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Crab stick vs Tuna - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Crab stick and Tuna?

  • Tuna has more Vitamin B12, Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B3, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, and Iron than Crab stick.
  • Tuna's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 430% higher.
  • Tuna has 11 times less Sodium than Crab stick. Crab stick has 529mg of Sodium, while Tuna has 50mg.

We used Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, imitation, made from surimi and Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, cooked, dry heat types in this comparison.

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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 +30%
Contains more Iron +235.9%
Contains more Magnesium +48.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.6%
Contains more Potassium +258.9%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Copper +243.8%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 15% 31% 121% 8% 69% 10% 11%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 50% 46% 140% 29% 7% 22% 37%
Contains more Calcium +30%
Contains more Iron +235.9%
Contains more Magnesium +48.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.6%
Contains more Potassium +258.9%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Copper +243.8%

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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +826.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +282.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1600%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +303.8%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1808.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 4% 0% 0% 8% 19% 12% 0% 30% 0% 72% 1%
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 A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +826.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +282.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1600%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +303.8%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1808.8%

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 stick Tuna
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab stick Tuna Opinion
Net carbs 14.5g 0g Crab stick
Protein 7.62g 29.91g Tuna
Fats 0.46g 6.28g Tuna
Carbs 15g 0g Crab stick
Calories 95kcal 184kcal Tuna
Starch 3.5g g Crab stick
Fructose 0.62g g Crab stick
Sugar 6.25g g Tuna
Fiber 0.5g 0g Crab stick
Calcium 13mg 10mg Crab stick
Iron 0.39mg 1.31mg Tuna
Magnesium 43mg 64mg Tuna
Phosphorus 282mg 326mg Tuna
Potassium 90mg 323mg Tuna
Sodium 529mg 50mg Tuna
Zinc 0.33mg 0.77mg Tuna
Copper 0.032mg 0.11mg Tuna
Vitamin A 0IU 2520IU Tuna
Vitamin E 0.17mg mg Crab stick
Vitamin D 0IU IU Crab stick
Vitamin D 0µg µg Crab stick
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.03mg 0.278mg Tuna
Vitamin B2 0.08mg 0.306mg Tuna
Vitamin B3 0.62mg 10.54mg Tuna
Vitamin B5 0mg 1.37mg Tuna
Vitamin B6 0.13mg 0.525mg Tuna
Folate 0µg 2µg Tuna
Vitamin B12 0.57µg 10.88µg Tuna
Vitamin K 0.4µg µg Crab stick
Tryptophan 0.075mg 0.335mg Tuna
Threonine 0.285mg 1.311mg Tuna
Isoleucine 0.23mg 1.378mg Tuna
Leucine 0.607mg 2.431mg Tuna
Lysine 0.707mg 2.747mg Tuna
Methionine 0.261mg 0.885mg Tuna
Phenylalanine 0.26mg 1.168mg Tuna
Valine 0.286mg 1.541mg Tuna
Histidine 0.156mg 0.88mg Tuna
Cholesterol 20mg 49mg Crab stick
Trans Fat 0.008g g Tuna
Saturated Fat 0.216g 1.612g Crab stick
Monounsaturated Fat 0.275g 2.053g Tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 0.143g 1.844g Tuna

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Crab stick Tuna
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
12
Crab stick
171
Tuna
Mineral Summary Score
33
Crab stick
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
46%
Crab stick
179%
Tuna
Carbohydrates
15%
Crab stick
0%
Tuna
Fats
2%
Crab stick
29%
Tuna

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna
Tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 479mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Tuna
Tuna is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tuna
Tuna is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tuna
Tuna is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.396g)

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 stick - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174203/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.