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Crab vs Salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Crab and Salmon?

  • Crab is higher in Copper, Zinc, and Selenium, yet Salmon is higher in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B5.
  • Crab's daily need coverage for Copper is 63% more.
  • Crab has 13 times more Sodium than Salmon. While Crab has 563mg of Sodium, Salmon has only 44mg.

We used Crustaceans, crab, blue, canned and Fish, salmon, Atlantic, wild, raw types in this article.

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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
Crab
5
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3
Salmon
Contains more Calcium +658.3%
Contains more Magnesium +24.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +17%
Contains more Zinc +495.3%
Contains more Copper +225.6%
Contains more Iron +60%
Contains more Potassium +89.2%
Contains less Sodium -92.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 19% 26% 101% 23% 74% 104% 272%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 30% 21% 86% 44% 6% 18% 84%
Contains more Calcium +658.3%
Contains more Magnesium +24.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +17%
Contains more Zinc +495.3%
Contains more Copper +225.6%
Contains more Iron +60%
Contains more Potassium +89.2%
Contains less Sodium -92.2%

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
Crab
6
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6
Salmon
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +104%
Contains more Vitamin A +1900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +882.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +308.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +186.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +66.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +424.4%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 3.18
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 1% 37% 0% 11% 6% 22% 52% 60% 36% 39% 417% 1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 0% 57% 88% 148% 100% 189% 19% 398% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +104%
Contains more Vitamin A +1900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +882.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +308.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +186.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +66.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +424.4%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 3.18

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab Salmon Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 17.88g 19.84g Salmon
Fats 0.74g 6.34g Salmon
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 83kcal 142kcal Salmon
Starch 0g g Crab
Fructose 0g g Crab
Sugar 0g g Salmon
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 91mg 12mg Crab
Iron 0.5mg 0.8mg Salmon
Magnesium 36mg 29mg Crab
Phosphorus 234mg 200mg Crab
Potassium 259mg 490mg Salmon
Sodium 563mg 44mg Salmon
Zinc 3.81mg 0.64mg Crab
Copper 0.814mg 0.25mg Crab
Vitamin A 2IU 40IU Salmon
Vitamin E 1.84mg mg Crab
Vitamin D 0IU IU Crab
Vitamin D 0µg µg Crab
Vitamin C 3.3mg 0mg Crab
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.226mg Salmon
Vitamin B2 0.093mg 0.38mg Salmon
Vitamin B3 2.747mg 7.86mg Salmon
Vitamin B5 0.997mg 1.664mg Salmon
Vitamin B6 0.156mg 0.818mg Salmon
Folate 51µg 25µg Crab
Vitamin B12 3.33µg 3.18µg Crab
Vitamin K 0.3µg µg Crab
Tryptophan 0.226mg 0.222mg Crab
Threonine 0.727mg 0.87mg Salmon
Isoleucine 0.776mg 0.914mg Salmon
Leucine 1.307mg 1.613mg Salmon
Lysine 1.386mg 1.822mg Salmon
Methionine 0.452mg 0.587mg Salmon
Phenylalanine 0.708mg 0.775mg Salmon
Valine 0.806mg 1.022mg Salmon
Histidine 0.393mg 0.584mg Salmon
Cholesterol 97mg 55mg Salmon
Trans Fat 0.014g g Salmon
Saturated Fat 0.201g 0.981g Crab
Monounsaturated Fat 0.129g 2.103g Salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.258g 2.539g Salmon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Crab Salmon
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
56
Crab
83
Salmon
Mineral Summary Score
80
Crab
36
Salmon

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
107%
Crab
119%
Salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Crab
0%
Salmon
Fats
3%
Crab
29%
Salmon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 519mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 42mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab
Crab is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.78g)
Which food is cheaper?
Crab
Crab is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Crab
Crab is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
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 - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171966/nutrients
  2. Salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173686/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.