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

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 Vitamin B12 +252.8%
Contains more Folate +2450%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 0% 6% 28% 514% 6% 24% 89% 53% 65% 408% 1% 2%
Vitamin C Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Vitamin B12 Vitamin K Folate 26% 2% 0% 0% 14% 13% 26% 24% 42% 1438% 0% 39%
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 Vitamin B12 +252.8%
Contains more Folate +2450%

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
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 the food
Protein
110%
Smoked salmon
116%
Crab meat
Carbohydrates
0%
Smoked salmon
0%
Crab meat
Fats
20%
Smoked salmon
7%
Crab meat

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

Which food is preferable in case of diets?

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is better in case of low diet
Smoked salmon Crab meat
Low Calories diet ok
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
Low glycemic index diet Equal

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Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 30mg)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon contains less Sodium (difference - 400mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Smoked salmon
Smoked salmon is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Sugars?
Crab meat
Crab meat contains less Sugars (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)

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