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Carp vs. Whelk — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Carp and Whelk?

  • Carp is higher in Phosphorus, however, Whelk is richer in Vitamin B12, Copper, Selenium, Iron, Manganese, Vitamin B6, and Magnesium.
  • Whelk's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 695% more.
  • Whelk contains 2 times less Phosphorus than Carp. Carp contains 531mg of Phosphorus, while Whelk contains 282mg.
  • Carp has less Cholesterol.

We used Fish, carp, cooked, dry heat and Mollusks, whelk, unspecified, cooked, moist heat types 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.
Carp
2
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8
Whelk
Contains more Phosphorus +88.3%
Contains less Sodium -84.7%
Contains more Calcium +117.3%
Contains more Iron +532.7%
Contains more Magnesium +352.6%
Contains more Potassium +62.5%
Contains more Zinc +71.6%
Contains more Copper +2721.9%
Contains more Manganese +1680%
Contains more Selenium +453.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 16% 60% 28% 228% 38% 9% 52% 25% 7% 89%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 34% 378% 123% 121% 62% 54% 89% 687% 117% 489%
Contains more Phosphorus +88.3%
Contains less Sodium -84.7%
Contains more Calcium +117.3%
Contains more Iron +532.7%
Contains more Magnesium +352.6%
Contains more Potassium +62.5%
Contains more Zinc +71.6%
Contains more Copper +2721.9%
Contains more Manganese +1680%
Contains more Selenium +453.1%

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.
Carp
4
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5
Whelk
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +117.5%
Contains more Folate +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +406.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +325%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +205.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +196.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1134%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.995
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 0% 0% 6% 35% 17% 40% 53% 51% 13% 184% 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 10% 0% 0% 23% 13% 50% 38% 24% 150% 9% 2268% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +185.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +117.5%
Contains more Folate +54.5%
Contains more Vitamin A +406.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +325%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +205.7%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +196.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +1134%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 1.995

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Carp
2
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3
Whelk
Contains more Fats +796.3%
Contains more Water +117.6%
Contains more Protein +108.6%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +1076.5%
23% 7% 70%
Protein: 22.86 g
Fats: 7.17 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 69.63 g
Other: 0.34 g
48% 16% 32% 4%
Protein: 47.68 g
Fats: 0.8 g
Carbs: 15.52 g
Water: 32 g
Other: 4 g
Contains more Fats +796.3%
Contains more Water +117.6%
Contains more Protein +108.6%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +1076.5%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Carp
2
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1
Whelk
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +5230.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +3889.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -95.5%
22% 48% 30%
Saturated Fat: 1.388 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.985 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.835 g
38% 34% 28%
Saturated Fat: 0.062 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.056 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.046 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +5230.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +3889.1%
Contains less Saturated Fat -95.5%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Carp Whelk Opinion
Net carbs 0g 15.52g Whelk
Protein 22.86g 47.68g Whelk
Fats 7.17g 0.8g Carp
Carbs 0g 15.52g Whelk
Calories 162kcal 275kcal Whelk
Calcium 52mg 113mg Whelk
Iron 1.59mg 10.06mg Whelk
Magnesium 38mg 172mg Whelk
Phosphorus 531mg 282mg Carp
Potassium 427mg 694mg Whelk
Sodium 63mg 412mg Carp
Zinc 1.9mg 3.26mg Whelk
Copper 0.073mg 2.06mg Whelk
Manganese 0.05mg 0.89mg Whelk
Selenium 16.2µg 89.6µg Whelk
Vitamin A 32IU 162IU Whelk
Vitamin A RAE 10µg 49µg Whelk
Vitamin C 1.6mg 6.8mg Whelk
Vitamin B1 0.14mg 0.049mg Carp
Vitamin B2 0.07mg 0.214mg Whelk
Vitamin B3 2.1mg 1.995mg Carp
Vitamin B5 0.87mg 0.4mg Carp
Vitamin B6 0.219mg 0.65mg Whelk
Folate 17µg 11µg Carp
Vitamin B12 1.47µg 18.14µg Whelk
Tryptophan 0.256mg 0.618mg Whelk
Threonine 1.002mg 2.136mg Whelk
Isoleucine 1.054mg 1.655mg Whelk
Leucine 1.858mg 3.807mg Whelk
Lysine 2.1mg 2.93mg Whelk
Methionine 0.677mg 1.205mg Whelk
Phenylalanine 0.893mg 1.648mg Whelk
Valine 1.178mg 2.075mg Whelk
Histidine 0.673mg 0.977mg Whelk
Cholesterol 84mg 130mg Carp
Saturated Fat 1.388g 0.062g Whelk
Omega-3 - DHA 0.146g 0.012g Carp
Omega-3 - EPA 0.305g 0.008g Carp
Omega-3 - DPA 0.105g Carp
Monounsaturated Fat 2.985g 0.056g Carp
Polyunsaturated fat 1.835g 0.046g Carp

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Carp Whelk
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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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
31%
Carp
199%
Whelk
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
55%
Carp
215%
Whelk

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Whelk
Whelk is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.326g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Whelk
Whelk is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Whelk
Whelk is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carp
Carp contains less Sodium (difference - 349mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Carp
Carp is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 46mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar ( g)
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. Carp - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174185/nutrients
  2. Whelk - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171984/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.