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Butterfish vs. Cuttlefish — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Butterfish and Cuttlefish

  • Butterfish has more Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B1, however, Cuttlefish has more Iron, Copper, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12, and Phosphorus.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Cuttlefish is 67% higher.
  • Cuttlefish has 16 times less Vitamin B1 than Butterfish. Butterfish has 0.146mg of Vitamin B1, while Cuttlefish has 0.009mg.
  • Butterfish is lower in Cholesterol.

Food types used in this article are Fish, butterfish, cooked, dry heat and Mollusks, cuttlefish, mixed species, raw.

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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 more Potassium +35.9%
Contains less Sodium -69.4%
Contains more Calcium +221.4%
Contains more Iron +840.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.6%
Contains more Zinc +74.7%
Contains more Copper +750.7%
Contains more Manganese +478.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 30
Equal in Selenium - 44.8
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 9% 24% 23% 132% 43% 15% 27% 24% 3% 256%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 27% 226% 22% 166% 32% 49% 48% 196% 15% 245%
Contains more Potassium +35.9%
Contains less Sodium -69.4%
Contains more Calcium +221.4%
Contains more Iron +840.6%
Contains more Phosphorus +25.6%
Contains more Zinc +74.7%
Contains more Copper +750.7%
Contains more Manganese +478.9%
Equal in Magnesium - 30
Equal in Selenium - 44.8

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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Contains more Vitamin B1 +1522.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +374.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +73%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +244%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +374%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +63.9%
Equal in Folate - 16
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 7% 0% 0% 0% 37% 45% 109% 52% 80% 13% 229% 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 23% 0% 0% 18% 3% 210% 23% 30% 35% 12% 375% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1522.2%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +374.4%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +73%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +130.7%
Contains more Vitamin A +244%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +374%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +63.9%
Equal in Folate - 16

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Protein +36.4%
Contains more Fats +1368.6%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +20.5%
Contains more Other +127%
22% 10% 67%
Protein: 22.15 g
Fats: 10.28 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 66.83 g
Other: 0.74 g
16% 81% 2%
Protein: 16.24 g
Fats: 0.7 g
Carbs: 0.82 g
Water: 80.56 g
Other: 1.68 g
Contains more Protein +36.4%
Contains more Fats +1368.6%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Water +20.5%
Contains more Other +127%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Butterfish Cuttlefish Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.82g Cuttlefish
Protein 22.15g 16.24g Butterfish
Fats 10.28g 0.7g Butterfish
Carbs 0g 0.82g Cuttlefish
Calories 187kcal 79kcal Butterfish
Calcium 28mg 90mg Cuttlefish
Iron 0.64mg 6.02mg Cuttlefish
Magnesium 32mg 30mg Butterfish
Phosphorus 308mg 387mg Cuttlefish
Potassium 481mg 354mg Butterfish
Sodium 114mg 372mg Butterfish
Zinc 0.99mg 1.73mg Cuttlefish
Copper 0.069mg 0.587mg Cuttlefish
Manganese 0.019mg 0.11mg Cuttlefish
Selenium 46.8µg 44.8µg Butterfish
Vitamin A 109IU 375IU Cuttlefish
Vitamin A RAE 33µg 113µg Cuttlefish
Vitamin C 0mg 5.3mg Cuttlefish
Vitamin B1 0.146mg 0.009mg Butterfish
Vitamin B2 0.192mg 0.91mg Cuttlefish
Vitamin B3 5.769mg 1.216mg Butterfish
Vitamin B5 0.865mg 0.5mg Butterfish
Vitamin B6 0.346mg 0.15mg Butterfish
Folate 17µg 16µg Butterfish
Vitamin B12 1.83µg 3µg Cuttlefish
Tryptophan 0.248mg 0.182mg Butterfish
Threonine 0.971mg 0.699mg Butterfish
Isoleucine 1.021mg 0.707mg Butterfish
Leucine 1.801mg 1.143mg Butterfish
Lysine 2.035mg 1.213mg Butterfish
Methionine 0.656mg 0.366mg Butterfish
Phenylalanine 0.865mg 0.582mg Butterfish
Valine 1.141mg 0.709mg Butterfish
Histidine 0.652mg 0.312mg Butterfish
Cholesterol 83mg 112mg Butterfish
Saturated Fat 0.118g Butterfish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.066g Cuttlefish
Omega-3 - EPA 0.039g Cuttlefish
Omega-3 - DPA 0.006g Cuttlefish
Monounsaturated Fat 0.081g Cuttlefish
Polyunsaturated fat 0.134g Cuttlefish

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Butterfish Cuttlefish
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
44%
Butterfish
56%
Cuttlefish
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
55%
Butterfish
102%
Cuttlefish

Comparison summary

Which food is richer in minerals?
Cuttlefish
Cuttlefish is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Butterfish
Butterfish contains less Sodium (difference - 258mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Butterfish
Butterfish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Butterfish
Butterfish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.118g)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
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The foods have equal glycemic indexes (0)
Which food is cheaper?
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The foods are relatively equal in price ($)
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

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. Butterfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174231/nutrients
  2. Cuttlefish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174215/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.