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Chinook salmon vs Crab meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Chinook salmon and Crab meat?

  • Chinook salmon is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A RAE, Magnesium, and Phosphorus, yet Crab meat is higher in Vitamin B12, Copper, and Zinc.
  • Crab meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 360% more.
  • Chinook salmon has 24 times more Saturated Fat than Crab meat. While Chinook salmon has 3.214g of Saturated Fat, Crab meat has only 0.133g.

We used Fish, salmon, chinook, cooked, dry heat and Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, cooked, moist heat 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 Iron +19.7%
Contains more Magnesium +93.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.5%
Contains more Potassium +92.7%
Contains less Sodium -94.4%
Contains more Calcium +110.7%
Contains more Zinc +1260.7%
Contains more Copper +2130.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 9% 35% 88% 159% 45% 8% 16% 18%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 29% 45% 120% 24% 140% 208% 394%
Contains more Iron +19.7%
Contains more Magnesium +93.7%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.5%
Contains more Potassium +92.7%
Contains less Sodium -94.4%
Contains more Calcium +110.7%
Contains more Zinc +1260.7%
Contains more Copper +2130.2%

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 +1610.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +180%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +649.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +116.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +156.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +85.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20.5%
Contains more Folate +45.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +300.7%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 30% 0% 0% 14% 11% 36% 189% 52% 107% 27% 359% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 26% 14% 13% 26% 24% 42% 39% 1438% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +1610.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +180%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +649.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +116.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +156.7%
Contains more Vitamin C +85.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20.5%
Contains more Folate +45.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +300.7%

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.
Chinook salmon Crab meat
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Sugar Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Chinook salmon Crab meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 25.72g 19.35g Chinook salmon
Fats 13.38g 1.54g Chinook salmon
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 231kcal 97kcal Chinook salmon
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 28mg 59mg Crab meat
Iron 0.91mg 0.76mg Chinook salmon
Magnesium 122mg 63mg Chinook salmon
Phosphorus 371mg 280mg Chinook salmon
Potassium 505mg 262mg Chinook salmon
Sodium 60mg 1072mg Chinook salmon
Zinc 0.56mg 7.62mg Crab meat
Copper 0.053mg 1.182mg Crab meat
Vitamin A 496IU 29IU Chinook salmon
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 4.1mg 7.6mg Crab meat
Vitamin B1 0.044mg 0.053mg Crab meat
Vitamin B2 0.154mg 0.055mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B3 10.045mg 1.34mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B5 0.865mg 0.4mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B6 0.462mg 0.18mg Chinook salmon
Folate 35µg 51µg Crab meat
Vitamin B12 2.87µg 11.5µg Crab meat
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.288mg 0.269mg Chinook salmon
Threonine 1.127mg 0.783mg Chinook salmon
Isoleucine 1.185mg 0.938mg Chinook salmon
Leucine 2.09mg 1.536mg Chinook salmon
Lysine 2.362mg 1.684mg Chinook salmon
Methionine 0.761mg 0.545mg Chinook salmon
Phenylalanine 1.004mg 0.817mg Chinook salmon
Valine 1.325mg 0.91mg Chinook salmon
Histidine 0.757mg 0.393mg Chinook salmon
Cholesterol 85mg 53mg Crab meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 3.214g 0.133g Crab meat
Monounsaturated Fat 5.742g 0.185g Chinook salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 2.662g 0.536g Chinook salmon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Chinook salmon Crab meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
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
68
Chinook salmon
135
Crab meat
Mineral Summary Score
47
Chinook salmon
122
Crab meat

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
154%
Chinook salmon
116%
Crab meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Chinook salmon
0%
Crab meat
Fats
62%
Chinook salmon
7%
Crab meat

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 32mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.081g)
Which food is cheaper?
Crab meat
Crab meat is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 1012mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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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. Chinook salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171999/nutrients
  2. Crab meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174202/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.