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Crayfish vs. Cuttlefish — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Crayfish and Cuttlefish different?

  • Crayfish is higher in Manganese, and Copper, however, Cuttlefish is richer in Iron, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B12, Phosphorus, Selenium, and Vitamin A RAE.
  • Daily need coverage for Iron from Cuttlefish is 65% higher.
  • Crayfish contains 5 times more Manganese than Cuttlefish. While Crayfish contains 0.522mg of Manganese, Cuttlefish contains only 0.11mg.
  • Cuttlefish has less Cholesterol.

Crustaceans, crayfish, mixed species, wild, cooked, moist heat and Mollusks, cuttlefish, mixed species, raw are the varieties used 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.
Contains less Sodium -74.7%
Contains more Copper +16.7%
Contains more Manganese +374.5%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +625.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +43.3%
Contains more Potassium +19.6%
Contains more Selenium +22.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 30
Equal in Zinc - 1.73
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 27% 226% 22% 166% 32% 49% 48% 196% 15% 245%
Contains less Sodium -74.7%
Contains more Copper +16.7%
Contains more Manganese +374.5%
Contains more Calcium +50%
Contains more Iron +625.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +43.3%
Contains more Potassium +19.6%
Contains more Selenium +22.1%
Equal in Magnesium - 30
Equal in Zinc - 1.73

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 +455.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16%
Contains more Folate +175%
Contains more Vitamin A +650%
Contains more Vitamin C +488.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +970.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +97.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +39.5%
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 23% 0% 0% 18% 3% 210% 23% 30% 35% 12% 375% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +455.6%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +87.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +16%
Contains more Folate +175%
Contains more Vitamin A +650%
Contains more Vitamin C +488.9%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +970.6%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +97.4%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +39.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +71.4%
Contains more Other +58.3%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Protein - 16.24
Equal in Water - 80.56
17% 79% 3%
Protein: 16.77 g
Fats: 1.2 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 79.37 g
Other: 2.66 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 Fats +71.4%
Contains more Other +58.3%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Equal in Protein - 16.24
Equal in Water - 80.56

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +201.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +173.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -34.8%
23% 31% 46%
Saturated Fat: 0.181 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.244 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.367 g
35% 24% 40%
Saturated Fat: 0.118 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.081 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.134 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +201.2%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +173.9%
Contains less Saturated Fat -34.8%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crayfish Cuttlefish Opinion
Net carbs 0g 0.82g Cuttlefish
Protein 16.77g 16.24g Crayfish
Fats 1.2g 0.7g Crayfish
Carbs 0g 0.82g Cuttlefish
Calories 82kcal 79kcal Crayfish
Calcium 60mg 90mg Cuttlefish
Iron 0.83mg 6.02mg Cuttlefish
Magnesium 33mg 30mg Crayfish
Phosphorus 270mg 387mg Cuttlefish
Potassium 296mg 354mg Cuttlefish
Sodium 94mg 372mg Crayfish
Zinc 1.76mg 1.73mg Crayfish
Copper 0.685mg 0.587mg Crayfish
Manganese 0.522mg 0.11mg Crayfish
Selenium 36.7µg 44.8µg Cuttlefish
Vitamin A 50IU 375IU Cuttlefish
Vitamin A RAE 15µg 113µg Cuttlefish
Vitamin E 1.5mg Crayfish
Vitamin C 0.9mg 5.3mg Cuttlefish
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.009mg Crayfish
Vitamin B2 0.085mg 0.91mg Cuttlefish
Vitamin B3 2.28mg 1.216mg Crayfish
Vitamin B5 0.58mg 0.5mg Crayfish
Vitamin B6 0.076mg 0.15mg Cuttlefish
Folate 44µg 16µg Crayfish
Vitamin B12 2.15µg 3µg Cuttlefish
Choline 80.9mg Crayfish
Vitamin K 0.1µg Crayfish
Tryptophan 0.234mg 0.182mg Crayfish
Threonine 0.676mg 0.699mg Cuttlefish
Isoleucine 0.811mg 0.707mg Crayfish
Leucine 1.329mg 1.143mg Crayfish
Lysine 1.457mg 1.213mg Crayfish
Methionine 0.472mg 0.366mg Crayfish
Phenylalanine 0.706mg 0.582mg Crayfish
Valine 0.786mg 0.709mg Crayfish
Histidine 0.341mg 0.312mg Crayfish
Cholesterol 133mg 112mg Cuttlefish
Saturated Fat 0.181g 0.118g Cuttlefish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.047g 0.066g Cuttlefish
Omega-3 - EPA 0.119g 0.039g Crayfish
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.006g Cuttlefish
Monounsaturated Fat 0.244g 0.081g Crayfish
Polyunsaturated fat 0.367g 0.134g Crayfish

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Crayfish 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
39%
Crayfish
56%
Cuttlefish
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
77%
Crayfish
102%
Cuttlefish

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Cuttlefish
Cuttlefish is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Cuttlefish
Cuttlefish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 21mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Cuttlefish
Cuttlefish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.063g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Crayfish
Crayfish contains less Sodium (difference - 278mg)
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.
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. 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.