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Crab vs Smoked salmon - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Crab and Smoked salmon different?

  • Crab is richer in Copper, Zinc, Selenium, Folate, Phosphorus, and Calcium, while Smoked salmon is higher in Vitamin D, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B6.
  • Smoked salmon covers your daily need of Vitamin D 114% more than Crab.
  • Crab contains 26 times more Folate than Smoked salmon. Crab contains 51µg of Folate, while Smoked salmon contains 2µg.
  • Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol.

Crustaceans, crab, blue, canned and Fish, salmon, chinook, smoked types were used 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
Contains more Calcium +727.3%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.7%
Contains more Potassium +48%
Contains less Sodium -16.2%
Contains more Zinc +1129%
Contains more Copper +253.9%
Contains more Iron +70%
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% 32% 13% 71% 16% 88% 9% 77%
Contains more Calcium +727.3%
Contains more Magnesium +100%
Contains more Phosphorus +42.7%
Contains more Potassium +48%
Contains less Sodium -16.2%
Contains more Zinc +1129%
Contains more Copper +253.9%
Contains more Iron +70%

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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Contains more Vitamin E +36.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.6%
Contains more Folate +2450%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +4250%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +71.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +78.2%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.023
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.101
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 3.26
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 6% 28% 514% 0% 6% 24% 89% 53% 65% 2% 408% 1%
Contains more Vitamin E +36.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.6%
Contains more Folate +2450%
Contains more Vitamin K +200%
Contains more Vitamin A +4250%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +71.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +78.2%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.023
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.101
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 3.26

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab Smoked salmon Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 17.88g 18.28g Smoked salmon
Fats 0.74g 4.32g Smoked salmon
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 83kcal 117kcal Smoked salmon
Starch 0g g Crab
Fructose 0g g Crab
Sugar 0g 0g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 91mg 11mg Crab
Iron 0.5mg 0.85mg Smoked salmon
Magnesium 36mg 18mg Crab
Phosphorus 234mg 164mg Crab
Potassium 259mg 175mg Crab
Sodium 563mg 672mg Crab
Zinc 3.81mg 0.31mg Crab
Copper 0.814mg 0.23mg Crab
Vitamin A 2IU 87IU Smoked salmon
Vitamin E 1.84mg 1.35mg Crab
Vitamin D 0IU 685IU Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 0µg 17.1µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin C 3.3mg 0mg Crab
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.023mg
Vitamin B2 0.093mg 0.101mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B3 2.747mg 4.72mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B5 0.997mg 0.87mg Crab
Vitamin B6 0.156mg 0.278mg Smoked salmon
Folate 51µg 2µg Crab
Vitamin B12 3.33µg 3.26µg Crab
Vitamin K 0.3µg 0.1µg Crab
Tryptophan 0.226mg 0.205mg Crab
Threonine 0.727mg 0.801mg Smoked salmon
Isoleucine 0.776mg 0.842mg Smoked salmon
Leucine 1.307mg 1.486mg Smoked salmon
Lysine 1.386mg 1.679mg Smoked salmon
Methionine 0.452mg 0.541mg Smoked salmon
Phenylalanine 0.708mg 0.714mg Smoked salmon
Valine 0.806mg 0.942mg Smoked salmon
Histidine 0.393mg 0.538mg Smoked salmon
Cholesterol 97mg 23mg Smoked salmon
Trans Fat 0.014g g Smoked salmon
Saturated Fat 0.201g 0.929g Crab
Monounsaturated Fat 0.129g 2.023g Smoked salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.258g 0.995g Smoked salmon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Crab Smoked 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
99
Smoked salmon
Mineral Summary Score
80
Crab
38
Smoked 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
110%
Smoked salmon
Carbohydrates
0%
Crab
0%
Smoked salmon
Fats
3%
Crab
20%
Smoked salmon

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 74mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Crab
Crab contains less Sodium (difference - 109mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab
Crab is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.728g)
Which food is cheaper?
Crab
Crab is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Crab
Crab is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 g)
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. Smoked salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173687/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.