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Crayfish vs. Tilapia — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Crayfish and Tilapia different?

  • Crayfish is richer in Copper, Manganese, Zinc, Vitamin B12, Folate, and Phosphorus, while Tilapia is higher in Selenium, Vitamin D, and Vitamin B3.
  • Crayfish covers your daily need of Copper 68% more than Tilapia.
  • Crayfish contains 14 times more Manganese than Tilapia. Crayfish contains 0.522mg of Manganese, while Tilapia contains 0.037mg.
  • Tilapia is lower in Cholesterol.

Crustaceans, crayfish, mixed species, wild, cooked, moist heat and Fish, tilapia, cooked, dry heat types were 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 more Calcium +328.6%
Contains more Iron +20.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.4%
Contains more Zinc +329.3%
Contains more Copper +813.3%
Contains more Manganese +1310.8%
Contains more Potassium +28.4%
Contains less Sodium -40.4%
Contains more Selenium +48.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 34
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 5% 26% 25% 88% 34% 8% 12% 25% 5% 297%
Contains more Calcium +328.6%
Contains more Iron +20.3%
Contains more Phosphorus +32.4%
Contains more Zinc +329.3%
Contains more Copper +813.3%
Contains more Manganese +1310.8%
Contains more Potassium +28.4%
Contains less Sodium -40.4%
Contains more Selenium +48.2%
Equal in Magnesium - 34

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 +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +89.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.4%
Contains more Folate +633.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +15.6%
Contains more Choline +57.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +86%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +108.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +800%
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 0% 16% 111% 0% 24% 17% 89% 40% 29% 5% 233% 28% 3%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin E +89.9%
Contains more Vitamin C +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +16.4%
Contains more Folate +633.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +15.6%
Contains more Choline +57.7%
Contains more Vitamin D +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +86%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +108.1%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +14.5%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +61.8%
Contains more Vitamin K +800%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Water +10.9%
Contains more Protein +55.9%
Contains more Fats +120.8%
Equal in Water - 71.59
17% 79% 3%
Protein: 16.77 g
Fats: 1.2 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 79.37 g
Other: 2.66 g
26% 3% 72%
Protein: 26.15 g
Fats: 2.65 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 71.59 g
Other: 0 g
Contains more Water +10.9%
Contains more Protein +55.9%
Contains more Fats +120.8%
Equal in Water - 71.59

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains less Saturated Fat -80.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +291.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +63.5%
23% 31% 46%
Saturated Fat: 0.181 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.244 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.367 g
38% 38% 24%
Saturated Fat: 0.94 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.955 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6 g
Contains less Saturated Fat -80.7%
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +291.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +63.5%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the rightmost column. It displays the amounts side by side, giving a clearer understanding of the difference.
Crayfish Tilapia
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Cholesterol ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Rich in minerals 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 Tilapia Opinion
Protein 16.77g 26.15g Tilapia
Fats 1.2g 2.65g Tilapia
Calories 82kcal 128kcal Tilapia
Calcium 60mg 14mg Crayfish
Iron 0.83mg 0.69mg Crayfish
Magnesium 33mg 34mg Tilapia
Phosphorus 270mg 204mg Crayfish
Potassium 296mg 380mg Tilapia
Sodium 94mg 56mg Tilapia
Zinc 1.76mg 0.41mg Crayfish
Copper 0.685mg 0.075mg Crayfish
Manganese 0.522mg 0.037mg Crayfish
Selenium 36.7µg 54.4µg Tilapia
Vitamin A 50IU 0IU Crayfish
Vitamin A RAE 15µg 0µg Crayfish
Vitamin E 1.5mg 0.79mg Crayfish
Vitamin D 0IU 150IU Tilapia
Vitamin D 0µg 3.7µg Tilapia
Vitamin C 0.9mg 0mg Crayfish
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.093mg Tilapia
Vitamin B2 0.085mg 0.073mg Crayfish
Vitamin B3 2.28mg 4.745mg Tilapia
Vitamin B5 0.58mg 0.664mg Tilapia
Vitamin B6 0.076mg 0.123mg Tilapia
Folate 44µg 6µg Crayfish
Vitamin B12 2.15µg 1.86µg Crayfish
Choline 80.9mg 51.3mg Crayfish
Vitamin K 0.1µg 0.9µg Tilapia
Tryptophan 0.234mg 0.265mg Tilapia
Threonine 0.676mg 1.156mg Tilapia
Isoleucine 0.811mg 1.22mg Tilapia
Leucine 1.329mg 2.04mg Tilapia
Lysine 1.457mg 2.315mg Tilapia
Methionine 0.472mg 0.766mg Tilapia
Phenylalanine 0.706mg 1.05mg Tilapia
Valine 0.786mg 1.28mg Tilapia
Histidine 0.341mg 0.585mg Tilapia
Cholesterol 133mg 57mg Tilapia
Saturated Fat 0.181g 0.94g Crayfish
Omega-3 - DHA 0.047g 0.13g Tilapia
Omega-3 - EPA 0.119g 0.005g Crayfish
Omega-3 - DPA 0g 0.06g Tilapia
Monounsaturated Fat 0.244g 0.955g Tilapia
Polyunsaturated fat 0.367g 0.6g Tilapia
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.015g Tilapia
Omega-3 - ALA 0.045g Tilapia

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Crayfish Tilapia
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
45%
Tilapia
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
77%
Crayfish
52%
Tilapia

Comparison summary

Which food contains less Sodium?
Tilapia
Tilapia contains less Sodium (difference - 38mg)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Tilapia
Tilapia is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 76mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Crayfish
Crayfish is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.759g)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Crayfish
Crayfish is relatively richer in minerals
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. Tilapia - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175177/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.