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Crab vs. Tuna salad — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Crab and Tuna salad different?

  • Crab is higher in Vitamin B12, Copper, Zinc, Vitamin B5, Folate, Phosphorus, and Calcium, however, Tuna salad is richer in Vitamin B3.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Crab is 89% higher.
  • Crab contains 7 times more Cholesterol than Tuna salad. While Crab contains 97mg of Cholesterol, Tuna salad contains only 13mg.

Crustaceans, crab, blue, canned and Fish, tuna salad 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains more Calcium +435.3%
Contains more Magnesium +89.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.5%
Contains more Potassium +45.5%
Contains more Zinc +580.4%
Contains more Copper +461.4%
Contains more Manganese +85%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains less Sodium -28.6%
Equal in Selenium - 41.2
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 28% 19% 26% 101% 23% 74% 104% 272% 10% 234%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 38% 14% 77% 16% 53% 16% 49% 6% 225%
Contains more Calcium +435.3%
Contains more Magnesium +89.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.5%
Contains more Potassium +45.5%
Contains more Zinc +580.4%
Contains more Copper +461.4%
Contains more Manganese +85%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains less Sodium -28.6%
Equal in Selenium - 41.2

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Crab
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Contains more Vitamin C +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +283.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +92.6%
Contains more Folate +537.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +177.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +4750%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +143.9%
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% 0% 0% 8% 8% 17% 126% 16% 19% 6% 150% 0%
Contains more Vitamin C +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +283.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +92.6%
Contains more Folate +537.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +177.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +4750%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +143.9%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +11.5%
Contains more Water +26.2%
Contains more Fats +1151.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +26%
18% 80% 2%
Protein: 17.88 g
Fats: 0.74 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 79.69 g
Other: 1.69 g
16% 9% 9% 63% 2%
Protein: 16.04 g
Fats: 9.26 g
Carbs: 9.41 g
Water: 63.16 g
Other: 2.13 g
Contains more Protein +11.5%
Contains more Water +26.2%
Contains more Fats +1151.4%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +26%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -87%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2138%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1497.7%
34% 22% 44%
Saturated Fat: 0.201 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.129 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.258 g
18% 34% 48%
Saturated Fat: 1.544 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.887 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.122 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -87%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +2138%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +1497.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Crab Tuna salad
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Glycemic Index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crab Tuna salad Opinion
Net carbs 0g 9.41g Tuna salad
Protein 17.88g 16.04g Crab
Fats 0.74g 9.26g Tuna salad
Carbs 0g 9.41g Tuna salad
Calories 83kcal 187kcal Tuna salad
Calcium 91mg 17mg Crab
Iron 0.5mg 1mg Tuna salad
Magnesium 36mg 19mg Crab
Phosphorus 234mg 178mg Crab
Potassium 259mg 178mg Crab
Sodium 563mg 402mg Tuna salad
Zinc 3.81mg 0.56mg Crab
Copper 0.814mg 0.145mg Crab
Manganese 0.074mg 0.04mg Crab
Selenium 42.9µg 41.2µg Crab
Vitamin A 2IU 97IU Tuna salad
Vitamin A RAE 1µg 24µg Tuna salad
Vitamin E 1.84mg Crab
Vitamin C 3.3mg 2.2mg Crab
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.031mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B2 0.093mg 0.07mg Crab
Vitamin B3 2.747mg 6.7mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B5 0.997mg 0.26mg Crab
Vitamin B6 0.156mg 0.081mg Crab
Folate 51µg 8µg Crab
Vitamin B12 3.33µg 1.2µg Crab
Vitamin K 0.3µg Crab
Tryptophan 0.226mg 0.18mg Crab
Threonine 0.727mg 0.701mg Crab
Isoleucine 0.776mg 0.739mg Crab
Leucine 1.307mg 1.293mg Crab
Lysine 1.386mg 1.457mg Tuna salad
Methionine 0.452mg 0.47mg Tuna salad
Phenylalanine 0.708mg 0.626mg Crab
Valine 0.806mg 0.824mg Tuna salad
Histidine 0.393mg 0.467mg Tuna salad
Cholesterol 97mg 13mg Tuna salad
Trans Fat 0.014g Tuna salad
Saturated Fat 0.201g 1.544g Crab
Omega-3 - DHA 0.067g 0.055g Crab
Omega-3 - EPA 0.101g 0.014g Crab
Omega-3 - DPA 0.009g Crab
Monounsaturated Fat 0.129g 2.887g Tuna salad
Polyunsaturated fat 0.258g 4.122g Tuna salad
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.005g Crab

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Crab Tuna salad
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
56%
Crab
29%
Tuna salad
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
89%
Crab
49%
Tuna salad

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad contains less Sodium (difference - 161mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 84mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is cheaper (difference - $12)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab
Crab is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.343g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Crab
Crab is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Crab
Crab is relatively richer in vitamins

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. Tuna salad - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175160/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.