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Smoked salmon vs Crab meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Smoked salmon and Crab meat

  • Smoked salmon is richer in Vitamin B3, yet Crab meat is richer in Vitamin B12, Copper, Zinc, Phosphorus, Selenium, Folate, and Magnesium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Crab meat is 343% higher.
  • Smoked salmon contains 4 times more Vitamin B3 than Crab meat. Smoked salmon contains 4.72mg of Vitamin B3, while Crab meat contains 1.34mg.
  • Smoked salmon contains less Sodium.

Food types used in this article are Fish, salmon, chinook, smoked and Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, cooked, moist heat.

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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 +11.8%
Contains less Sodium -37.3%
Contains more Calcium +436.4%
Contains more Magnesium +250%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.7%
Contains more Potassium +49.7%
Contains more Zinc +2358.1%
Contains more Copper +413.9%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 32% 13% 71% 16% 88% 9% 77%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 29% 45% 120% 24% 140% 208% 394%
Contains more Iron +11.8%
Contains less Sodium -37.3%
Contains more Calcium +436.4%
Contains more Magnesium +250%
Contains more Phosphorus +70.7%
Contains more Potassium +49.7%
Contains more Zinc +2358.1%
Contains more Copper +413.9%

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 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +83.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +252.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +117.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +54.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130.4%
Contains more Folate +2450%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +252.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 6% 28% 514% 0% 6% 24% 89% 53% 65% 2% 408% 1%
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 +200%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +83.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +252.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +117.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +54.4%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +130.4%
Contains more Folate +2450%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +252.8%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Smoked salmon Crab meat Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0g
Protein 18.28g 19.35g Crab meat
Fats 4.32g 1.54g Smoked salmon
Carbs 0g 0g
Calories 117kcal 97kcal Smoked salmon
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar 0g g Crab meat
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 11mg 59mg Crab meat
Iron 0.85mg 0.76mg Smoked salmon
Magnesium 18mg 63mg Crab meat
Phosphorus 164mg 280mg Crab meat
Potassium 175mg 262mg Crab meat
Sodium 672mg 1072mg Smoked salmon
Zinc 0.31mg 7.62mg Crab meat
Copper 0.23mg 1.182mg Crab meat
Vitamin A 87IU 29IU Smoked salmon
Vitamin E 1.35mg mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 685IU IU Smoked salmon
Vitamin D 17.1µg µg Smoked salmon
Vitamin C 0mg 7.6mg Crab meat
Vitamin B1 0.023mg 0.053mg Crab meat
Vitamin B2 0.101mg 0.055mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B3 4.72mg 1.34mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B5 0.87mg 0.4mg Smoked salmon
Vitamin B6 0.278mg 0.18mg Smoked salmon
Folate 2µg 51µg Crab meat
Vitamin B12 3.26µg 11.5µg Crab meat
Vitamin K 0.1µg µg Smoked salmon
Tryptophan 0.205mg 0.269mg Crab meat
Threonine 0.801mg 0.783mg Smoked salmon
Isoleucine 0.842mg 0.938mg Crab meat
Leucine 1.486mg 1.536mg Crab meat
Lysine 1.679mg 1.684mg Crab meat
Methionine 0.541mg 0.545mg Crab meat
Phenylalanine 0.714mg 0.817mg Crab meat
Valine 0.942mg 0.91mg Smoked salmon
Histidine 0.538mg 0.393mg Smoked salmon
Cholesterol 23mg 53mg Smoked salmon
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 0.929g 0.133g Crab meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.023g 0.185g Smoked salmon
Polyunsaturated fat 0.995g 0.536g Smoked salmon

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Smoked salmon 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
99
Smoked salmon
135
Crab meat
Mineral Summary Score
38
Smoked salmon
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
110%
Smoked salmon
116%
Crab meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Smoked salmon
0%
Crab meat
Fats
20%
Smoked salmon
7%
Crab meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 400mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 30mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.796g)
Which food is cheaper?
Crab meat
Crab meat is cheaper (difference - $2)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Crab meat
Crab meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)

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. Smoked salmon - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173687/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.