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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
:
3
Salmon
Contains more Calcium +658.3%
Contains more Magnesium +24.1%
Contains more Copper +225.6%
Contains more Zinc +495.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +17%
Contains more Iron +60%
Contains more Potassium +89.2%
Contains less Sodium -92.2%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 19% 28% 23% 26% 272% 104% 101% 74%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 4% 44% 21% 84% 18% 86% 6%
Contains more Calcium +658.3%
Contains more Magnesium +24.1%
Contains more Copper +225.6%
Contains more Zinc +495.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +17%
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
:
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 C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 11% 1% 37% 0% 6% 22% 52% 60% 36% 417% 1% 39%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 3% 0% 0% 57% 88% 148% 100% 189% 398% 0% 19%
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 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
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 the food
Protein
107%
Crab
119%
Salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Crab
0%
Salmon
Fats
3%
Crab
29%
Salmon

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Crab Salmon
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 42mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 519mg)
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?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
?
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 Salmon Opinion
Calories 83 142 Salmon
Protein 17.88 19.84 Salmon
Fats 0.74 6.34 Salmon
Vitamin C 3.3 0 Crab
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 97 55 Salmon
Vitamin D 0 Crab
Iron 0.5 0.8 Salmon
Calcium 91 12 Crab
Potassium 259 490 Salmon
Magnesium 36 29 Crab
Sugars 0 Salmon
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.814 0.25 Crab
Zinc 3.81 0.64 Crab
Starch 0 Crab
Phosphorus 234 200 Crab
Sodium 563 44 Salmon
Vitamin A 2 40 Salmon
Vitamin E 1.84 Crab
Vitamin D 0 Crab
Vitamin B1 0.023 0.226 Salmon
Vitamin B2 0.093 0.38 Salmon
Vitamin B3 2.747 7.86 Salmon
Vitamin B5 0.997 1.664 Salmon
Vitamin B6 0.156 0.818 Salmon
Vitamin B12 3.33 3.18 Crab
Vitamin K 0.3 Crab
Folate 51 25 Crab
Trans Fat 0.014 Salmon
Saturated Fat 0.201 0.981 Crab
Monounsaturated Fat 0.129 2.103 Salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.258 2.539 Salmon
Tryptophan 0.226 0.222 Crab
Threonine 0.727 0.87 Salmon
Isoleucine 0.776 0.914 Salmon
Leucine 1.307 1.613 Salmon
Lysine 1.386 1.822 Salmon
Methionine 0.452 0.587 Salmon
Phenylalanine 0.708 0.775 Salmon
Valine 0.806 1.022 Salmon
Histidine 0.393 0.584 Salmon
Fructose 0 Crab

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 - 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.