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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
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Contains more Calcium +59.5%
Contains more Magnesium +43.2%
Contains more Copper +974.5%
Contains more Zinc +625.7%
Contains more Iron +110.5%
Contains more Potassium +99.2%
Contains less Sodium -95.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 285
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 29% 18% 24% 45% 394% 208% 120% 140%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 60% 12% 47% 32% 37% 29% 123% 7%
Contains more Calcium +59.5%
Contains more Magnesium +43.2%
Contains more Copper +974.5%
Contains more Zinc +625.7%
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 Vitamin B12 +425.1%
Contains more Folate +410%
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 26% 2% 0% 0% 14% 13% 26% 24% 42% 1438% 0% 39%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 4% 4% 0% 0% 10% 29% 352% 30% 227% 274% 0% 8%
Contains more Vitamin C +660%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +39.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +425.1%
Contains more Folate +410%
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 and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils 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 the food
Protein
116%
Crab meat
169%
Skipjack tuna
Carbohydrates
0%
Crab meat
0%
Skipjack tuna
Fats
7%
Crab meat
6%
Skipjack tuna

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at 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 Sugars Equal
Lower in glycemic index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Crab meat Skipjack tuna
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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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 Sugars?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugars ( 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 definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Crab meat Skipjack tuna Opinion
Calories 97 132 Skipjack tuna
Protein 19.35 28.21 Skipjack tuna
Fats 1.54 1.29 Crab meat
Vitamin C 7.6 1 Crab meat
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 53 60 Crab meat
Vitamin D
Iron 0.76 1.6 Skipjack tuna
Calcium 59 37 Crab meat
Potassium 262 522 Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 63 44 Crab meat
Sugars
Fiber 0 0
Copper 1.182 0.11 Crab meat
Zinc 7.62 1.05 Crab meat
Starch
Phosphorus 280 285 Skipjack tuna
Sodium 1072 47 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin A 29 60 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin E
Vitamin D
Vitamin B1 0.053 0.038 Crab meat
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.122 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B3 1.34 18.756 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.4 0.485 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B6 0.18 0.981 Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B12 11.5 2.19 Crab meat
Vitamin K
Folate 51 10 Crab meat
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.133 0.42 Crab meat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.185 0.243 Skipjack tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 0.536 0.403 Crab meat
Tryptophan 0.269 0.316 Skipjack tuna
Threonine 0.783 1.237 Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 0.938 1.3 Skipjack tuna
Leucine 1.536 2.293 Skipjack tuna
Lysine 1.684 2.59 Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.545 0.835 Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 0.817 1.101 Skipjack tuna
Valine 0.91 1.453 Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.393 0.83 Skipjack tuna
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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 of 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.