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Mussel vs Crab stick - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Mussel and Crab stick

  • Mussel has more Vitamin B12, Manganese, Selenium, Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, and Zinc, however Crab stick is higher in Vitamin B5, Folate, and Vitamin C.
  • Mussel covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 976% more than Crab stick.
  • Mussel has 618 times more Manganese than Crab stick. While Mussel has 6.8mg of Manganese, Crab stick has only 0.011mg.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Mollusks, mussel, blue, cooked, moist heat and Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, imitation, made from surimi.

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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 +153.8%
Contains more Iron +1623.1%
Contains more Potassium +197.8%
Contains less Sodium -30.2%
Contains more Zinc +709.1%
Contains more Copper +365.6%
Contains more Magnesium +16.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 282
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 10% 252% 27% 123% 24% 49% 73% 50%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 15% 31% 121% 8% 69% 10% 11%
Contains more Calcium +153.8%
Contains more Iron +1623.1%
Contains more Potassium +197.8%
Contains less Sodium -30.2%
Contains more Zinc +709.1%
Contains more Copper +365.6%
Contains more Magnesium +16.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 282

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
Mussel
8
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +425%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +383.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +4110.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +30%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 19% 0% 0% 46% 75% 97% 57% 57% 24% 57% 3000% 0%
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 C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +900%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +425%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +383.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +4110.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +30%

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.
Mussel Crab stick
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Mussel Crab stick Opinion
Net carbs 7.39g 14.5g Crab stick
Protein 23.8g 7.62g Mussel
Fats 4.48g 0.46g Mussel
Carbs 7.39g 15g Crab stick
Calories 172kcal 95kcal Mussel
Starch g 3.5g Crab stick
Fructose g 0.62g Crab stick
Sugar g 6.25g Mussel
Fiber 0g 0.5g Crab stick
Calcium 33mg 13mg Mussel
Iron 6.72mg 0.39mg Mussel
Magnesium 37mg 43mg Crab stick
Phosphorus 285mg 282mg Mussel
Potassium 268mg 90mg Mussel
Sodium 369mg 529mg Mussel
Zinc 2.67mg 0.33mg Mussel
Copper 0.149mg 0.032mg Mussel
Vitamin A 304IU 0IU Mussel
Vitamin E mg 0.17mg Crab stick
Vitamin D IU 0IU Crab stick
Vitamin D µg 0µg Crab stick
Vitamin C 13.6mg 0mg Mussel
Vitamin B1 0.3mg 0.03mg Mussel
Vitamin B2 0.42mg 0.08mg Mussel
Vitamin B3 3mg 0.62mg Mussel
Vitamin B5 0.95mg 0mg Mussel
Vitamin B6 0.1mg 0.13mg Crab stick
Folate 76µg 0µg Mussel
Vitamin B12 24µg 0.57µg Mussel
Vitamin K µg 0.4µg Crab stick
Tryptophan 0.267mg 0.075mg Mussel
Threonine 1.025mg 0.285mg Mussel
Isoleucine 1.036mg 0.23mg Mussel
Leucine 1.676mg 0.607mg Mussel
Lysine 1.779mg 0.707mg Mussel
Methionine 0.537mg 0.261mg Mussel
Phenylalanine 0.853mg 0.26mg Mussel
Valine 1.04mg 0.286mg Mussel
Histidine 0.457mg 0.156mg Mussel
Cholesterol 56mg 20mg Crab stick
Trans Fat g 0.008g Mussel
Saturated Fat 0.85g 0.216g Crab stick
Monounsaturated Fat 1.014g 0.275g Mussel
Polyunsaturated fat 1.212g 0.143g Mussel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Mussel Crab stick
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
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
286
Mussel
12
Crab stick
Mineral Summary Score
76
Mussel
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
143%
Mussel
46%
Crab stick
Carbohydrates
7%
Mussel
15%
Crab stick
Fats
21%
Mussel
2%
Crab stick

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Mussel
Mussel is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Mussel
Mussel contains less Sodium (difference - 160mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Mussel
Mussel is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Mussel
Mussel is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Mussel
Mussel is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 36mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.634g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (50)

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. Mussel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174217/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.