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Tuna salad vs Crab stick - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Tuna salad and Crab stick?

  • Tuna salad is richer in Vitamin B3, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Copper, and Iron, while Crab stick is higher in Phosphorus, Magnesium, and Vitamin B5.
  • Tuna salad's daily need coverage for Vitamin B3 is 38% higher.
  • Crab stick has 7 times less Saturated Fat than Tuna salad. Tuna salad has 1.544g of Saturated Fat, while Crab stick has 0.216g.

We used Fish, tuna salad and Crustaceans, crab, alaska king, imitation, made from surimi types in this comparison.

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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 Calcium +30.8%
Contains more Iron +156.4%
Contains more Potassium +97.8%
Contains less Sodium -24%
Contains more Zinc +69.7%
Contains more Copper +353.1%
Contains more Magnesium +126.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 38% 14% 77% 16% 53% 16% 49%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 15% 31% 121% 8% 69% 10% 11%
Contains more Calcium +30.8%
Contains more Iron +156.4%
Contains more Potassium +97.8%
Contains less Sodium -24%
Contains more Zinc +69.7%
Contains more Copper +353.1%
Contains more Magnesium +126.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +58.4%

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +980.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +110.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.03
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 0% 4% 0% 0% 8% 19% 12% 0% 30% 0% 72% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +980.6%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +110.5%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +60.5%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.03

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 stick
Lower in Sugar ok
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 Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tuna salad Crab stick Opinion
Net carbs 9.41g 14.5g Crab stick
Protein 16.04g 7.62g Tuna salad
Fats 9.26g 0.46g Tuna salad
Carbs 9.41g 15g Crab stick
Calories 187kcal 95kcal Tuna salad
Starch g 3.5g Crab stick
Fructose g 0.62g Crab stick
Sugar g 6.25g Tuna salad
Fiber 0g 0.5g Crab stick
Calcium 17mg 13mg Tuna salad
Iron 1mg 0.39mg Tuna salad
Magnesium 19mg 43mg Crab stick
Phosphorus 178mg 282mg Crab stick
Potassium 178mg 90mg Tuna salad
Sodium 402mg 529mg Tuna salad
Zinc 0.56mg 0.33mg Tuna salad
Copper 0.145mg 0.032mg Tuna salad
Vitamin A 97IU 0IU Tuna salad
Vitamin E mg 0.17mg Crab stick
Vitamin D IU 0IU Crab stick
Vitamin D µg 0µg Crab stick
Vitamin C 2.2mg 0mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.03mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.08mg Crab stick
Vitamin B3 6.7mg 0.62mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B5 0.26mg 0mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B6 0.081mg 0.13mg Crab stick
Folate 8µg 0µg Tuna salad
Vitamin B12 1.2µg 0.57µg Tuna salad
Vitamin K µg 0.4µg Crab stick
Tryptophan 0.18mg 0.075mg Tuna salad
Threonine 0.701mg 0.285mg Tuna salad
Isoleucine 0.739mg 0.23mg Tuna salad
Leucine 1.293mg 0.607mg Tuna salad
Lysine 1.457mg 0.707mg Tuna salad
Methionine 0.47mg 0.261mg Tuna salad
Phenylalanine 0.626mg 0.26mg Tuna salad
Valine 0.824mg 0.286mg Tuna salad
Histidine 0.467mg 0.156mg Tuna salad
Cholesterol 13mg 20mg Tuna salad
Trans Fat g 0.008g Tuna salad
Saturated Fat 1.544g 0.216g Crab stick
Monounsaturated Fat 2.887g 0.275g Tuna salad
Polyunsaturated fat 4.122g 0.143g Tuna salad

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Tuna salad Crab stick
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
12
Crab stick
Mineral Summary Score
33
Tuna salad
33
Crab stick

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
46%
Crab stick
Carbohydrates
9%
Tuna salad
15%
Crab stick
Fats
43%
Tuna salad
2%
Crab stick

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad contains less Sodium (difference - 127mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 7mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is cheaper (difference - $12)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.328g)
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. Tuna salad - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175160/nutrients
  2. Crab stick - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174203/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.