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Tuna salad vs Crab meat - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Tuna salad and Crab meat

  • Tuna salad is higher in Vitamin B3, yet Crab meat is higher in Vitamin B12, Copper, Zinc, Phosphorus, Folate, Magnesium, and Vitamin B6.
  • Crab meat covers your daily Vitamin B12 needs 429% more than Tuna salad.
  • Tuna salad contains 5 times more Vitamin B3 than Crab meat. While Tuna salad contains 6.7mg of Vitamin B3, Crab meat contains only 1.34mg.
  • The amount of Sodium in Tuna salad is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Fish, tuna salad 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 +31.6%
Contains less Sodium -62.5%
Contains more Calcium +247.1%
Contains more Magnesium +231.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.3%
Contains more Potassium +47.2%
Contains more Zinc +1260.7%
Contains more Copper +715.2%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 38% 14% 77% 16% 53% 16% 49%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 18% 29% 45% 120% 24% 140% 208% 394%
Contains more Iron +31.6%
Contains less Sodium -62.5%
Contains more Calcium +247.1%
Contains more Magnesium +231.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +57.3%
Contains more Potassium +47.2%
Contains more Zinc +1260.7%
Contains more Copper +715.2%

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 +234.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +400%
Contains more Vitamin C +245.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +71%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +122.2%
Contains more Folate +537.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +858.3%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 6% 0% 0% 8% 8% 17% 126% 16% 19% 6% 150% 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 +234.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +27.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +400%
Contains more Vitamin C +245.5%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +71%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +53.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +122.2%
Contains more Folate +537.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +858.3%

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tuna salad Crab meat Opinion
Net carbs 9.41g 0g Tuna salad
Protein 16.04g 19.35g Crab meat
Fats 9.26g 1.54g Tuna salad
Carbs 9.41g 0g Tuna salad
Calories 187kcal 97kcal Tuna salad
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g g
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 17mg 59mg Crab meat
Iron 1mg 0.76mg Tuna salad
Magnesium 19mg 63mg Crab meat
Phosphorus 178mg 280mg Crab meat
Potassium 178mg 262mg Crab meat
Sodium 402mg 1072mg Tuna salad
Zinc 0.56mg 7.62mg Crab meat
Copper 0.145mg 1.182mg Crab meat
Vitamin A 97IU 29IU Tuna salad
Vitamin E mg mg
Vitamin D IU IU
Vitamin D µg µg
Vitamin C 2.2mg 7.6mg Crab meat
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.053mg Crab meat
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.055mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B3 6.7mg 1.34mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B5 0.26mg 0.4mg Crab meat
Vitamin B6 0.081mg 0.18mg Crab meat
Folate 8µg 51µg Crab meat
Vitamin B12 1.2µg 11.5µg Crab meat
Vitamin K µg µg
Tryptophan 0.18mg 0.269mg Crab meat
Threonine 0.701mg 0.783mg Crab meat
Isoleucine 0.739mg 0.938mg Crab meat
Leucine 1.293mg 1.536mg Crab meat
Lysine 1.457mg 1.684mg Crab meat
Methionine 0.47mg 0.545mg Crab meat
Phenylalanine 0.626mg 0.817mg Crab meat
Valine 0.824mg 0.91mg Crab meat
Histidine 0.467mg 0.393mg Tuna salad
Cholesterol 13mg 53mg Tuna salad
Trans Fat g g
Saturated Fat 1.544g 0.133g Crab meat
Monounsaturated Fat 2.887g 0.185g Tuna salad
Polyunsaturated fat 4.122g 0.536g Tuna salad

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Tuna salad Crab meat
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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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
29
Tuna salad
135
Crab meat
Mineral Summary Score
33
Tuna salad
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
96%
Tuna salad
116%
Crab meat
Carbohydrates
9%
Tuna salad
0%
Crab meat
Fats
43%
Tuna salad
7%
Crab meat

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad contains less Sodium (difference - 670mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 40mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is cheaper?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is cheaper (difference - $12)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab meat
Crab meat is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.411g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Crab meat
Crab meat is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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. Tuna salad - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175160/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.