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Salmon vs Crab stick - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Salmon and Crab stick

  • Salmon is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Selenium, Copper, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1 and Potassium, yet Crab stick is richer in Vitamin B5.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Salmon is 109% higher.
  • Salmon contains 13 times more Vitamin B3 than Crab stick. Salmon contains 7.86mg of Vitamin B3, while Crab stick contains 0.62mg.
  • Salmon contains less Sodium.

Food types used in this article are Fish, salmon, Atlantic, wild, raw and Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, imitation, made from surimi.

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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
Salmon
5
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Contains more Iron +105.1%
Contains more Potassium +444.4%
Contains more Copper +681.3%
Contains more Zinc +93.9%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Contains more Magnesium +48.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +41%
Equal in Calcium - 13
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 30% 4% 44% 21% 84% 18% 86% 6%
Iron Calcium Potassium Magnesium Copper Zinc Phosphorus Sodium 15% 4% 8% 31% 11% 10% 121% 69%
Contains more Iron +105.1%
Contains more Potassium +444.4%
Contains more Copper +681.3%
Contains more Zinc +93.9%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Contains more Magnesium +48.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +41%
Equal in Calcium - 13

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
Salmon
8
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +653.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +375%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1167.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +529.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +457.9%
Contains more Folate +∞%
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%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 0% 4% 0% 8% 19% 12% 0% 30% 72% 1% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +653.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +375%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1167.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +529.2%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +457.9%
Contains more Folate +∞%

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
83
Salmon
12
Crab stick
Mineral Summary Score
36
Salmon
33
Crab stick

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
119%
Salmon
46%
Crab stick
Carbohydrates
0%
Salmon
15%
Crab stick
Fats
29%
Salmon
2%
Crab stick

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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

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Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sugars?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sugars (difference - 6.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 485mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Salmon
Salmon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 35mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.765g)
Which food is cheaper?
Crab stick
Crab stick is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be definitely stated which food is richer in minerals. 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 Salmon Crab stick Opinion
Calories 142 95 Salmon
Protein 19.84 7.62 Salmon
Fats 6.34 0.46 Salmon
Vitamin C 0 0
Carbs 0 15 Crab stick
Cholesterol 55 20 Crab stick
Vitamin D 0 Crab stick
Iron 0.8 0.39 Salmon
Calcium 12 13 Crab stick
Potassium 490 90 Salmon
Magnesium 29 43 Crab stick
Sugars 6.25 Salmon
Fiber 0 0.5 Crab stick
Copper 0.25 0.032 Salmon
Zinc 0.64 0.33 Salmon
Starch 3.5 Crab stick
Phosphorus 200 282 Crab stick
Sodium 44 529 Salmon
Vitamin A 40 0 Salmon
Vitamin E 0.17 Crab stick
Vitamin D 0 Crab stick
Vitamin B1 0.226 0.03 Salmon
Vitamin B2 0.38 0.08 Salmon
Vitamin B3 7.86 0.62 Salmon
Vitamin B5 1.664 0 Salmon
Vitamin B6 0.818 0.13 Salmon
Vitamin B12 3.18 0.57 Salmon
Vitamin K 0.4 Crab stick
Folate 25 0 Salmon
Trans Fat 0.008 Salmon
Saturated Fat 0.981 0.216 Crab stick
Monounsaturated Fat 2.103 0.275 Salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 2.539 0.143 Salmon
Tryptophan 0.222 0.075 Salmon
Threonine 0.87 0.285 Salmon
Isoleucine 0.914 0.23 Salmon
Leucine 1.613 0.607 Salmon
Lysine 1.822 0.707 Salmon
Methionine 0.587 0.261 Salmon
Phenylalanine 0.775 0.26 Salmon
Valine 1.022 0.286 Salmon
Histidine 0.584 0.156 Salmon
Fructose 0.62 Crab stick

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. Salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173686/nutrients
  2. Crab stick - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174203/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.