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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
Contains more Calcium +436.4%
Contains more Magnesium +250%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.7%
Contains more Potassium +49.7%
Contains more Zinc +2358.1%
Contains more Copper +413.9%
Contains more Iron +11.8%
Contains less Sodium -37.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 29% 45% 120% 24% 140% 208% 394%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 32% 13% 71% 16% 88% 9% 77%
Contains more Calcium +436.4%
Contains more Magnesium +250%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.7%
Contains more Potassium +49.7%
Contains more Zinc +2358.1%
Contains more Copper +413.9%
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 Folate +2450%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +252.8%
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 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 6% 28% 514% 0% 6% 24% 89% 53% 65% 2% 408% 1%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130.4%
Contains more Folate +2450%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +252.8%
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%

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 Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

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

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Crab meat Smoked 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
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

Which food contains less Sodium?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 400mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 30mg)
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)

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.