lysine 0.582 0.707 Crab stick
Methionine 0.199 0.261 Crab stick
Phenylalanine 0.352 0.26 Oyster
Valine 0.409 0.286 Oyster
Histidine 0.175 0.156 Oyster
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. Oyster - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171979/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.