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Crab meat vs Tuna - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Crab meat and Tuna

  • Crab meat is higher in Copper, Zinc, and Vitamin B12, yet Tuna is higher in Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B2, and Vitamin B1.
  • Crab meat covers your daily Copper needs 119% more than Tuna.
  • Crab meat contains 21 times more Sodium than Tuna. While Crab meat contains 1072mg of Sodium, Tuna contains only 50mg.

Food varieties used in this article are Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, cooked, moist heat and Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, cooked, dry heat.

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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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Tuna
Contains more Calcium +490%
Contains more Zinc +889.6%
Contains more Copper +974.5%
Contains more Iron +72.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.4%
Contains more Potassium +23.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 64
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 29% 45% 120% 24% 140% 208% 394%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 50% 46% 140% 29% 7% 22% 37%
Contains more Calcium +490%
Contains more Zinc +889.6%
Contains more Copper +974.5%
Contains more Iron +72.4%
Contains more Phosphorus +16.4%
Contains more Potassium +23.3%
Contains less Sodium -95.3%
Equal in Magnesium - 64

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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Tuna
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +2450%
Contains more Vitamin A +8589.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +424.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +456.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +686.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +242.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +191.7%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 10.88
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 152% 0% 0% 0% 70% 71% 198% 83% 122% 2% 1361% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +2450%
Contains more Vitamin A +8589.7%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +424.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +456.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +686.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +242.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +191.7%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 10.88

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 Tuna
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in price 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 Tuna Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 19.35g 29.91g Tuna
Fats 1.54g 6.28g Tuna
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 97kcal 184kcal Tuna
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 59mg 10mg Crab meat
Iron 0.76mg 1.31mg Tuna
Magnesium 63mg 64mg Tuna
Phosphorus 280mg 326mg Tuna
Potassium 262mg 323mg Tuna
Sodium 1072mg 50mg Tuna
Zinc 7.62mg 0.77mg Crab meat
Copper 1.182mg 0.11mg Crab meat
Vitamin A 29IU 2520IU Tuna
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 7.6mg 0mg Crab meat
Vitamin B1 0.053mg 0.278mg Tuna
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.306mg Tuna
Vitamin B3 1.34mg 10.54mg Tuna
Vitamin B5 0.4mg 1.37mg Tuna
Vitamin B6 0.18mg 0.525mg Tuna
Folate 51µg 2µg Crab meat
Vitamin B12 11.5µg 10.88µg Crab meat
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.269mg 0.335mg Tuna
Threonine 0.783mg 1.311mg Tuna
Isoleucine 0.938mg 1.378mg Tuna
Leucine 1.536mg 2.431mg Tuna
Lysine 1.684mg 2.747mg Tuna
Methionine 0.545mg 0.885mg Tuna
Phenylalanine 0.817mg 1.168mg Tuna
Valine 0.91mg 1.541mg Tuna
Histidine 0.393mg 0.88mg Tuna
Cholesterol 53mg 49mg Tuna
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.133g 1.612g Crab meat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.185g 2.053g Tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 0.536g 1.844g Tuna

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Crab meat 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
171
Tuna
Mineral Summary Score
122
Crab meat
41
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
179%
Tuna
Carbohydrates
0%
Crab meat
0%
Tuna
Fats
7%
Crab meat
29%
Tuna

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna
Tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 1022mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 4mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Tuna
Tuna is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.479g)
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. Tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173707/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.