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Oysters vs. Crab stick — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Oysters and Crab stick?

  • Oysters is higher in Zinc, Vitamin B12, Copper, Iron, Selenium, Manganese, and Choline, however, Crab stick is richer in Phosphorus.
  • Oysters's daily need coverage for Zinc is 712% more.
  • Crab stick contains 178 times less Copper than Oysters. Oysters contains 5.707mg of Copper, while Crab stick contains 0.032mg.
  • Crab stick has less Cholesterol.

We used Mollusks, oyster, eastern, wild, cooked, moist heat and Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, imitation, made from surimi types 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +792.3%
Contains more Iron +2261.5%
Contains more Potassium +54.4%
Contains less Sodium -68.6%
Contains more Zinc +23718.2%
Contains more Copper +17734.4%
Contains more Manganese +5272.7%
Contains more Selenium +77.1%
Contains more Magnesium +22.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 35% 346% 25% 84% 13% 22% 2144% 1903% 78% 216%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 15% 31% 121% 8% 69% 10% 11% 2% 122%
Contains more Calcium +792.3%
Contains more Iron +2261.5%
Contains more Potassium +54.4%
Contains less Sodium -68.6%
Contains more Zinc +23718.2%
Contains more Copper +17734.4%
Contains more Manganese +5272.7%
Contains more Selenium +77.1%
Contains more Magnesium +22.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +45.4%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts 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 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +198.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2970.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +400%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +113.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 6% 34% 0% 0% 9% 42% 35% 27% 15% 11% 2188% 5%
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 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +125%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +198.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2970.2%
Contains more Vitamin K +400%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +113.1%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +49.9%
Contains more Fats +643.5%
Contains more Carbs +175.2%
Contains more Other +48.7%
Equal in Water - 74.66
11% 3% 5% 78%
Protein: 11.42 g
Fats: 3.42 g
Carbs: 5.45 g
Water: 78.19 g
Other: 1.52 g
8% 15% 75% 2%
Protein: 7.62 g
Fats: 0.46 g
Carbs: 15 g
Water: 74.66 g
Other: 2.26 g
Contains more Protein +49.9%
Contains more Fats +643.5%
Contains more Carbs +175.2%
Contains more Other +48.7%
Equal in Water - 74.66

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +84%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +638.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -77.2%
38% 20% 42%
Saturated Fat: 0.948 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.506 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.056 g
34% 43% 23%
Saturated Fat: 0.216 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.275 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.143 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +84%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +638.5%
Contains less Saturated Fat -77.2%

Carbohydrate type comparison

Carbohydrate type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Starch +288.9%
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +117.9%
Contains more Fructose +∞%
42% 58%
Starch: 0.9 g
Sucrose: 0 g
Glucose: 1.23 g
Fructose: 0 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
36% 30% 27% 6%
Starch: 3.5 g
Sucrose: 2.95 g
Glucose: 2.68 g
Fructose: 0.62 g
Lactose: 0 g
Maltose: 0 g
Galactose: 0 g
Contains more Starch +288.9%
Contains more Sucrose +∞%
Contains more Glucose +117.9%
Contains more Fructose +∞%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Oysters 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 Oysters Crab stick Opinion
Net carbs 5.45g 14.5g Crab stick
Protein 11.42g 7.62g Oysters
Fats 3.42g 0.46g Oysters
Carbs 5.45g 15g Crab stick
Calories 102kcal 95kcal Oysters
Starch 0.9g 3.5g Crab stick
Fructose 0g 0.62g Crab stick
Sugar 1.23g 6.25g Oysters
Fiber 0g 0.5g Crab stick
Calcium 116mg 13mg Oysters
Iron 9.21mg 0.39mg Oysters
Magnesium 35mg 43mg Crab stick
Phosphorus 194mg 282mg Crab stick
Potassium 139mg 90mg Oysters
Sodium 166mg 529mg Oysters
Zinc 78.6mg 0.33mg Oysters
Copper 5.707mg 0.032mg Oysters
Manganese 0.591mg 0.011mg Oysters
Selenium 39.5µg 22.3µg Oysters
Vitamin A 88IU 0IU Oysters
Vitamin A RAE 26µg 0µg Oysters
Vitamin E 1.7mg 0.17mg Oysters
Vitamin D 2IU 0IU Oysters
Vitamin B1 0.036mg 0.03mg Oysters
Vitamin B2 0.18mg 0.08mg Oysters
Vitamin B3 1.85mg 0.62mg Oysters
Vitamin B5 0.447mg 0mg Oysters
Vitamin B6 0.061mg 0.13mg Crab stick
Folate 14µg 0µg Oysters
Vitamin B12 17.5µg 0.57µg Oysters
Vitamin K 2µg 0.4µg Oysters
Tryptophan 0.138mg 0.075mg Oysters
Threonine 0.046mg 0.285mg Crab stick
Isoleucine 0.459mg 0.23mg Oysters
Leucine 0.716mg 0.607mg Oysters
Lysine 0.762mg 0.707mg Oysters
Methionine 0.257mg 0.261mg Crab stick
Phenylalanine 0.413mg 0.26mg Oysters
Valine 0.523mg 0.286mg Oysters
Histidine 0.22mg 0.156mg Oysters
Cholesterol 79mg 20mg Crab stick
Trans Fat 0.068g 0.008g Crab stick
Saturated Fat 0.948g 0.216g Crab stick
Omega-3 - DHA 0.271g 0.028g Oysters
Omega-3 - EPA 0.353g 0g Oysters
Omega-3 - DPA 0.02g 0.001g Oysters
Monounsaturated Fat 0.506g 0.275g Oysters
Polyunsaturated fat 1.056g 0.143g Oysters
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.007g 0g Oysters
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.061g 0.089g Crab stick
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.004g 0g Oysters
Omega-3 - ALA 0.163g 0.008g Oysters
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.004g 0g Oysters
Omega-6 - Dihomo-gamma-linoleic acid 0.007g 0g Oysters

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Oysters Crab stick
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
197%
Oysters
12%
Crab stick
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
486%
Oysters
39%
Crab stick

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Oysters
Oysters is lower in Sugar (difference - 5.02g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Oysters
Oysters contains less Sodium (difference - 363mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Oysters
Oysters is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Oysters
Oysters is cheaper (difference - $9)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Oysters
Oysters is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Oysters
Oysters is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 59mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.732g)

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. Oysters - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171980/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.