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Shark vs Crab stick - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Summary of differences between Shark and Crab stick

  • Shark has more Vitamin B12, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3 and Choline, however Crab stick is higher in Vitamin B5, Phosphorus and Vitamin A.
  • Shark covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 38% more than Crab stick.
  • Shark has 5 times more Choline than Crab stick. While Shark has 65mg of Choline, Crab stick has only 13mg.
  • Crab stick has less Cholesterol.

These are the specific foods used in this comparison Fish, shark, mixed species, raw 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
Shark
7
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Contains more Iron +115.4%
Contains more Calcium +161.5%
Contains more Potassium +77.8%
Contains more Magnesium +14%
Contains more Zinc +30.3%
Contains less Sodium -85.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.032
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 32% 11% 15% 35% 11% 12% 90% 11%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 4% 8% 31% 11% 10% 121% 69%
Contains more Iron +115.4%
Contains more Calcium +161.5%
Contains more Potassium +77.8%
Contains more Magnesium +14%
Contains more Zinc +30.3%
Contains less Sodium -85.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.032

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
Shark
9
:
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +488.2%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +373.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +207.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +161.4%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 14% 20% 18% 11% 15% 56% 42% 93% 187% 1% 3%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +488.2%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +40%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +373.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +207.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +161.4%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%

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
38
Shark
12
Crab stick
Mineral Summary Score
27
Shark
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
126%
Shark
46%
Crab stick
Carbohydrates
0%
Shark
15%
Crab stick
Fats
21%
Shark
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.
Shark 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
Shark 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?
Shark
Shark contains less Sugars (difference - 6.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shark
Shark contains less Sodium (difference - 450mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Shark
Shark is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Shark
Shark is cheaper (difference - $12)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Shark
Shark is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Shark
Shark is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 31mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.709g)

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 Shark Crab stick Opinion
Calories 130 95 Shark
Protein 20.98 7.62 Shark
Fats 4.51 0.46 Shark
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 15 Crab stick
Cholesterol 51 20 Crab stick
Vitamin D 24 0 Shark
Iron 0.84 0.39 Shark
Calcium 34 13 Shark
Potassium 160 90 Shark
Magnesium 49 43 Shark
Sugars 0 6.25 Shark
Fiber 0 0.5 Crab stick
Copper 0.033 0.032 Shark
Zinc 0.43 0.33 Shark
Starch 3.5 Crab stick
Phosphorus 210 282 Crab stick
Sodium 79 529 Shark
Vitamin A 233 0 Shark
Vitamin E 1 0.17 Shark
Vitamin D 0.6 0 Shark
Vitamin B1 0.042 0.03 Shark
Vitamin B2 0.062 0.08 Crab stick
Vitamin B3 2.938 0.62 Shark
Vitamin B5 0.695 0 Shark
Vitamin B6 0.4 0.13 Shark
Vitamin B12 1.49 0.57 Shark
Vitamin K 0.1 0.4 Crab stick
Folate 3 0 Shark
Trans Fat 0.008 Shark
Saturated Fat 0.925 0.216 Crab stick
Monounsaturated Fat 1.808 0.275 Shark
Polyunsaturated fat 1.195 0.143 Shark
Tryptophan 0.235 0.075 Shark
Threonine 0.92 0.285 Shark
Isoleucine 0.967 0.23 Shark
Leucine 1.705 0.607 Shark
Lysine 1.926 0.707 Shark
Methionine 0.621 0.261 Shark
Phenylalanine 0.819 0.26 Shark
Valine 1.081 0.286 Shark
Histidine 0.618 0.156 Shark
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. Shark - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173697/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.