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Crab meat vs Smoked salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Crab meat and Smoked salmon

  • Crab meat is richer in Vitamin B12, Copper, Zinc, Phosphorus, Selenium, Folate, and Magnesium, yet Smoked salmon is richer in Vitamin B3.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Crab meat is 343% higher.
  • Crab meat contains 26 times more Folate than Smoked salmon. Crab meat contains 51µg of Folate, while Smoked salmon contains 2µg.
  • Smoked salmon contains less Cholesterol.

Food types used in this article are Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, cooked, moist heat and Fish, salmon, chinook, smoked.

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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 +436.4%
Contains more Potassium +49.7%
Contains more Magnesium +250%
Contains more Copper +413.9%
Contains more Zinc +2358.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.7%
Contains more Iron +11.8%
Contains less Sodium -37.3%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 29% 18% 24% 45% 394% 208% 120% 140%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 32% 4% 16% 13% 77% 9% 71% 88%
Contains more Calcium +436.4%
Contains more Potassium +49.7%
Contains more Magnesium +250%
Contains more Copper +413.9%
Contains more Zinc +2358.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.7%
Contains more Iron +11.8%
Contains less Sodium -37.3%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +252.8%
Contains more Folate +2450%
Contains more Vitamin A +200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +83.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +252.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +117.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +54.4%
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 0% 6% 28% 514% 6% 24% 89% 53% 65% 408% 1% 2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +252.8%
Contains more Folate +2450%
Contains more Vitamin A +200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +83.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +252.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +117.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +54.4%

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
99
Smoked salmon
Mineral Summary Score
122
Crab meat
38
Smoked 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
110%
Smoked salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Crab meat
0%
Smoked salmon
Fats
7%
Crab meat
20%
Smoked salmon

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 Smoked salmon
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in glycemic index Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 30mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 400mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.796g)
Which food is cheaper?
Crab meat
Crab meat is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Crab meat
Crab meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab meat Smoked salmon Opinion
Calories 97 117 Smoked salmon
Protein 19.35 18.28 Crab meat
Fats 1.54 4.32 Smoked salmon
Vitamin C 7.6 0 Crab meat
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 53 23 Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 685 Smoked salmon
Iron 0.76 0.85 Smoked salmon
Calcium 59 11 Crab meat
Potassium 262 175 Crab meat
Magnesium 63 18 Crab meat
Sugar 0 Crab meat
Fiber 0 0
Copper 1.182 0.23 Crab meat
Zinc 7.62 0.31 Crab meat
Starch
Phosphorus 280 164 Crab meat
Sodium 1072 672 Smoked salmon
Vitamin A 29 87 Smoked salmon
Vitamin E 1.35 Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 17.1 Smoked salmon
Vitamin B1 0.053 0.023 Crab meat
Vitamin B2 0.055 0.101 Smoked salmon
Vitamin B3 1.34 4.72 Smoked salmon
Vitamin B5 0.4 0.87 Smoked salmon
Vitamin B6 0.18 0.278 Smoked salmon
Vitamin B12 11.5 3.26 Crab meat
Vitamin K 0.1 Smoked salmon
Folate 51 2 Crab meat
Trans Fat
Saturated Fat 0.133 0.929 Crab meat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.185 2.023 Smoked salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.536 0.995 Smoked salmon
Tryptophan 0.269 0.205 Crab meat
Threonine 0.783 0.801 Smoked salmon
Isoleucine 0.938 0.842 Crab meat
Leucine 1.536 1.486 Crab meat
Lysine 1.684 1.679 Crab meat
Methionine 0.545 0.541 Crab meat
Phenylalanine 0.817 0.714 Crab meat
Valine 0.91 0.942 Smoked salmon
Histidine 0.393 0.538 Smoked salmon
Fructose

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. Smoked salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173687/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.