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Crab vs. Chinook salmon — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Crab and Chinook salmon

  • Crab is higher in Copper, Zinc, and Vitamin B12, however, Chinook salmon is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Crab's daily need coverage for Copper is 85% higher.
  • Crab has 9 times more Sodium than Chinook salmon. While Crab has 563mg of Sodium, Chinook salmon has only 60mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Crustaceans, crab, blue, canned and Fish, salmon, chinook, 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +225%
Contains more Zinc +580.4%
Contains more Copper +1435.8%
Contains more Manganese +289.5%
Contains more Iron +82%
Contains more Magnesium +238.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.5%
Contains more Potassium +95%
Contains less Sodium -89.3%
Equal in Selenium - 46.8
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 28% 19% 26% 101% 23% 74% 104% 272% 10% 234%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 35% 88% 159% 45% 8% 16% 18% 3% 256%
Contains more Calcium +225%
Contains more Zinc +580.4%
Contains more Copper +1435.8%
Contains more Manganese +289.5%
Contains more Iron +82%
Contains more Magnesium +238.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.5%
Contains more Potassium +95%
Contains less Sodium -89.3%
Equal in Selenium - 46.8

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Crab
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Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.3%
Contains more Folate +45.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +16%
Contains more Vitamin A +24700%
Contains more Vitamin C +24.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +91.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +265.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +196.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1% 37% 0% 11% 6% 22% 52% 60% 36% 39% 417% 45% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 30% 0% 0% 14% 11% 36% 189% 52% 107% 27% 359% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +15.3%
Contains more Folate +45.7%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +16%
Contains more Vitamin A +24700%
Contains more Vitamin C +24.2%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +91.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +65.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +265.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +196.2%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +21.5%
Contains more Protein +43.8%
Contains more Fats +1708.1%
18% 80% 2%
Protein: 17.88 g
Fats: 0.74 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 79.69 g
Other: 1.69 g
26% 13% 66%
Protein: 25.72 g
Fats: 13.38 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 65.6 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Water +21.5%
Contains more Protein +43.8%
Contains more Fats +1708.1%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -93.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +4351.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +931.8%
34% 22% 44%
Saturated Fat: 0.201 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.129 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.258 g
28% 49% 23%
Saturated Fat: 3.214 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 5.742 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 2.662 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -93.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +4351.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +931.8%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Crab Chinook salmon
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Rich in minerals Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab Chinook salmon Opinion
Protein 17.88g 25.72g Chinook salmon
Fats 0.74g 13.38g Chinook salmon
Calories 83kcal 231kcal Chinook salmon
Calcium 91mg 28mg Crab
Iron 0.5mg 0.91mg Chinook salmon
Magnesium 36mg 122mg Chinook salmon
Phosphorus 234mg 371mg Chinook salmon
Potassium 259mg 505mg Chinook salmon
Sodium 563mg 60mg Chinook salmon
Zinc 3.81mg 0.56mg Crab
Copper 0.814mg 0.053mg Crab
Manganese 0.074mg 0.019mg Crab
Selenium 42.9µg 46.8µg Chinook salmon
Vitamin A 2IU 496IU Chinook salmon
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 149µg Chinook salmon
Vitamin E 1.84mg Crab
Vitamin C 3.3mg 4.1mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.044mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B2 0.093mg 0.154mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B3 2.747mg 10.045mg Chinook salmon
Vitamin B5 0.997mg 0.865mg Crab
Vitamin B6 0.156mg 0.462mg Chinook salmon
Folate 51µg 35µg Crab
Vitamin B12 3.33µg 2.87µg Crab
Choline 80.9mg Crab
Vitamin K 0.3µg Crab
Tryptophan 0.226mg 0.288mg Chinook salmon
Threonine 0.727mg 1.127mg Chinook salmon
Isoleucine 0.776mg 1.185mg Chinook salmon
Leucine 1.307mg 2.09mg Chinook salmon
Lysine 1.386mg 2.362mg Chinook salmon
Methionine 0.452mg 0.761mg Chinook salmon
Phenylalanine 0.708mg 1.004mg Chinook salmon
Valine 0.806mg 1.325mg Chinook salmon
Histidine 0.393mg 0.757mg Chinook salmon
Cholesterol 97mg 85mg Chinook salmon
Trans Fat 0.014g Chinook salmon
Saturated Fat 0.201g 3.214g Crab
Omega-3 - DHA 0.067g 0.727g Chinook salmon
Omega-3 - EPA 0.101g 1.01g Chinook salmon
Omega-3 - DPA 0.009g 0.296g Chinook salmon
Monounsaturated Fat 0.129g 5.742g Chinook salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.258g 2.662g Chinook salmon
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.005g Crab

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Crab Chinook salmon
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
56%
Crab
63%
Chinook salmon
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
89%
Crab
63%
Chinook salmon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab
Crab is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.013g)
Which food is cheaper?
Crab
Crab is cheaper (difference - $3)
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 503mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Chinook salmon
Chinook salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 12mg)
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

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Crab - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171966/nutrients
  2. Chinook salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171999/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.