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Tuna vs Crab stick - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the main differences between Tuna and Crab stick?

  • Tuna is richer in Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, and Iron, while Crab stick is higher in Vitamin A RAE, and Vitamin B5.
  • Tuna's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 430% higher.
  • Crab stick has 17 times less Vitamin B3 than Tuna. Tuna has 10.54mg of Vitamin B3, while Crab stick has 0.62mg.
  • Tuna is lower in Sodium.

We used Fish, tuna, fresh, bluefin, cooked, dry heat 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 Iron +235.9%
Contains more Magnesium +48.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.6%
Contains more Potassium +258.9%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Copper +243.8%
Contains more Calcium +30%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 50% 46% 140% 29% 7% 22% 37%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 15% 31% 121% 8% 69% 10% 11%
Contains more Iron +235.9%
Contains more Magnesium +48.8%
Contains more Phosphorus +15.6%
Contains more Potassium +258.9%
Contains less Sodium -90.5%
Contains more Zinc +133.3%
Contains more Copper +243.8%
Contains more Calcium +30%

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
Tuna
8
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Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +826.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +282.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1600%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +303.8%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1808.8%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 152% 0% 0% 0% 70% 71% 198% 83% 122% 2% 1361% 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 B1 +826.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +282.5%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +1600%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +303.8%
Contains more Folate +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1808.8%

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 Crab stick
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tuna Crab stick Opinion
Net carbs 0g 14.5g Crab stick
Protein 29.91g 7.62g Tuna
Fats 6.28g 0.46g Tuna
Carbs 0g 15g Crab stick
Calories 184kcal 95kcal Tuna
Starch g 3.5g Crab stick
Fructose g 0.62g Crab stick
Sugar g 6.25g Tuna
Fiber 0g 0.5g Crab stick
Calcium 10mg 13mg Crab stick
Iron 1.31mg 0.39mg Tuna
Magnesium 64mg 43mg Tuna
Phosphorus 326mg 282mg Tuna
Potassium 323mg 90mg Tuna
Sodium 50mg 529mg Tuna
Zinc 0.77mg 0.33mg Tuna
Copper 0.11mg 0.032mg Tuna
Vitamin A 2520IU 0IU Tuna
Vitamin E mg 0.17mg Crab stick
Vitamin D IU 0IU Crab stick
Vitamin D µg 0µg Crab stick
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.278mg 0.03mg Tuna
Vitamin B2 0.306mg 0.08mg Tuna
Vitamin B3 10.54mg 0.62mg Tuna
Vitamin B5 1.37mg 0mg Tuna
Vitamin B6 0.525mg 0.13mg Tuna
Folate 2µg 0µg Tuna
Vitamin B12 10.88µg 0.57µg Tuna
Vitamin K µg 0.4µg Crab stick
Tryptophan 0.335mg 0.075mg Tuna
Threonine 1.311mg 0.285mg Tuna
Isoleucine 1.378mg 0.23mg Tuna
Leucine 2.431mg 0.607mg Tuna
Lysine 2.747mg 0.707mg Tuna
Methionine 0.885mg 0.261mg Tuna
Phenylalanine 1.168mg 0.26mg Tuna
Valine 1.541mg 0.286mg Tuna
Histidine 0.88mg 0.156mg Tuna
Cholesterol 49mg 20mg Crab stick
Trans Fat g 0.008g Tuna
Saturated Fat 1.612g 0.216g Crab stick
Monounsaturated Fat 2.053g 0.275g Tuna
Polyunsaturated fat 1.844g 0.143g Tuna

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Tuna 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
171
Tuna
12
Crab stick
Mineral Summary Score
41
Tuna
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
179%
Tuna
46%
Crab stick
Carbohydrates
0%
Tuna
15%
Crab stick
Fats
29%
Tuna
2%
Crab stick

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in Sugar (difference - 6.25g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Tuna
Tuna contains less Sodium (difference - 479mg)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tuna
Tuna is lower in glycemic index (difference - 50)
Which food is cheaper?
Tuna
Tuna is cheaper (difference - $5)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Tuna
Tuna is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Tuna
Tuna is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crab stick
Crab stick is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.396g)

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 - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173707/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.