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Tuna salad vs Crab - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Tuna salad and Crab different?

  • Tuna salad is higher in Vitamin B3, however Crab is richer in Vitamin B12, Copper, Zinc, Vitamin B5, Folate, Phosphorus, and Calcium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Crab is 89% higher.
  • Tuna salad contains 2 times more Vitamin B3 than Crab. While Tuna salad contains 6.7mg of Vitamin B3, Crab contains only 2.747mg.
  • Tuna salad has less Sodium.

Fish, tuna salad and Crustaceans, crab, blue, canned are the varieties used in this article.

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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 +100%
Contains less Sodium -28.6%
Contains more Calcium +435.3%
Contains more Magnesium +89.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.5%
Contains more Potassium +45.5%
Contains more Zinc +580.4%
Contains more Copper +461.4%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 6% 38% 14% 77% 16% 53% 16% 49%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 28% 19% 26% 101% 23% 74% 104% 272%
Contains more Iron +100%
Contains less Sodium -28.6%
Contains more Calcium +435.3%
Contains more Magnesium +89.5%
Contains more Phosphorus +31.5%
Contains more Potassium +45.5%
Contains more Zinc +580.4%
Contains more Copper +461.4%

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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Crab
Contains more Vitamin A +4750%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +143.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +283.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +92.6%
Contains more Folate +537.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +177.5%
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 1% 37% 0% 11% 6% 22% 52% 60% 36% 39% 417% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +4750%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +34.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +143.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +50%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +32.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +283.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +92.6%
Contains more Folate +537.5%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +177.5%

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
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 ok
Rich in vitamins ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tuna salad Crab Opinion
Net carbs 9.41g 0g Tuna salad
Protein 16.04g 17.88g Crab
Fats 9.26g 0.74g Tuna salad
Carbs 9.41g 0g Tuna salad
Calories 187kcal 83kcal Tuna salad
Starch g 0g Crab
Fructose g 0g Crab
Sugar g 0g Tuna salad
Fiber 0g 0g
Calcium 17mg 91mg Crab
Iron 1mg 0.5mg Tuna salad
Magnesium 19mg 36mg Crab
Phosphorus 178mg 234mg Crab
Potassium 178mg 259mg Crab
Sodium 402mg 563mg Tuna salad
Zinc 0.56mg 3.81mg Crab
Copper 0.145mg 0.814mg Crab
Vitamin A 97IU 2IU Tuna salad
Vitamin E mg 1.84mg Crab
Vitamin D IU 0IU Crab
Vitamin D µg 0µg Crab
Vitamin C 2.2mg 3.3mg Crab
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.023mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.093mg Crab
Vitamin B3 6.7mg 2.747mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B5 0.26mg 0.997mg Crab
Vitamin B6 0.081mg 0.156mg Crab
Folate 8µg 51µg Crab
Vitamin B12 1.2µg 3.33µg Crab
Vitamin K µg 0.3µg Crab
Tryptophan 0.18mg 0.226mg Crab
Threonine 0.701mg 0.727mg Crab
Isoleucine 0.739mg 0.776mg Crab
Leucine 1.293mg 1.307mg Crab
Lysine 1.457mg 1.386mg Tuna salad
Methionine 0.47mg 0.452mg Tuna salad
Phenylalanine 0.626mg 0.708mg Crab
Valine 0.824mg 0.806mg Tuna salad
Histidine 0.467mg 0.393mg Tuna salad
Cholesterol 13mg 97mg Tuna salad
Trans Fat g 0.014g Tuna salad
Saturated Fat 1.544g 0.201g Crab
Monounsaturated Fat 2.887g 0.129g Tuna salad
Polyunsaturated fat 4.122g 0.258g Tuna salad

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Tuna salad Crab
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
56
Crab
Mineral Summary Score
33
Tuna salad
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
96%
Tuna salad
107%
Crab
Carbohydrates
9%
Tuna salad
0%
Crab
Fats
43%
Tuna salad
3%
Crab

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad contains less Sodium (difference - 161mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 84mg)
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
Crab is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.343g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Crab
Crab is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Crab
Crab is relatively richer in vitamins

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 - 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.