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Crayfish vs. Eel — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Important differences between Crayfish and Eel

  • Crayfish has more Copper, Selenium, Manganese, and Folate, however, Eel has more Vitamin A RAE, Vitamin B12, Vitamin B3, and Vitamin B1.
  • Eel's daily need coverage for Vitamin A RAE is 125% more.
  • Crayfish has 24 times more Copper than Eel. Crayfish has 0.685mg of Copper, while Eel has 0.029mg.
  • Crayfish is lower in Cholesterol.

The food varieties used in the comparison are Crustaceans, crayfish, mixed species, wild, cooked, moist heat and Fish, eel, mixed species, 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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Eel
Contains more Calcium +130.8%
Contains more Iron +29.7%
Contains more Magnesium +26.9%
Contains more Copper +2262.1%
Contains more Manganese +1205%
Contains more Selenium +342.2%
Contains more Potassium +17.9%
Contains less Sodium -30.9%
Contains more Zinc +18.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 277
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 8% 24% 19% 119% 31% 9% 57% 10% 6% 46%
Contains more Calcium +130.8%
Contains more Iron +29.7%
Contains more Magnesium +26.9%
Contains more Copper +2262.1%
Contains more Manganese +1205%
Contains more Selenium +342.2%
Contains more Potassium +17.9%
Contains less Sodium -30.9%
Contains more Zinc +18.2%
Equal in Phosphorus - 277

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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Eel
Contains more Vitamin B2 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +107.1%
Contains more Folate +158.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +7474%
Contains more Vitamin C +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +266%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +96.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +34.4%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.077
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 228% 0% 0% 6% 46% 12% 85% 17% 18% 13% 362% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +66.7%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +107.1%
Contains more Folate +158.8%
Contains more Vitamin A +7474%
Contains more Vitamin C +100%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +266%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +96.8%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +34.4%
Equal in Vitamin B6 - 0.077

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Eel
Contains more Water +33.8%
Contains more Other +27.3%
Contains more Protein +41%
Contains more Fats +1145.8%
17% 79% 3%
Protein: 16.77 g
Fats: 1.2 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 79.37 g
Other: 2.66 g
24% 15% 59% 2%
Protein: 23.65 g
Fats: 14.95 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 59.31 g
Other: 2.09 g
Contains more Water +33.8%
Contains more Other +27.3%
Contains more Protein +41%
Contains more Fats +1145.8%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Eel
Contains less Saturated Fat -94%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +3677.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +230.8%
23% 31% 46%
Saturated Fat: 0.181 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.244 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.367 g
22% 69% 9%
Saturated Fat: 3.023 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 9.218 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.214 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -94%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +3677.9%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +230.8%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crayfish Eel Opinion
Protein 16.77g 23.65g Eel
Fats 1.2g 14.95g Eel
Calories 82kcal 236kcal Eel
Calcium 60mg 26mg Crayfish
Iron 0.83mg 0.64mg Crayfish
Magnesium 33mg 26mg Crayfish
Phosphorus 270mg 277mg Eel
Potassium 296mg 349mg Eel
Sodium 94mg 65mg Eel
Zinc 1.76mg 2.08mg Eel
Copper 0.685mg 0.029mg Crayfish
Manganese 0.522mg 0.04mg Crayfish
Selenium 36.7µg 8.3µg Crayfish
Vitamin A 50IU 3787IU Eel
Vitamin A RAE 15µg 1137µg Eel
Vitamin E 1.5mg Crayfish
Vitamin C 0.9mg 1.8mg Eel
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.183mg Eel
Vitamin B2 0.085mg 0.051mg Crayfish
Vitamin B3 2.28mg 4.487mg Eel
Vitamin B5 0.58mg 0.28mg Crayfish
Vitamin B6 0.076mg 0.077mg Eel
Folate 44µg 17µg Crayfish
Vitamin B12 2.15µg 2.89µg Eel
Choline 80.9mg Crayfish
Vitamin K 0.1µg Crayfish
Tryptophan 0.234mg 0.265mg Eel
Threonine 0.676mg 1.037mg Eel
Isoleucine 0.811mg 1.09mg Eel
Leucine 1.329mg 1.922mg Eel
Lysine 1.457mg 2.171mg Eel
Methionine 0.472mg 0.7mg Eel
Phenylalanine 0.706mg 0.923mg Eel
Valine 0.786mg 1.218mg Eel
Histidine 0.341mg 0.696mg Eel
Cholesterol 133mg 161mg Crayfish
Saturated Fat 0.181g 3.023g Crayfish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.047g 0.081g Eel
Omega-3 - EPA 0.119g 0.108g Crayfish
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.095g Eel
Monounsaturated Fat 0.244g 9.218g Eel
Polyunsaturated fat 0.367g 1.214g Eel

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Crayfish Eel
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
60%
Eel
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
77%
Crayfish
33%
Eel

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Eel
Eel is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Eel
Eel contains less Sodium (difference - 29mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Crayfish
Crayfish is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 28mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crayfish
Crayfish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 2.842g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Crayfish
Crayfish is relatively richer in minerals
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. Eel - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174194/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.