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Salmon vs Crab - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Salmon and Crab?

  • Salmon is higher in Vitamin B6, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B1, and Vitamin B5, yet Crab is higher in Copper, Zinc, and Selenium.
  • Crab's daily need coverage for Copper is 63% more.
  • Salmon has 10 times more Vitamin B1 than Crab. While Salmon has 0.226mg of Vitamin B1, Crab has only 0.023mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Salmon is lower.

We used Fish, salmon, Atlantic, wild, raw and Crustaceans, crab, blue, canned types 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
Salmon
3
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5
Crab
Contains more Iron +60%
Contains more Potassium +89.2%
Contains less Sodium -92.2%
Contains more Calcium +658.3%
Contains more Magnesium +24.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +17%
Contains more Zinc +495.3%
Contains more Copper +225.6%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 30% 21% 86% 44% 6% 18% 84%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 19% 26% 101% 23% 74% 104% 272%
Contains more Iron +60%
Contains more Potassium +89.2%
Contains less Sodium -92.2%
Contains more Calcium +658.3%
Contains more Magnesium +24.1%
Contains more Phosphorus +17%
Contains more Zinc +495.3%
Contains more Copper +225.6%

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
6
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6
Crab
Contains more Vitamin A +1900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +882.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +308.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +186.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +66.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +424.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +104%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 3.33
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 0% 57% 88% 148% 100% 189% 19% 398% 0%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +1900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +882.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +308.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +186.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +66.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +424.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Folate +104%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 3.33

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Salmon Crab Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 19.84g 17.88g Salmon
Fats 6.34g 0.74g Salmon
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 142kcal 83kcal Salmon
Starch g 0g Crab
Fructose g 0g Crab
Sugar g 0g Salmon
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 12mg 91mg Crab
Iron 0.8mg 0.5mg Salmon
Magnesium 29mg 36mg Crab
Phosphorus 200mg 234mg Crab
Potassium 490mg 259mg Salmon
Sodium 44mg 563mg Salmon
Zinc 0.64mg 3.81mg Crab
Copper 0.25mg 0.814mg Crab
Vitamin A 40IU 2IU Salmon
Vitamin E mg 1.84mg Crab
Vitamin D IU 0IU Crab
Vitamin D µg 0µg Crab
Vitamin C 0mg 3.3mg Crab
Vitamin B1 0.226mg 0.023mg Salmon
Vitamin B2 0.38mg 0.093mg Salmon
Vitamin B3 7.86mg 2.747mg Salmon
Vitamin B5 1.664mg 0.997mg Salmon
Vitamin B6 0.818mg 0.156mg Salmon
Folate 25µg 51µg Crab
Vitamin B12 3.18µg 3.33µg Crab
Vitamin K µg 0.3µg Crab
Tryptophan 0.222mg 0.226mg Crab
Threonine 0.87mg 0.727mg Salmon
Isoleucine 0.914mg 0.776mg Salmon
Leucine 1.613mg 1.307mg Salmon
Lysine 1.822mg 1.386mg Salmon
Methionine 0.587mg 0.452mg Salmon
Phenylalanine 0.775mg 0.708mg Salmon
Valine 1.022mg 0.806mg Salmon
Histidine 0.584mg 0.393mg Salmon
Cholesterol 55mg 97mg Salmon
Trans Fat g 0.014g Salmon
Saturated Fat 0.981g 0.201g Crab
Monounsaturated Fat 2.103g 0.129g Salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 2.539g 0.258g Salmon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Salmon Crab
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
83
Salmon
56
Crab
Mineral Summary Score
36
Salmon
80
Crab

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
119%
Salmon
107%
Crab
Carbohydrates
0%
Salmon
0%
Crab
Fats
29%
Salmon
3%
Crab

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Salmon
Salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 519mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Salmon
Salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 42mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab
Crab is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.78g)
Which food is cheaper?
Crab
Crab is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Crab
Crab is relatively richer in minerals
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. Salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173686/nutrients
  2. Crab - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171966/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.