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Crab meat vs Tuna salad - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Crab meat and Tuna salad

  • Crab meat is higher in Vitamin B12, Copper, Zinc, Phosphorus, Folate, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6, yet Tuna salad is higher in Vitamin B3.
  • Crab meat covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 429% more than Tuna salad.
  • Crab meat contains 14 times more Zinc than Tuna salad. While Crab meat contains 7.62mg of Zinc, Tuna salad contains only 0.56mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Tuna salad is lower.

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

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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 +247.1%
Contains more Magnesium +231.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.3%
Contains more Potassium +47.2%
Contains more Zinc +1260.7%
Contains more Copper +715.2%
Contains more Iron +31.6%
Contains less Sodium -62.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 29% 45% 120% 24% 140% 208% 394%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 38% 14% 77% 16% 53% 16% 49%
Contains more Calcium +247.1%
Contains more Magnesium +231.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.3%
Contains more Potassium +47.2%
Contains more Zinc +1260.7%
Contains more Copper +715.2%
Contains more Iron +31.6%
Contains less Sodium -62.5%

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 +245.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +71%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +122.2%
Contains more Folate +537.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +858.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +234.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +400%
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% 0% 0% 8% 8% 17% 126% 16% 19% 6% 150% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +245.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +71%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +122.2%
Contains more Folate +537.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +858.3%
Contains more Vitamin A +234.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +400%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab meat Tuna salad Opinion
Net carbs 0g 9.41g Tuna salad
Protein 19.35g 16.04g Crab meat
Fats 1.54g 9.26g Tuna salad
Carbs 0g 9.41g Tuna salad
Calories 97kcal 187kcal Tuna salad
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 59mg 17mg Crab meat
Iron 0.76mg 1mg Tuna salad
Magnesium 63mg 19mg Crab meat
Phosphorus 280mg 178mg Crab meat
Potassium 262mg 178mg Crab meat
Sodium 1072mg 402mg Tuna salad
Zinc 7.62mg 0.56mg Crab meat
Copper 1.182mg 0.145mg Crab meat
Vitamin A 29IU 97IU Tuna salad
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 7.6mg 2.2mg Crab meat
Vitamin B1 0.053mg 0.031mg Crab meat
Vitamin B2 0.055mg 0.07mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B3 1.34mg 6.7mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B5 0.4mg 0.26mg Crab meat
Vitamin B6 0.18mg 0.081mg Crab meat
Folate 51µg 8µg Crab meat
Vitamin B12 11.5µg 1.2µg Crab meat
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.269mg 0.18mg Crab meat
Threonine 0.783mg 0.701mg Crab meat
Isoleucine 0.938mg 0.739mg Crab meat
Leucine 1.536mg 1.293mg Crab meat
Lysine 1.684mg 1.457mg Crab meat
Methionine 0.545mg 0.47mg Crab meat
Phenylalanine 0.817mg 0.626mg Crab meat
Valine 0.91mg 0.824mg Crab meat
Histidine 0.393mg 0.467mg Tuna salad
Cholesterol 53mg 13mg Tuna salad
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.133g 1.544g Crab meat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.185g 2.887g Tuna salad
Polyunsaturated fat 0.536g 4.122g Tuna salad

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Crab meat Tuna salad
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
29
Tuna salad
Mineral Summary Score
122
Crab meat
33
Tuna salad

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
96%
Tuna salad
Carbohydrates
0%
Crab meat
9%
Tuna salad
Fats
7%
Crab meat
43%
Tuna salad

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad contains less Sodium (difference - 670mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 40mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is cheaper (difference - $12)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.411g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Crab meat
Crab meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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 salad - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175160/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.