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Crayfish vs. Whelk — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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The main differences between Crayfish and Whelk

  • Whelk is richer than Crayfish in Vitamin B12, Copper, Iron, Selenium, Vitamin B6, Magnesium, Manganese, Zinc, and Potassium.
  • Daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 from Whelk is 666% higher.
  • Crayfish contains less Sodium.

Food types used in this article are Crustaceans, crayfish, mixed species, wild, cooked, moist heat and Mollusks, whelk, unspecified, cooked, moist 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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Whelk
Contains less Sodium -77.2%
Contains more Calcium +88.3%
Contains more Iron +1112%
Contains more Magnesium +421.2%
Contains more Potassium +134.5%
Contains more Zinc +85.2%
Contains more Copper +200.7%
Contains more Manganese +70.5%
Contains more Selenium +144.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 282
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 34% 378% 123% 121% 62% 54% 89% 687% 117% 489%
Contains less Sodium -77.2%
Contains more Calcium +88.3%
Contains more Iron +1112%
Contains more Magnesium +421.2%
Contains more Potassium +134.5%
Contains more Zinc +85.2%
Contains more Copper +200.7%
Contains more Manganese +70.5%
Contains more Selenium +144.1%
Equal in Phosphorus - 282

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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Whelk
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +45%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +224%
Contains more Vitamin C +655.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +151.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +755.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +743.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.049
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 10% 0% 0% 23% 13% 50% 38% 24% 150% 9% 2268% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +14.3%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +45%
Contains more Folate +300%
Contains more Vitamin A +224%
Contains more Vitamin C +655.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +151.8%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +755.3%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +743.7%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.049

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Whelk
Contains more Fats +50%
Contains more Water +148%
Contains more Protein +184.3%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +50.4%
17% 79% 3%
Protein: 16.77 g
Fats: 1.2 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 79.37 g
Other: 2.66 g
48% 16% 32% 4%
Protein: 47.68 g
Fats: 0.8 g
Carbs: 15.52 g
Water: 32 g
Other: 4 g
Contains more Fats +50%
Contains more Water +148%
Contains more Protein +184.3%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Other +50.4%

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
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Whelk
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +335.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +697.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -65.7%
23% 31% 46%
Saturated Fat: 0.181 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.244 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.367 g
38% 34% 28%
Saturated Fat: 0.062 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.056 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 0.046 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +335.7%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +697.8%
Contains less Saturated Fat -65.7%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Crayfish Whelk Opinion
Net carbs 0g 15.52g Whelk
Protein 16.77g 47.68g Whelk
Fats 1.2g 0.8g Crayfish
Carbs 0g 15.52g Whelk
Calories 82kcal 275kcal Whelk
Calcium 60mg 113mg Whelk
Iron 0.83mg 10.06mg Whelk
Magnesium 33mg 172mg Whelk
Phosphorus 270mg 282mg Whelk
Potassium 296mg 694mg Whelk
Sodium 94mg 412mg Crayfish
Zinc 1.76mg 3.26mg Whelk
Copper 0.685mg 2.06mg Whelk
Manganese 0.522mg 0.89mg Whelk
Selenium 36.7µg 89.6µg Whelk
Vitamin A 50IU 162IU Whelk
Vitamin A RAE 15µg 49µg Whelk
Vitamin E 1.5mg Crayfish
Vitamin C 0.9mg 6.8mg Whelk
Vitamin B1 0.05mg 0.049mg Crayfish
Vitamin B2 0.085mg 0.214mg Whelk
Vitamin B3 2.28mg 1.995mg Crayfish
Vitamin B5 0.58mg 0.4mg Crayfish
Vitamin B6 0.076mg 0.65mg Whelk
Folate 44µg 11µg Crayfish
Vitamin B12 2.15µg 18.14µg Whelk
Choline 80.9mg Crayfish
Vitamin K 0.1µg Crayfish
Tryptophan 0.234mg 0.618mg Whelk
Threonine 0.676mg 2.136mg Whelk
Isoleucine 0.811mg 1.655mg Whelk
Leucine 1.329mg 3.807mg Whelk
Lysine 1.457mg 2.93mg Whelk
Methionine 0.472mg 1.205mg Whelk
Phenylalanine 0.706mg 1.648mg Whelk
Valine 0.786mg 2.075mg Whelk
Histidine 0.341mg 0.977mg Whelk
Cholesterol 133mg 130mg Whelk
Saturated Fat 0.181g 0.062g Whelk
Omega-3 - DHA 0.047g 0.012g Crayfish
Omega-3 - EPA 0.119g 0.008g Crayfish
Monounsaturated Fat 0.244g 0.056g Crayfish
Polyunsaturated fat 0.367g 0.046g Crayfish

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Crayfish Whelk
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low Glycemic Index diet ok

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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
199%
Whelk
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
77%
Crayfish
215%
Whelk

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Whelk
Whelk is lower in Sugar (difference - 0g)
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Whelk
Whelk is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 3mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Whelk
Whelk is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.119g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Whelk
Whelk is lower in glycemic index (difference - 0)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Whelk
Whelk is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Crayfish
Crayfish contains less Sodium (difference - 318mg)
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. Whelk - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/171984/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000-calorie diets.

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