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Crab meat vs Chinook salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Crab meat and Chinook salmon?

  • Crab meat is higher in Vitamin B12, Copper, and Zinc, yet Chinook salmon is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin A RAE, Magnesium, and Phosphorus.
  • Crab meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 360% more.
  • Crab meat has 22 times more Copper than Chinook salmon. While Crab meat has 1.182mg of Copper, Chinook salmon has only 0.053mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Chinook salmon is lower.

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

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 C +85.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20.5%
Contains more Folate +45.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +300.7%
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%
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%
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%
Contains more Vitamin C +85.4%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +20.5%
Contains more Folate +45.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +300.7%
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%

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Crab meat Chinook salmon
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
135
Crab meat
68
Chinook salmon
Mineral Summary Score
122
Crab meat
47
Chinook salmon

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

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. Crab meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174202/nutrients
  2. Chinook salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171999/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.