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Fish sticks vs. Smelt — In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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What are the differences between Fish sticks and Smelt?

  • Smelt is richer than Fish sticks in Vitamin B12, Selenium, Manganese, Zinc, Phosphorus, Copper, and Vitamin B5.
  • Smelt's daily need coverage for Vitamin B12 is 125% more.
  • Fish sticks have 6 times more Saturated Fat than Smelt. While Fish sticks have 3.733g of Saturated Fat, Smelt has only 0.579g.

We used Fish, fish sticks, frozen, prepared and Fish, smelt, rainbow, 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.
Contains more Calcium +381.3%
Contains more Iron +36.9%
Contains more Magnesium +52%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.5%
Contains more Potassium +101.1%
Contains less Sodium -80.8%
Contains more Zinc +404.8%
Contains more Copper +201.7%
Contains more Manganese +394.5%
Contains more Selenium +198.1%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 5% 32% 18% 82% 17% 53% 12% 20% 24% 86%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper Manganese Selenium 24% 44% 28% 127% 33% 11% 58% 60% 118% 256%
Contains more Calcium +381.3%
Contains more Iron +36.9%
Contains more Magnesium +52%
Contains more Phosphorus +54.5%
Contains more Potassium +101.1%
Contains less Sodium -80.8%
Contains more Zinc +404.8%
Contains more Copper +201.7%
Contains more Manganese +394.5%
Contains more Selenium +198.1%

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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Smelt
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1120%
Contains more Folate +380%
Contains more Vitamin A +222.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +172.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +117.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +313.5%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 2% 138% 0% 0% 31% 27% 29% 17% 18% 18% 120% 24% 12%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Choline Vitamin K 4% 0% 0% 0% 3% 34% 34% 45% 40% 4% 497% 0% 0%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +1120%
Contains more Folate +380%
Contains more Vitamin A +222.2%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +25.9%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +15%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +172.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +117.9%
Contains more Vitamin B12 +313.5%

Macronutrient Comparison

Macronutrient breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Fats +423.5%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +105.3%
Contains more Water +47.1%
Equal in Other - 1.51
11% 16% 22% 50%
Protein: 11.01 g
Fats: 16.23 g
Carbs: 21.66 g
Water: 49.5 g
Other: 1.6 g
23% 3% 73%
Protein: 22.6 g
Fats: 3.1 g
Carbs: 0 g
Water: 72.79 g
Other: 1.51 g
Contains more Fats +423.5%
Contains more Carbs +∞%
Contains more Protein +105.3%
Contains more Water +47.1%
Equal in Other - 1.51

Fat Type Comparison

Fat type breakdown side-by-side comparison
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +288.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +589.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -84.5%
25% 22% 53%
Saturated Fat: 3.733 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 3.193 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 7.824 g
23% 32% 45%
Saturated Fat: 0.579 g
Monounsaturated Fat: 0.822 g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.135 g
Contains more Monounsaturated Fat +288.4%
Contains more Polyunsaturated fat +589.3%
Contains less Saturated Fat -84.5%

Comparison summary table

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

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Fish sticks Smelt Opinion
Net carbs 20.16g 0g Fish sticks
Protein 11.01g 22.6g Smelt
Fats 16.23g 3.1g Fish sticks
Carbs 21.66g 0g Fish sticks
Calories 277kcal 124kcal Fish sticks
Starch 20.46g Fish sticks
Fructose 0.1g Fish sticks
Sugar 1.65g Smelt
Fiber 1.5g 0g Fish sticks
Calcium 16mg 77mg Smelt
Iron 0.84mg 1.15mg Smelt
Magnesium 25mg 38mg Smelt
Phosphorus 191mg 295mg Smelt
Potassium 185mg 372mg Smelt
Sodium 402mg 77mg Smelt
Zinc 0.42mg 2.12mg Smelt
Copper 0.059mg 0.178mg Smelt
Manganese 0.182mg 0.9mg Smelt
Selenium 15.7µg 46.8µg Smelt
Vitamin A 18IU 58IU Smelt
Vitamin A RAE 4µg 17µg Smelt
Vitamin E 6.88mg Fish sticks
Vitamin D 1IU Fish sticks
Vitamin B1 0.122mg 0.01mg Fish sticks
Vitamin B2 0.116mg 0.146mg Smelt
Vitamin B3 1.536mg 1.766mg Smelt
Vitamin B5 0.272mg 0.74mg Smelt
Vitamin B6 0.078mg 0.17mg Smelt
Folate 24µg 5µg Fish sticks
Vitamin B12 0.96µg 3.97µg Smelt
Choline 42.8mg Fish sticks
Vitamin K 4.7µg Fish sticks
Tryptophan 0.122mg 0.253mg Smelt
Threonine 0.372mg 0.991mg Smelt
Isoleucine 0.429mg 1.041mg Smelt
Leucine 0.852mg 1.837mg Smelt
Lysine 0.795mg 2.076mg Smelt
Methionine 0.296mg 0.669mg Smelt
Phenylalanine 0.47mg 0.882mg Smelt
Valine 0.5mg 1.164mg Smelt
Histidine 0.23mg 0.665mg Smelt
Cholesterol 28mg 90mg Fish sticks
Trans Fat 0.124g Smelt
Saturated Fat 3.733g 0.579g Smelt
Omega-3 - DHA 0.088g 0.536g Smelt
Omega-3 - EPA 0.05g 0.353g Smelt
Omega-3 - DPA 0.004g 0.023g Smelt
Monounsaturated Fat 3.193g 0.822g Fish sticks
Polyunsaturated fat 7.824g 1.135g Fish sticks
Omega-6 - Eicosadienoic acid 0.003g Fish sticks
Omega-6 - Linoleic acid 7.289g Fish sticks
Omega-6 - Gamma-linoleic acid 0.011g Fish sticks
Omega-3 - ALA 0.236g Fish sticks
Omega-3 - Eicosatrienoic acid 0.001g Fish sticks

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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ok
is better in case of low diet
Fish sticks Smelt
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
33%
Fish sticks
50%
Smelt
Minerals Daily Need Coverage Score
35%
Fish sticks
75%
Smelt

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Smelt
Smelt is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.65g)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Smelt
Smelt contains less Sodium (difference - 325mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Smelt
Smelt is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 3.154g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Smelt
Smelt is lower in glycemic index (difference - 54)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Smelt
Smelt is relatively richer in minerals
Which food is lower in Cholesterol?
Fish sticks
Fish sticks is lower in Cholesterol (difference - 62mg)
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. Fish sticks - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174195/nutrients
  2. Smelt - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/175147/nutrients

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

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