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Shrimp vs Crab stick - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Shrimp and Crab stick different?

  • Shrimp is higher in Copper, Zinc, and Calcium, however Crab stick is richer in Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Cholesterol from Shrimp is 56% higher.
  • Shrimp contains 12 times more Copper than Crab stick. While Shrimp contains 0.379mg of Copper, Crab stick contains only 0.032mg.
  • Crab stick has less Cholesterol.

Crustaceans, shrimp, cooked (not previously frozen) and Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, imitation, made from surimi are the varieties used 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +438.5%
Contains more Iron +30.8%
Contains more Potassium +187.8%
Contains less Sodium -79%
Contains more Zinc +397%
Contains more Copper +1084.4%
Contains more Magnesium +10.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +19%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 22% 20% 28% 102% 23% 15% 45% 127%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 15% 31% 121% 8% 69% 10% 11%
Contains more Calcium +438.5%
Contains more Iron +30.8%
Contains more Potassium +187.8%
Contains less Sodium -79%
Contains more Zinc +397%
Contains more Copper +1084.4%
Contains more Magnesium +10.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +19%

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
Shrimp
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Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 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%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Shrimp Crab stick Opinion
Net carbs 0.2g 14.5g Crab stick
Protein 23.98g 7.62g Shrimp
Fats 0.28g 0.46g Crab stick
Carbs 0.2g 15g Crab stick
Calories 99kcal 95kcal Shrimp
Starch g 3.5g Crab stick
Fructose g 0.62g Crab stick
Sugar g 6.25g Shrimp
Fiber g 0.5g Crab stick
Calcium 70mg 13mg Shrimp
Iron 0.51mg 0.39mg Shrimp
Magnesium 39mg 43mg Crab stick
Phosphorus 237mg 282mg Crab stick
Potassium 259mg 90mg Shrimp
Sodium 111mg 529mg Shrimp
Zinc 1.64mg 0.33mg Shrimp
Copper 0.379mg 0.032mg Shrimp
Vitamin A IU 0IU Crab stick
Vitamin E mg 0.17mg Crab stick
Vitamin D IU 0IU Crab stick
Vitamin D µg 0µg Crab stick
Vitamin C mg 0mg Crab stick
Vitamin B1 mg 0.03mg Crab stick
Vitamin B2 mg 0.08mg Crab stick
Vitamin B3 mg 0.62mg Crab stick
Vitamin B5 mg 0mg Crab stick
Vitamin B6 mg 0.13mg Crab stick
Folate µg 0µg Crab stick
Vitamin B12 µg 0.57µg Crab stick
Vitamin K µg 0.4µg Crab stick
Tryptophan mg 0.075mg Crab stick
Threonine mg 0.285mg Crab stick
Isoleucine mg 0.23mg Crab stick
Leucine mg 0.607mg Crab stick
Lysine mg 0.707mg Crab stick
Methionine mg 0.261mg Crab stick
Phenylalanine mg 0.26mg Crab stick
Valine mg 0.286mg Crab stick
Histidine mg 0.156mg Crab stick
Cholesterol 189mg 20mg Crab stick
Trans Fat 0.002g 0.008g Shrimp
Saturated Fat 0.056g 0.216g Shrimp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.048g 0.275g Crab stick
Polyunsaturated fat 0.079g 0.143g Crab stick

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Shrimp 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
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Shrimp
12
Crab stick
Mineral Summary Score
47
Shrimp
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
144%
Shrimp
46%
Crab stick
Carbohydrates
0%
Shrimp
15%
Crab stick
Fats
1%
Shrimp
2%
Crab stick

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Shrimp
Shrimp contains less Sodium (difference - 418mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Shrimp
Shrimp is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.16g)
Which food is cheaper?
Shrimp
Shrimp is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 169mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Crab stick
Crab stick is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (50)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

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. Shrimp - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175180/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.