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Skipjack tuna vs Crab meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Skipjack tuna and Crab meat?

  • Skipjack tuna is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Selenium, Iron, and Potassium, yet Crab meat is higher in Vitamin B12, Copper, Zinc, and Folate.
  • Crab meat's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 388% more.
  • Skipjack tuna has 14 times more Vitamin B3 than Crab meat. While Skipjack tuna has 18.756mg of Vitamin B3, Crab meat has only 1.34mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Skipjack tuna is lower.

We used Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, cooked, dry heat and Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, cooked, moist heat 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
Contains more Iron +110.5%
Contains more Potassium +99.2%
Contains less Sodium -95.6%
Contains more Calcium +59.5%
Contains more Magnesium +43.2%
Contains more Zinc +625.7%
Contains more Copper +974.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 280
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 60% 32% 123% 47% 7% 29% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 29% 45% 120% 24% 140% 208% 394%
Contains more Iron +110.5%
Contains more Potassium +99.2%
Contains less Sodium -95.6%
Contains more Calcium +59.5%
Contains more Magnesium +43.2%
Contains more Zinc +625.7%
Contains more Copper +974.5%
Equal in Phosphorus - 280

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
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Contains more Vitamin A +106.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +121.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1299.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +445%
Contains more Vitamin C +660%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +39.5%
Contains more Folate +410%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +425.1%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 4% 0% 0% 4% 10% 29% 352% 30% 227% 8% 274% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 26% 14% 13% 26% 24% 42% 39% 1438% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +106.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +121.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1299.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +21.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +445%
Contains more Vitamin C +660%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +39.5%
Contains more Folate +410%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +425.1%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Skipjack tuna Crab meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 28.21g 19.35g Skipjack tuna
Fats 1.29g 1.54g Crab meat
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 132kcal 97kcal Skipjack tuna
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 37mg 59mg Crab meat
Iron 1.6mg 0.76mg Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 44mg 63mg Crab meat
Phosphorus 285mg 280mg Skipjack tuna
Potassium 522mg 262mg Skipjack tuna
Sodium 47mg 1072mg Skipjack tuna
Zinc 1.05mg 7.62mg Crab meat
Copper 0.11mg 1.182mg Crab meat
Vitamin A 60IU 29IU Skipjack tuna
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 1mg 7.6mg Crab meat
Vitamin B1 0.038mg 0.053mg Crab meat
Vitamin B2 0.122mg 0.055mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B3 18.756mg 1.34mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.485mg 0.4mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B6 0.981mg 0.18mg Skipjack tuna
Folate 10µg 51µg Crab meat
Vitamin B12 2.19µg 11.5µg Crab meat
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.316mg 0.269mg Skipjack tuna
Threonine 1.237mg 0.783mg Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 1.3mg 0.938mg Skipjack tuna
Leucine 2.293mg 1.536mg Skipjack tuna
Lysine 2.59mg 1.684mg Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.835mg 0.545mg Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 1.101mg 0.817mg Skipjack tuna
Valine 1.453mg 0.91mg Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.83mg 0.393mg Skipjack tuna
Cholesterol 60mg 53mg Crab meat
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.42g 0.133g Crab meat
Monounsaturated Fat 0.243g 0.185g Skipjack tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 0.403g 0.536g Crab meat

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Skipjack tuna Crab meat
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
78
Skipjack tuna
135
Crab meat
Mineral Summary Score
43
Skipjack tuna
122
Crab meat

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
169%
Skipjack tuna
116%
Crab meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Skipjack tuna
0%
Crab meat
Fats
6%
Skipjack tuna
7%
Crab meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 1025mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.287g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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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.
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. Skipjack tuna - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172005/nutrients
  2. Crab meat - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174202/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.