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Skipjack tuna vs Crab - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Skipjack tuna and Crab

  • Skipjack tuna is higher in Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Iron, however Crab is richer in Copper, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Folate, and Vitamin B5.
  • Skipjack tuna's daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 is 100% higher.
  • Skipjack tuna has 6 times more Vitamin B6 than Crab. While Skipjack tuna has 0.981mg of Vitamin B6, Crab has only 0.156mg.
  • Skipjack tuna has less Cholesterol.

The food types used in this comparison are Fish, tuna, skipjack, fresh, cooked, dry heat and Crustaceans, crab, blue, canned.

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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 +220%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.8%
Contains more Potassium +101.5%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Contains more Calcium +145.9%
Contains more Zinc +262.9%
Contains more Copper +640%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 12% 60% 32% 123% 47% 7% 29% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 19% 26% 101% 23% 74% 104% 272%
Contains more Iron +220%
Contains more Magnesium +22.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +21.8%
Contains more Potassium +101.5%
Contains less Sodium -91.7%
Contains more Calcium +145.9%
Contains more Zinc +262.9%
Contains more Copper +640%

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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Crab
Contains more Vitamin A +2900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +65.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +582.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +528.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +230%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +105.6%
Contains more Folate +410%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +52.1%
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 1% 37% 0% 11% 6% 22% 52% 60% 36% 39% 417% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +2900%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +65.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +31.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +582.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +528.8%
Contains more Vitamin C +230%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +105.6%
Contains more Folate +410%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +52.1%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Skipjack tuna Crab Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 28.21g 17.88g Skipjack tuna
Fats 1.29g 0.74g Skipjack tuna
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 132kcal 83kcal Skipjack tuna
Starch g 0g Crab
Fructose g 0g Crab
Sugar g 0g Skipjack tuna
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 37mg 91mg Crab
Iron 1.6mg 0.5mg Skipjack tuna
Magnesium 44mg 36mg Skipjack tuna
Phosphorus 285mg 234mg Skipjack tuna
Potassium 522mg 259mg Skipjack tuna
Sodium 47mg 563mg Skipjack tuna
Zinc 1.05mg 3.81mg Crab
Copper 0.11mg 0.814mg Crab
Vitamin A 60IU 2IU Skipjack tuna
Vitamin E mg 1.84mg Crab
Vitamin D IU 0IU Crab
Vitamin D µg 0µg Crab
Vitamin C 1mg 3.3mg Crab
Vitamin B1 0.038mg 0.023mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B2 0.122mg 0.093mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B3 18.756mg 2.747mg Skipjack tuna
Vitamin B5 0.485mg 0.997mg Crab
Vitamin B6 0.981mg 0.156mg Skipjack tuna
Folate 10µg 51µg Crab
Vitamin B12 2.19µg 3.33µg Crab
Vitamin K µg 0.3µg Crab
Tryptophan 0.316mg 0.226mg Skipjack tuna
Threonine 1.237mg 0.727mg Skipjack tuna
Isoleucine 1.3mg 0.776mg Skipjack tuna
Leucine 2.293mg 1.307mg Skipjack tuna
Lysine 2.59mg 1.386mg Skipjack tuna
Methionine 0.835mg 0.452mg Skipjack tuna
Phenylalanine 1.101mg 0.708mg Skipjack tuna
Valine 1.453mg 0.806mg Skipjack tuna
Histidine 0.83mg 0.393mg Skipjack tuna
Cholesterol 60mg 97mg Skipjack tuna
Trans Fat g 0.014g Skipjack tuna
Saturated Fat 0.42g 0.201g Crab
Monounsaturated Fat 0.243g 0.129g Skipjack tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 0.403g 0.258g Skipjack tuna

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Skipjack tuna 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
78
Skipjack tuna
56
Crab
Mineral Summary Score
43
Skipjack tuna
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
169%
Skipjack tuna
107%
Crab
Carbohydrates
0%
Skipjack tuna
0%
Crab
Fats
6%
Skipjack tuna
3%
Crab

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 516mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 37mg)
Which food is cheaper?
Skipjack tuna
Skipjack tuna is cheaper (difference - $4)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab
Crab is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.219g)
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 - 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.