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Crab stick vs Tuna salad - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Crab stick and Tuna salad?

  • Crab stick is richer in Phosphorus and Magnesium, while Tuna salad is higher in Vitamin B3, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Copper, Iron and Vitamin B5.
  • Tuna salad's daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 is 38% higher.
  • Tuna salad has 2 times less Magnesium than Crab stick. Crab stick has 43mg of Magnesium, while Tuna salad has 19mg.
  • Tuna salad is lower in Sodium.

We used Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, imitation, made from surimi and Fish, tuna salad 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
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Contains more Magnesium +126.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.4%
Contains more Iron +156.4%
Contains more Calcium +30.8%
Contains more Potassium +97.8%
Contains more Copper +353.1%
Contains more Zinc +69.7%
Contains less Sodium -24%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 4% 8% 31% 11% 10% 121% 69%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 38% 6% 16% 14% 49% 16% 77% 53%
Contains more Magnesium +126.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.4%
Contains more Iron +156.4%
Contains more Calcium +30.8%
Contains more Potassium +97.8%
Contains more Copper +353.1%
Contains more Zinc +69.7%
Contains less Sodium -24%

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 B2 +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +980.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +110.5%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.031
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 4% 0% 8% 19% 12% 0% 30% 72% 1% 0%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 8% 6% 0% 0% 8% 17% 126% 16% 19% 150% 0% 6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60.5%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +980.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +110.5%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.031

Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

Summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfils human daily needs, the more the summary score is
Vitamin Summary Score
12
Crab stick
29
Tuna salad
Mineral Summary Score
33
Crab stick
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 the food
Protein
46%
Crab stick
96%
Tuna salad
Carbohydrates
15%
Crab stick
9%
Tuna salad
Fats
2%
Crab stick
43%
Tuna salad

Comparison summary table

Pay attention at the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Crab stick Tuna salad
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Sugars ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Crab stick Tuna salad
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad contains less Sugars (difference - 6.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad contains less Sodium (difference - 127mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is cheaper (difference - $12)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.328g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in vitamins. See charts below for detailed information.

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

In the column "Opinion" we made some assumptions which could be controversial. For instance we are assuming that less saturated fats is good for you. Please ignore this column if you have your own opinion.We marked the nutrients, comparison of which we considered as not meaningful, as "N/A"
Nutrient Crab stick Tuna salad Opinion
Calories 95 187 Tuna salad
Protein 7.62 16.04 Tuna salad
Fats 0.46 9.26 Tuna salad
Vitamin C 0 2.2 Tuna salad
Carbs 15 9.41 Crab stick
Cholesterol 20 13 Tuna salad
Vitamin D 0 Crab stick
Iron 0.39 1 Tuna salad
Calcium 13 17 Tuna salad
Potassium 90 178 Tuna salad
Magnesium 43 19 Crab stick
Sugars 6.25 Tuna salad
Fiber 0.5 0 Crab stick
Copper 0.032 0.145 Tuna salad
Zinc 0.33 0.56 Tuna salad
Starch 3.5 Crab stick
Phosphorus 282 178 Crab stick
Sodium 529 402 Tuna salad
Vitamin A 0 97 Tuna salad
Vitamin E 0.17 Crab stick
Vitamin D 0 Crab stick
Vitamin B1 0.03 0.031 Tuna salad
Vitamin B2 0.08 0.07 Crab stick
Vitamin B3 0.62 6.7 Tuna salad
Vitamin B5 0 0.26 Tuna salad
Vitamin B6 0.13 0.081 Crab stick
Vitamin B12 0.57 1.2 Tuna salad
Vitamin K 0.4 Crab stick
Folate 0 8 Tuna salad
Trans Fat 0.008 Tuna salad
Saturated Fat 0.216 1.544 Crab stick
Monounsaturated Fat 0.275 2.887 Tuna salad
Polyunsaturated fat 0.143 4.122 Tuna salad
Tryptophan 0.075 0.18 Tuna salad
Threonine 0.285 0.701 Tuna salad
Isoleucine 0.23 0.739 Tuna salad
Leucine 0.607 1.293 Tuna salad
Lysine 0.707 1.457 Tuna salad
Methionine 0.261 0.47 Tuna salad
Phenylalanine 0.26 0.626 Tuna salad
Valine 0.286 0.824 Tuna salad
Histidine 0.156 0.467 Tuna salad
Fructose 0.62 Crab stick

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 of 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 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.