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Tuna salad vs. Octopus — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Tuna salad and Octopus different?

  • Tuna salad is richer in Vitamin B3, while Octopus is higher in Vitamin B12, Iron, Selenium, Copper, Vitamin B6, Zinc, Phosphorus, and Potassium.
  • Octopus covers your daily need of Vitamin B12 1450% more than Tuna salad.
  • Tuna salad contains 2 times more Vitamin B3 than Octopus. Tuna salad contains 6.7mg of Vitamin B3, while Octopus contains 3.78mg.
  • Tuna salad is lower in Cholesterol.

Fish, tuna salad and Mollusks, octopus, common, cooked, moist heat types were 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" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
Contains less Sodium -12.6%
Contains more Calcium +523.5%
Contains more Iron +854%
Contains more Magnesium +215.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.7%
Contains more Potassium +253.9%
Contains more Zinc +500%
Contains more Copper +409.7%
Contains more Manganese +17.5%
Contains more Selenium +117.5%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 6% 38% 14% 77% 16% 53% 16% 49% 6% 225%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 32% 358% 43% 120% 56% 60% 92% 247% 7% 489%
Contains less Sodium -12.6%
Contains more Calcium +523.5%
Contains more Iron +854%
Contains more Magnesium +215.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +56.7%
Contains more Potassium +253.9%
Contains more Zinc +500%
Contains more Copper +409.7%
Contains more Manganese +17.5%
Contains more Selenium +117.5%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" charts below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food.
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Octopus
Contains more Vitamin B3 +77.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +209.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +263.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +83.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +246.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +700%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2900%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.076
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 6% 0% 0% 8% 8% 17% 126% 16% 19% 6% 150% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 18% 24% 0% 27% 15% 18% 71% 54% 150% 18% 4500% 45% 1%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +77.2%
Contains more Vitamin A +209.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +263.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +83.9%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +246.2%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +700%
Contains more Folate +200%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +2900%
Equal in Vitamin B2 - 0.076

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +345.2%
Contains more Carbs +113.9%
Contains more Protein +85.9%
Contains more Other +50.2%
Equal in Water - 60.5
16% 9% 9% 63% 2%
Protein: 16.04 g
Fats: 9.26 g
Carbs: 9.41 g
Water: 63.16 g
Other: 2.13 g
30% 2% 4% 61% 3%
Protein: 29.82 g
Fats: 2.08 g
Carbs: 4.4 g
Water: 60.5 g
Other: 3.2 g
Contains more Fats +345.2%
Contains more Carbs +113.9%
Contains more Protein +85.9%
Contains more Other +50.2%
Equal in Water - 60.5

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +791%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +764.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -70.7%
18% 34% 48%
Saturated Fat: 1.544 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.887 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 4.122 g
36% 26% 38%
Saturated Fat: 0.453 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.324 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.477 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +791%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +764.2%
Contains less Saturated Fat -70.7%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Tuna salad Octopus
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Glycemic Index Equal
Lower in price Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tuna salad Octopus Opinion
Net carbs 9.41g 4.4g Tuna salad
Protein 16.04g 29.82g Octopus
Fats 9.26g 2.08g Tuna salad
Carbs 9.41g 4.4g Tuna salad
Calories 187kcal 164kcal Tuna salad
Calcium 17mg 106mg Octopus
Iron 1mg 9.54mg Octopus
Magnesium 19mg 60mg Octopus
Phosphorus 178mg 279mg Octopus
Potassium 178mg 630mg Octopus
Sodium 402mg 460mg Tuna salad
Zinc 0.56mg 3.36mg Octopus
Copper 0.145mg 0.739mg Octopus
Manganese 0.04mg 0.047mg Octopus
Selenium 41.2µg 89.6µg Octopus
Vitamin A 97IU 300IU Octopus
Vitamin A RAE 24µg 90µg Octopus
Vitamin E 1.2mg Octopus
Vitamin C 2.2mg 8mg Octopus
Vitamin B1 0.031mg 0.057mg Octopus
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.076mg Octopus
Vitamin B3 6.7mg 3.78mg Tuna salad
Vitamin B5 0.26mg 0.9mg Octopus
Vitamin B6 0.081mg 0.648mg Octopus
Folate 8µg 24µg Octopus
Vitamin B12 1.2µg 36µg Octopus
Choline 81mg Octopus
Vitamin K 0.1µg Octopus
Tryptophan 0.18mg 0.334mg Octopus
Threonine 0.701mg 1.283mg Octopus
Isoleucine 0.739mg 1.298mg Octopus
Leucine 1.293mg 2.099mg Octopus
Lysine 1.457mg 2.228mg Octopus
Methionine 0.47mg 0.673mg Octopus
Phenylalanine 0.626mg 1.069mg Octopus
Valine 0.824mg 1.303mg Octopus
Histidine 0.467mg 0.573mg Octopus
Cholesterol 13mg 96mg Tuna salad
Saturated Fat 1.544g 0.453g Octopus
Omega-3 - DHA 0.055g 0.162g Octopus
Omega-3 - EPA 0.014g 0.152g Octopus
Omega-3 - DPA 0.012g Octopus
Monounsaturated Fat 2.887g 0.324g Tuna salad
Polyunsaturated fat 4.122g 0.477g Tuna salad

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Tuna salad Octopus
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet Equal

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Vitamins & Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score

The summary scores indicate the extent to which this food can fulfill your daily vitamin and mineral requirements if you consume 3 servings, consisting of 100 grams of each (an approximation of 3 serving sizes).
Vitamins Daily Need Coverage Score
27%
Tuna salad
380%
Octopus
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
49%
Tuna salad
150%
Octopus

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 - 58mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tuna salad
Tuna salad is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 83mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Octopus
Octopus is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.091g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Octopus
Octopus is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Octopus
Octopus is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes ()
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)

References

All the values for which the sources are not specified explicitly are taken from FDA’s Food Central. The exact link to the food presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Tuna salad - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175160/nutrients
  2. Octopus - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174249/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.