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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, Vitamin B5, Choline, and Vitamin A RAE, however, Crab stick is higher in Phosphorus.
  • Shark covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 38% more than Crab stick.
  • 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +161.5%
Contains more Iron +115.4%
Contains more Magnesium +14%
Contains more Potassium +77.8%
Contains less Sodium -85.1%
Contains more Zinc +30.3%
Contains more Manganese +36.4%
Contains more Selenium +63.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +34.3%
Equal in Copper - 0.032
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 11% 32% 35% 90% 15% 11% 12% 11% 2% 200%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 4% 15% 31% 121% 8% 69% 10% 11% 2% 122%
Contains more Calcium +161.5%
Contains more Iron +115.4%
Contains more Magnesium +14%
Contains more Potassium +77.8%
Contains less Sodium -85.1%
Contains more Zinc +30.3%
Contains more Manganese +36.4%
Contains more Selenium +63.7%
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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Shark
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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 Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +161.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 14% 20% 18% 0% 11% 15% 56% 42% 93% 3% 187% 1%
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 +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 Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +161.4%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +29%
Contains more Vitamin K +300%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +175.3%
Contains more Fats +880.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +143%
Equal in Water - 74.66
21% 5% 74%
Protein: 20.98 g
Fats: 4.51 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.58 g
Other: 0.93 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 +175.3%
Contains more Fats +880.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +143%
Equal in Water - 74.66

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +557.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +735.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -76.6%
24% 46% 30%
Saturated Fat: 0.925 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 1.808 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.195 g
34% 43% 23%
Saturated Fat: 0.216 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.275 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.143 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +557.5%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +735.7%
Contains less Saturated Fat -76.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Shark 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 Shark Crab stick Opinion
Net carbs 0g 14.5g Crab stick
Protein 20.98g 7.62g Shark
Fats 4.51g 0.46g Shark
Carbs 0g 15g Crab stick
Calories 130kcal 95kcal Shark
Starch 3.5g Crab stick
Fructose 0.62g Crab stick
Sugar 0g 6.25g Shark
Fiber 0g 0.5g Crab stick
Calcium 34mg 13mg Shark
Iron 0.84mg 0.39mg Shark
Magnesium 49mg 43mg Shark
Phosphorus 210mg 282mg Crab stick
Potassium 160mg 90mg Shark
Sodium 79mg 529mg Shark
Zinc 0.43mg 0.33mg Shark
Copper 0.033mg 0.032mg Shark
Manganese 0.015mg 0.011mg Shark
Selenium 36.5µg 22.3µg Shark
Vitamin A 233IU 0IU Shark
Vitamin A RAE 70µg 0µg Shark
Vitamin E 1mg 0.17mg Shark
Vitamin D 24IU 0IU Shark
Vitamin D 0.6µg 0µg Shark
Vitamin B1 0.042mg 0.03mg Shark
Vitamin B2 0.062mg 0.08mg Crab stick
Vitamin B3 2.938mg 0.62mg Shark
Vitamin B5 0.695mg 0mg Shark
Vitamin B6 0.4mg 0.13mg Shark
Folate 3µg 0µg Shark
Vitamin B12 1.49µg 0.57µg Shark
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.4µg Crab stick
Tryptophan 0.235mg 0.075mg Shark
Threonine 0.92mg 0.285mg Shark
Isoleucine 0.967mg 0.23mg Shark
Leucine 1.705mg 0.607mg Shark
Lysine 1.926mg 0.707mg Shark
Methionine 0.621mg 0.261mg Shark
Phenylalanine 0.819mg 0.26mg Shark
Valine 1.081mg 0.286mg Shark
Histidine 0.618mg 0.156mg Shark
Cholesterol 51mg 20mg Crab stick
Trans Fat 0.008g Shark
Saturated Fat 0.925g 0.216g Crab stick
Omega-3 - DHA 0.527g 0.028g Shark
Omega-3 - EPA 0.316g 0g Shark
Omega-3 - DPA 0.109g 0.001g Shark
Monounsaturated Fat 1.808g 0.275g Shark
Polyunsaturated fat 1.195g 0.143g Shark
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 0.089g Crab stick
Omega-3 - ALA 0.008g Crab stick

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Shark 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
38%
Shark
12%
Crab stick
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
41%
Shark
39%
Crab stick

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Shark
Shark is lower in Sugar (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)

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. 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.