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Squid as food vs Crab stick - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Squid as food and Crab stick?

  • Squid as food is higher in Vitamin B12, Iron, Vitamin B2, Selenium, Copper, Phosphorus, and Zinc, however Crab stick is richer in Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin B5.
  • Squid as food's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 201% more.
  • Crab stick contains 31 times less Copper than Squid as food. Squid as food contains 0.998mg of Copper, while Crab stick contains 0.032mg.
  • Crab stick has less Cholesterol.

We used Mollusks, cuttlefish, mixed species, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +1284.6%
Contains more Iron +2679.5%
Contains more Magnesium +39.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +105.7%
Contains more Potassium +607.8%
Contains more Zinc +948.5%
Contains more Copper +3018.8%
Contains less Sodium -28.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 54% 407% 43% 249% 57% 98% 95% 333%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 15% 31% 121% 8% 69% 10% 11%
Contains more Calcium +1284.6%
Contains more Iron +2679.5%
Contains more Magnesium +39.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +105.7%
Contains more Potassium +607.8%
Contains more Zinc +948.5%
Contains more Copper +3018.8%
Contains less Sodium -28.9%

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +2061.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +253.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +107.7%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +847.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +76.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 41% 0% 0% 29% 5% 399% 42% 54% 63% 18% 676% 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 B2 +2061.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +253.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +107.7%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +847.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +76.5%

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.
Squid as food Crab stick
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Squid as food Crab stick Opinion
Net carbs 1.64g 14.5g Crab stick
Protein 32.48g 7.62g Squid as food
Fats 1.4g 0.46g Squid as food
Carbs 1.64g 15g Crab stick
Calories 158kcal 95kcal Squid as food
Starch g 3.5g Crab stick
Fructose g 0.62g Crab stick
Sugar g 6.25g Squid as food
Fiber 0g 0.5g Crab stick
Calcium 180mg 13mg Squid as food
Iron 10.84mg 0.39mg Squid as food
Magnesium 60mg 43mg Squid as food
Phosphorus 580mg 282mg Squid as food
Potassium 637mg 90mg Squid as food
Sodium 744mg 529mg Crab stick
Zinc 3.46mg 0.33mg Squid as food
Copper 0.998mg 0.032mg Squid as food
Vitamin A 675IU 0IU Squid as food
Vitamin E mg 0.17mg Crab stick
Vitamin D IU 0IU Crab stick
Vitamin D µg 0µg Crab stick
Vitamin C 8.5mg 0mg Squid as food
Vitamin B1 0.017mg 0.03mg Crab stick
Vitamin B2 1.729mg 0.08mg Squid as food
Vitamin B3 2.189mg 0.62mg Squid as food
Vitamin B5 0.9mg 0mg Squid as food
Vitamin B6 0.27mg 0.13mg Squid as food
Folate 24µg 0µg Squid as food
Vitamin B12 5.4µg 0.57µg Squid as food
Vitamin K µg 0.4µg Crab stick
Tryptophan 0.364mg 0.075mg Squid as food
Threonine 1.398mg 0.285mg Squid as food
Isoleucine 1.414mg 0.23mg Squid as food
Leucine 2.287mg 0.607mg Squid as food
Lysine 2.427mg 0.707mg Squid as food
Methionine 0.733mg 0.261mg Squid as food
Phenylalanine 1.164mg 0.26mg Squid as food
Valine 1.419mg 0.286mg Squid as food
Histidine 0.624mg 0.156mg Squid as food
Cholesterol 224mg 20mg Crab stick
Trans Fat g 0.008g Squid as food
Saturated Fat 0.236g 0.216g Crab stick
Monounsaturated Fat 0.162g 0.275g Crab stick
Polyunsaturated fat 0.268g 0.143g Squid as food

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Squid as food Crab stick
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
110
Squid as food
12
Crab stick
Mineral Summary Score
167
Squid as food
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
195%
Squid as food
46%
Crab stick
Carbohydrates
2%
Squid as food
15%
Crab stick
Fats
6%
Squid as food
2%
Crab stick

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Squid as food
Squid as food is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.25g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Squid as food
Squid as food is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Squid as food
Squid as food is cheaper (difference - $12)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Squid as food
Squid as food is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Squid as food
Squid as food is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sodium?
Crab stick
Crab stick contains less Sodium (difference - 215mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 204mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.02g)

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. Squid as food - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172010/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.