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Crab meat vs Skipjack tuna - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Crab meat and Skipjack tuna?

  • Crab meat is higher in Vitamin B12, Copper, Zinc, and Folate, yet Skipjack tuna is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Selenium, Iron, and Potassium.
  • Crab meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 388% more.
  • Crab meat has 23 times more Sodium than Skipjack tuna. While Crab meat has 1072mg of Sodium, Skipjack tuna has only 47mg.

We used Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, cooked, moist heat and Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, 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 +59.5%
Contains more Magnesium +43.2%
Contains more Zinc +625.7%
Contains more Copper +974.5%
Contains more Iron +110.5%
Contains more Potassium +99.2%
Contains less Sodium -95.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 285
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 29% 45% 120% 24% 140% 208% 394%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 60% 32% 123% 47% 7% 29% 37%
Contains more Calcium +59.5%
Contains more Magnesium +43.2%
Contains more Zinc +625.7%
Contains more Copper +974.5%
Contains more Iron +110.5%
Contains more Potassium +99.2%
Contains less Sodium -95.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 285

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 +660%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +39.5%
Contains more Folate +410%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +425.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +106.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +121.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1299.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +445%
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 4% 0% 0% 4% 10% 29% 352% 30% 227% 8% 274% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +660%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +39.5%
Contains more Folate +410%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +425.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +106.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +121.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1299.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +445%

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 Skipjack tuna
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Skipjack tuna Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 19.35g 28.21g Skipjack tuna
Fats 1.54g 1.29g Crab meat
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 97kcal 132kcal Skipjack tuna
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 59mg 37mg Crab meat
Iron 0.76mg 1.6mg Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 63mg 44mg Crab meat
Phosphorus 280mg 285mg Skipjack tuna
Potassium 262mg 522mg Skipjack tuna
Sodium 1072mg 47mg Skipjack tuna
Zinc 7.62mg 1.05mg Crab meat
Copper 1.182mg 0.11mg Crab meat
Vitamin A 29IU 60IU Skipjack tuna
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 7.6mg 1mg Crab meat
Vitamin B1 0.053mg 0.038mg Crab meat
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.122mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B3 1.34mg 18.756mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.4mg 0.485mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B6 0.18mg 0.981mg Skipjack tuna
Folate 51µg 10µg Crab meat
Vitamin B12 11.5µg 2.19µg Crab meat
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.269mg 0.316mg Skipjack tuna
Threonine 0.783mg 1.237mg Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 0.938mg 1.3mg Skipjack tuna
Leucine 1.536mg 2.293mg Skipjack tuna
Lysine 1.684mg 2.59mg Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.545mg 0.835mg Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 0.817mg 1.101mg Skipjack tuna
Valine 0.91mg 1.453mg Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.393mg 0.83mg Skipjack tuna
Cholesterol 53mg 60mg Crab meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.133g 0.42g Crab meat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.185g 0.243g Skipjack tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 0.536g 0.403g Crab meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Crab meat Skipjack tuna
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
78
Skipjack tuna
Mineral Summary Score
122
Crab meat
43
Skipjack tuna

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
169%
Skipjack tuna
Carbohydrates
0%
Crab meat
0%
Skipjack tuna
Fats
7%
Crab meat
6%
Skipjack tuna

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 1025mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.287g)
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. Skipjack tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172005/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.