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Crayfish vs. Catfish — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Differences between Crayfish and Catfish

  • Crayfish has more Copper, Selenium, Manganese, Zinc, Folate, and Iron, while Catfish has more Vitamin B12, and Vitamin B6.
  • Crayfish's daily need coverage for Copper is 72% higher.
  • Catfish contains 29 times less Manganese than Crayfish. Crayfish contains 0.522mg of Manganese, while Catfish contains 0.018mg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Catfish is lower.

The food types used in this comparison are Crustaceans, crayfish, mixed species, wild, cooked, moist heat and Fish, catfish, channel, farmed, 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.
Contains more Calcium +566.7%
Contains more Iron +196.4%
Contains more Magnesium +43.5%
Contains less Sodium -21%
Contains more Zinc +203.4%
Contains more Copper +1656.4%
Contains more Manganese +2800%
Contains more Selenium +270.7%
Contains more Potassium +23.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 247
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 3% 11% 17% 106% 33% 16% 16% 14% 3% 54%
Contains more Calcium +566.7%
Contains more Iron +196.4%
Contains more Magnesium +43.5%
Contains less Sodium -21%
Contains more Zinc +203.4%
Contains more Copper +1656.4%
Contains more Manganese +2800%
Contains more Selenium +270.7%
Contains more Potassium +23.6%
Equal in Phosphorus - 247

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 A +2400%
Contains more Vitamin E +54.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +108.3%
Contains more Folate +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +132.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +29.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2400%
Equal in Choline - 78.7
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 1% 20% 9% 0% 6% 24% 48% 49% 41% 9% 348% 43% 7%
Contains more Vitamin A +2400%
Contains more Vitamin E +54.6%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +108.3%
Contains more Folate +266.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +17.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +11.8%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +39.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +132.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +29.3%
Contains more Vitamin K +2400%
Equal in Choline - 78.7

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +499.2%
Equal in Protein - 18.44
Equal in Water - 74.65
17% 79% 3%
Protein: 16.77 g
Fats: 1.2 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 79.37 g
Other: 2.66 g
18% 7% 75%
Protein: 18.44 g
Fats: 7.19 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 74.65 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Fats +499.2%
Equal in Protein - 18.44
Equal in Water - 74.65

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -88.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1176.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +268.9%
23% 31% 46%
Saturated Fat: 0.181 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.244 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.367 g
26% 51% 22%
Saturated Fat: 1.586 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.115 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.354 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -88.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +1176.6%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +268.9%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Crayfish Catfish
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Cholesterol 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 Crayfish Catfish Opinion
Protein 16.77g 18.44g Catfish
Fats 1.2g 7.19g Catfish
Calories 82kcal 144kcal Catfish
Calcium 60mg 9mg Crayfish
Iron 0.83mg 0.28mg Crayfish
Magnesium 33mg 23mg Crayfish
Phosphorus 270mg 247mg Crayfish
Potassium 296mg 366mg Catfish
Sodium 94mg 119mg Crayfish
Zinc 1.76mg 0.58mg Crayfish
Copper 0.685mg 0.039mg Crayfish
Manganese 0.522mg 0.018mg Crayfish
Selenium 36.7µg 9.9µg Crayfish
Vitamin A 50IU 2IU Crayfish
Vitamin A RAE 15µg 1µg Crayfish
Vitamin E 1.5mg 0.97mg Crayfish
Vitamin D 0IU 10IU Catfish
Vitamin D 0µg 0.3µg Catfish
Vitamin C 0.9mg 0mg Crayfish
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.024mg Crayfish
Vitamin B2 0.085mg 0.1mg Catfish
Vitamin B3 2.28mg 2.548mg Catfish
Vitamin B5 0.58mg 0.811mg Catfish
Vitamin B6 0.076mg 0.177mg Catfish
Folate 44µg 12µg Crayfish
Vitamin B12 2.15µg 2.78µg Catfish
Choline 80.9mg 78.7mg Crayfish
Vitamin K 0.1µg 2.5µg Catfish
Tryptophan 0.234mg 0.22mg Crayfish
Threonine 0.676mg 0.833mg Catfish
Isoleucine 0.811mg 0.82mg Catfish
Leucine 1.329mg 1.396mg Catfish
Lysine 1.457mg 1.677mg Catfish
Methionine 0.472mg 0.539mg Catfish
Phenylalanine 0.706mg 0.735mg Catfish
Valine 0.786mg 0.894mg Catfish
Histidine 0.341mg 0.404mg Catfish
Cholesterol 133mg 66mg Catfish
Trans Fat 0.063g Crayfish
Saturated Fat 0.181g 1.586g Crayfish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.047g 0.069g Catfish
Omega-3 - EPA 0.119g 0.02g Crayfish
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.018g Catfish
Monounsaturated Fat 0.244g 3.115g Catfish
Polyunsaturated fat 0.367g 1.354g Catfish
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.049g Catfish

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Crayfish Catfish
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
46%
Catfish
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
77%
Crayfish
27%
Catfish

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Crayfish
Crayfish contains less Sodium (difference - 25mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crayfish
Crayfish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 1.405g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Crayfish
Crayfish is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Catfish
Catfish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 67mg)
Which food contains less Sugar?
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The foods are relatively equal in Sugar (0 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. Crayfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174207/nutrients
  2. Catfish - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175166/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.