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Crayfish vs. Carp — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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A recap on differences between Crayfish and Carp

  • Crayfish is higher in Copper, Selenium, Vitamin B12, Manganese, and Folate, yet Carp is higher in Phosphorus, Vitamin B6, Iron, and Vitamin B1.
  • Crayfish covers your daily Copper needs 68% more than Carp.
  • Crayfish contains 10 times more Manganese than Carp. While Crayfish contains 0.522mg of Manganese, Carp contains only 0.05mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Carp is lower.

Food varieties used in this article are Crustaceans, crayfish, mixed species, wild, cooked, moist heat and Fish, carp, cooked, dry heat.

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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.
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Carp
Contains more Calcium +15.4%
Contains more Copper +838.4%
Contains more Manganese +944%
Contains more Selenium +126.5%
Contains more Iron +91.6%
Contains more Magnesium +15.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +96.7%
Contains more Potassium +44.3%
Contains less Sodium -33%
Equal in Zinc - 1.9
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 18% 32% 24% 116% 27% 13% 48% 229% 69% 201%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 16% 60% 28% 228% 38% 9% 52% 25% 7% 89%
Contains more Calcium +15.4%
Contains more Copper +838.4%
Contains more Manganese +944%
Contains more Selenium +126.5%
Contains more Iron +91.6%
Contains more Magnesium +15.2%
Contains more Phosphorus +96.7%
Contains more Potassium +44.3%
Contains less Sodium -33%
Equal in Zinc - 1.9

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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Carp
Contains more Vitamin A +56.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.4%
Contains more Folate +158.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +46.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +180%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +188.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.1
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 3% 30% 0% 3% 13% 20% 43% 35% 18% 33% 269% 45% 1%
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%
Contains more Vitamin A +56.3%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +21.4%
Contains more Folate +158.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +46.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +77.8%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +180%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +188.2%
Equal in Vitamin B3 - 2.1

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Carp
Contains more Water +14%
Contains more Other +682.4%
Contains more Protein +36.3%
Contains more Fats +497.5%
17% 79% 3%
Protein: 16.77 g
Fats: 1.2 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 79.37 g
Other: 2.66 g
23% 7% 70%
Protein: 22.86 g
Fats: 7.17 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 69.63 g
Other: 0.34 g
Contains more Water +14%
Contains more Other +682.4%
Contains more Protein +36.3%
Contains more Fats +497.5%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Carp
Contains less Saturated Fat -87%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1123.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +400%
23% 31% 46%
Saturated Fat: 0.181 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.244 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.367 g
22% 48% 30%
Saturated Fat: 1.388 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 2.985 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.835 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -87%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1123.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +400%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crayfish Carp Opinion
Protein 16.77g 22.86g Carp
Fats 1.2g 7.17g Carp
Calories 82kcal 162kcal Carp
Calcium 60mg 52mg Crayfish
Iron 0.83mg 1.59mg Carp
Magnesium 33mg 38mg Carp
Phosphorus 270mg 531mg Carp
Potassium 296mg 427mg Carp
Sodium 94mg 63mg Carp
Zinc 1.76mg 1.9mg Carp
Copper 0.685mg 0.073mg Crayfish
Manganese 0.522mg 0.05mg Crayfish
Selenium 36.7µg 16.2µg Crayfish
Vitamin A 50IU 32IU Crayfish
Vitamin A RAE 15µg 10µg Crayfish
Vitamin E 1.5mg Crayfish
Vitamin C 0.9mg 1.6mg Carp
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.14mg Carp
Vitamin B2 0.085mg 0.07mg Crayfish
Vitamin B3 2.28mg 2.1mg Crayfish
Vitamin B5 0.58mg 0.87mg Carp
Vitamin B6 0.076mg 0.219mg Carp
Folate 44µg 17µg Crayfish
Vitamin B12 2.15µg 1.47µg Crayfish
Choline 80.9mg Crayfish
Vitamin K 0.1µg Crayfish
Tryptophan 0.234mg 0.256mg Carp
Threonine 0.676mg 1.002mg Carp
Isoleucine 0.811mg 1.054mg Carp
Leucine 1.329mg 1.858mg Carp
Lysine 1.457mg 2.1mg Carp
Methionine 0.472mg 0.677mg Carp
Phenylalanine 0.706mg 0.893mg Carp
Valine 0.786mg 1.178mg Carp
Histidine 0.341mg 0.673mg Carp
Cholesterol 133mg 84mg Carp
Saturated Fat 0.181g 1.388g Crayfish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.047g 0.146g Carp
Omega-3 - EPA 0.119g 0.305g Carp
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.105g Carp
Monounsaturated Fat 0.244g 2.985g Carp
Polyunsaturated fat 0.367g 1.835g Carp

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Crayfish Carp
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet Equal
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
39%
Crayfish
31%
Carp
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
77%
Crayfish
55%
Carp

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crayfish
Crayfish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.207g)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Crayfish
Crayfish is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food is lower in Sugar?
Carp
Carp is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Carp
Carp contains less Sodium (difference - 31mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Carp
Carp is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 49mg)
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 minerals?
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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. Crayfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174207/nutrients
  2. Carp - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174185/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.