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Crab vs Skipjack tuna - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Crab and Skipjack tuna

  • Crab is higher in Copper, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Folate, and Vitamin B5, however Skipjack tuna is richer in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Iron.
  • Skipjack tuna's daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 is 100% higher.
  • Crab has 12 times more Sodium than Skipjack tuna. While Crab has 563mg of Sodium, Skipjack tuna has only 47mg.

The food types used in this comparison are Crustaceans, crab, blue, canned and Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, 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" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +145.9%
Contains more Zinc +262.9%
Contains more Copper +640%
Contains more Iron +220%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.8%
Contains more Potassium +101.5%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 19% 26% 101% 23% 74% 104% 272%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 60% 32% 123% 47% 7% 29% 37%
Contains more Calcium +145.9%
Contains more Zinc +262.9%
Contains more Copper +640%
Contains more Iron +220%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.8%
Contains more Potassium +101.5%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%

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
7
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Contains more Vitamin C +230%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +105.6%
Contains more Folate +410%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +52.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +2900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +65.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +582.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +528.8%
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 4% 0% 0% 4% 10% 29% 352% 30% 227% 8% 274% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +230%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +105.6%
Contains more Folate +410%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +52.1%
Contains more Vitamin A +2900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +65.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +582.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +528.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab Skipjack tuna Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 17.88g 28.21g Skipjack tuna
Fats 0.74g 1.29g Skipjack tuna
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 83kcal 132kcal Skipjack tuna
Starch 0g g Crab
Fructose 0g g Crab
Sugar 0g g Skipjack tuna
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 91mg 37mg Crab
Iron 0.5mg 1.6mg Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 36mg 44mg Skipjack tuna
Phosphorus 234mg 285mg Skipjack tuna
Potassium 259mg 522mg Skipjack tuna
Sodium 563mg 47mg Skipjack tuna
Zinc 3.81mg 1.05mg Crab
Copper 0.814mg 0.11mg Crab
Vitamin A 2IU 60IU Skipjack tuna
Vitamin E 1.84mg mg Crab
Vitamin D 0IU IU Crab
Vitamin D 0µg µg Crab
Vitamin C 3.3mg 1mg Crab
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.038mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B2 0.093mg 0.122mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B3 2.747mg 18.756mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.997mg 0.485mg Crab
Vitamin B6 0.156mg 0.981mg Skipjack tuna
Folate 51µg 10µg Crab
Vitamin B12 3.33µg 2.19µg Crab
Vitamin K 0.3µg µg Crab
Tryptophan 0.226mg 0.316mg Skipjack tuna
Threonine 0.727mg 1.237mg Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 0.776mg 1.3mg Skipjack tuna
Leucine 1.307mg 2.293mg Skipjack tuna
Lysine 1.386mg 2.59mg Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.452mg 0.835mg Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 0.708mg 1.101mg Skipjack tuna
Valine 0.806mg 1.453mg Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.393mg 0.83mg Skipjack tuna
Cholesterol 97mg 60mg Skipjack tuna
Trans Fat 0.014g g Skipjack tuna
Saturated Fat 0.201g 0.42g Crab
Monounsaturated Fat 0.129g 0.243g Skipjack tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 0.258g 0.403g Skipjack tuna

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Crab Skipjack tuna
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
78
Skipjack tuna
Mineral Summary Score
80
Crab
43
Skipjack 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
107%
Crab
169%
Skipjack tuna
Carbohydrates
0%
Crab
0%
Skipjack tuna
Fats
3%
Crab
6%
Skipjack tuna

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 516mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 37mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab
Crab is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.219g)
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

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. Skipjack tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172005/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.