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Crayfish vs. Perch — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Crayfish and Perch?

  • Crayfish is higher in Copper, Selenium, and Folate, yet Perch is higher in Manganese, and Vitamin B5.
  • Crayfish's daily need coverage for Copper is 55% more.
  • Crayfish has 7 times more Folate than Perch. While Crayfish has 44µg of Folate, Perch has only 6µg.
  • The amount of Cholesterol in Perch is lower.

We used Crustaceans, crayfish, mixed species, wild, cooked, moist heat and Fish, perch, mixed species, cooked, dry 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.
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Perch
Contains more Zinc +23.1%
Contains more Copper +256.8%
Contains more Selenium +128%
Contains more Calcium +70%
Contains more Iron +39.8%
Contains more Magnesium +15.2%
Contains more Potassium +16.2%
Contains less Sodium -16%
Contains more Manganese +72.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 257
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 18% 31% 24% 116% 26% 12% 48% 228% 68% 200%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 31% 44% 27% 110% 30% 10% 39% 64% 117% 88%
Contains more Zinc +23.1%
Contains more Copper +256.8%
Contains more Selenium +128%
Contains more Calcium +70%
Contains more Iron +39.8%
Contains more Magnesium +15.2%
Contains more Potassium +16.2%
Contains less Sodium -16%
Contains more Manganese +72.4%
Equal in Phosphorus - 257

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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Perch
Contains more Vitamin A +56.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20%
Contains more Folate +633.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +88.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +41.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +84.2%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.2
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% 44% 0.25%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 1.9% 0% 0% 5.7% 20% 28% 36% 52% 32% 4.5% 275% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin A +56.3%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +20%
Contains more Folate +633.3%
Contains more Vitamin C +88.9%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +60%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +41.2%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +50%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +84.2%
Equal in Vitamin B12 - 2.2

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Perch
Contains more Other +274.6%
Contains more Protein +48.2%
Equal in Fats - 1.18
Equal in Water - 73.25
17% 79% 3%
Protein: 16.77 g
Fats: 1.2 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 79.37 g
Other: 2.66 g
25% 73%
Protein: 24.86 g
Fats: 1.18 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 73.25 g
Other: 0.71 g
Contains more Other +274.6%
Contains more Protein +48.2%
Equal in Fats - 1.18
Equal in Water - 73.25

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Perch
Contains less Saturated Fat -23.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +25.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +28.6%
23% 31% 46%
Saturated Fat: 0.181 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.244 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.367 g
26% 22% 52%
Saturated Fat: 0.237 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.195 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.472 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -23.6%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +25.1%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +28.6%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Crayfish Perch
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat 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 Perch Opinion
Protein 16.77g 24.86g Perch
Fats 1.2g 1.18g Crayfish
Calories 82kcal 117kcal Perch
Calcium 60mg 102mg Perch
Iron 0.83mg 1.16mg Perch
Magnesium 33mg 38mg Perch
Phosphorus 270mg 257mg Crayfish
Potassium 296mg 344mg Perch
Sodium 94mg 79mg Perch
Zinc 1.76mg 1.43mg Crayfish
Copper 0.685mg 0.192mg Crayfish
Manganese 0.522mg 0.9mg Perch
Selenium 36.7µg 16.1µg Crayfish
Vitamin A 50IU 32IU Crayfish
Vitamin A RAE 15µg 10µg Crayfish
Vitamin E 1.5mg Crayfish
Vitamin C 0.9mg 1.7mg Perch
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.08mg Perch
Vitamin B2 0.085mg 0.12mg Perch
Vitamin B3 2.28mg 1.9mg Crayfish
Vitamin B5 0.58mg 0.87mg Perch
Vitamin B6 0.076mg 0.14mg Perch
Folate 44µg 6µg Crayfish
Vitamin B12 2.15µg 2.2µg Perch
Choline 80.9mg Crayfish
Vitamin K 0.1µg Crayfish
Tryptophan 0.234mg 0.278mg Perch
Threonine 0.676mg 1.09mg Perch
Isoleucine 0.811mg 1.145mg Perch
Leucine 1.329mg 2.02mg Perch
Lysine 1.457mg 2.283mg Perch
Methionine 0.472mg 0.736mg Perch
Phenylalanine 0.706mg 0.97mg Perch
Valine 0.786mg 1.281mg Perch
Histidine 0.341mg 0.732mg Perch
Cholesterol 133mg 115mg Perch
Saturated Fat 0.181g 0.237g Crayfish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.047g 0.223g Perch
Omega-3 - EPA 0.119g 0.101g Crayfish
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.036g Perch
Monounsaturated Fat 0.244g 0.195g Crayfish
Polyunsaturated fat 0.367g 0.472g Perch

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Crayfish Perch
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
35%
Perch
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
77%
Crayfish
56%
Perch

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Perch
Perch is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Perch
Perch contains less Sodium (difference - 15mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Perch
Perch is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 18mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crayfish
Crayfish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.056g)
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. Perch - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/173679/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.