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Crab vs Tuna - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Crab and Tuna different?

  • Crab is higher in Copper and Zinc, however Tuna is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin A, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1 and Vitamin B2.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Tuna is 315% higher.
  • Crab contains 11 times more Sodium than Tuna. While Crab contains 563mg of Sodium, Tuna contains only 50mg.

Crustaceans, crab, blue, canned and Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, cooked, dry heat are the varieties 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
Crab
3
:
5
Tuna
Contains more Calcium +810%
Contains more Copper +640%
Contains more Zinc +394.8%
Contains more Iron +162%
Contains more Potassium +24.7%
Contains more Magnesium +77.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.3%
Contains less Sodium -91.1%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 19% 28% 23% 26% 272% 104% 101% 74%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 50% 3% 29% 46% 37% 22% 140% 7%
Contains more Calcium +810%
Contains more Copper +640%
Contains more Zinc +394.8%
Contains more Iron +162%
Contains more Potassium +24.7%
Contains more Magnesium +77.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +39.3%
Contains less Sodium -91.1%

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
5
:
7
Tuna
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +2450%
Contains more Vitamin A +125900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1108.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +229%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +283.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +37.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +236.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +226.7%
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% 152% 0% 0% 70% 71% 198% 83% 122% 1361% 0% 2%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +2450%
Contains more Vitamin A +125900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1108.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +229%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +283.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +37.4%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +236.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +226.7%

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
171
Tuna
Mineral Summary Score
80
Crab
41
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 the food
Protein
107%
Crab
179%
Tuna
Carbohydrates
0%
Crab
0%
Tuna
Fats
3%
Crab
29%
Tuna

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

ok
ok
is better in case of low diet
Crab Tuna
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?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 48mg)
Which food contains less Sugars?
Tuna
Tuna contains less Sugars (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna
Tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 513mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Tuna
Tuna is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab
Crab is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.411g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
?
The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
?
It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. See charts below for detailed information.
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 Tuna Opinion
Calories 83 184 Tuna
Protein 17.88 29.91 Tuna
Fats 0.74 6.28 Tuna
Vitamin C 3.3 0 Crab
Carbs 0 0
Cholesterol 97 49 Tuna
Vitamin D 0 Crab
Iron 0.5 1.31 Tuna
Calcium 91 10 Crab
Potassium 259 323 Tuna
Magnesium 36 64 Tuna
Sugars 0 Tuna
Fiber 0 0
Copper 0.814 0.11 Crab
Zinc 3.81 0.77 Crab
Starch 0 Crab
Phosphorus 234 326 Tuna
Sodium 563 50 Tuna
Vitamin A 2 2520 Tuna
Vitamin E 1.84 Crab
Vitamin D 0 Crab
Vitamin B1 0.023 0.278 Tuna
Vitamin B2 0.093 0.306 Tuna
Vitamin B3 2.747 10.54 Tuna
Vitamin B5 0.997 1.37 Tuna
Vitamin B6 0.156 0.525 Tuna
Vitamin B12 3.33 10.88 Tuna
Vitamin K 0.3 Crab
Folate 51 2 Crab
Trans Fat 0.014 Tuna
Saturated Fat 0.201 1.612 Crab
Monounsaturated Fat 0.129 2.053 Tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 0.258 1.844 Tuna
Tryptophan 0.226 0.335 Tuna
Threonine 0.727 1.311 Tuna
Isoleucine 0.776 1.378 Tuna
Leucine 1.307 2.431 Tuna
Lysine 1.386 2.747 Tuna
Methionine 0.452 0.885 Tuna
Phenylalanine 0.708 1.168 Tuna
Valine 0.806 1.541 Tuna
Histidine 0.393 0.88 Tuna
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. Tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173707/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.